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The Peacekeeper (1997)

When a terrorist group steals the US President's personal communications computer for launching the US arsenal in case of war, only a heroic Major has the key to prevent a Presidential assassination or a nuclear holocaust.

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Frédéric Forestier (as Frederic Forestier)

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Stewart Harding (screenplay) (as James H. Stewart), Robert Geoffrion (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dolph Lundgren ... Major Frank Cross
Michael Sarrazin ... Lt. Colonel Douglas Murphy
Montel Williams ... Lt. Colonel Northrop
Roy Scheider ... President Robert Baker
Christopher Heyerdahl ... Hettinger
Allen Altman ... McGarry
Martin Neufeld Martin Neufeld ... Decker
Monika Schnarre ... Jane
Tim Post ... Nelson
Carl Alacchi ... Holbrook
Chip Chuipka Chip Chuipka ... Davis
Roc LaFortune ... Abbott
Goûchy Boy ... Robinson (as Gouchy Boy)
Phil Chiu Phil Chiu ... Kong
Serge Houde ... Secretary of Defense
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Storyline

United States air force Major Frank Cross is in trouble with the "brass" again. This time he's made an unauthorized humanitarian relief flight ... dropping sacks of rice to starving Kurds. To the press, he's a hero. The Pentagon would like to court martial him, but can't because the President wants the highly photogenic media hero by his side--at least until after the next election. So Cross has a new assignment. He's to carry the "black bag"-- the President's high-tech briefcase containing the "go codes" and communications computer for launching America's nuclear ICBM arsenal in case of national emergency. It should be a piece of cake, but... On his first day on the job, a team of mercenaries steal the briefcase and drop Cross off a tenth floor balcony. Miraculously, he not only survives, but pursues the terrorists in a hijacked taxi. The ensuing car chase careens through the alleyways and streets of Chicago, up the ramps of a parking garage and then, unexpectedly, continues over the... Written by anonymous

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Mass destruction just met its match.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 August 1997 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Hellbent See more »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Feature film debut of talk show host Montel Williams. See more »

Quotes

McGarry: How you wanna die, dickwad?
Major Frank Cross: Old!
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Exciting for a B Grade movie
13 September 2004 | by V-ManSee all my reviews

I'm a big fan of B movies, just interests me what the producers can pull off with limited budget and what kind of stock footage they steal, or the obvious video game cgi thats overlaced into the video.

This movie however has something that other B movies lack. A fairly descent and slightly more believable plot then the recent James Bond movies. Lundgren somewhat performs much better than his other features. It's fun to see Montel in this type of role. Keep an eye out on the dramatic Bruckheimer-like ending sequence, they pulled it off quite well.

Other than that, its definitely worth a watch if you're a fan of action movies, B movies, or Lundgren.


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