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The Peacemaker (1997)

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A US Army colonel and a civilian woman supervising him must track down stolen Russian nuclear weapons before they're used by terrorists.

Director:

Mimi Leder

Writers:

Leslie Cockburn (article) (as Leslie Redlich Cockburn), Andrew Cockburn (article) | 1 more credit »
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Clooney ... Lt. Col. Thomas Devoe
Nicole Kidman ... Dr. Julia Kelly
Marcel Iures ... Dusan Gavrich
Aleksandr Baluev ... General Aleksandr Kodoroff (as Alexander Baluev)
Rene Medvesek Rene Medvesek ... Vlado Mirich
Gary Werntz Gary Werntz ... Terry Hamilton
Randall Batinkoff ... Ken
Jim Haynie ... General Garnett
Alexander Strobele Alexander Strobele ... Dietrich Schuhmacher
Holt McCallany ... Mark Appleton
Michael Boatman ... CPN Beach
Joan Copeland ... Senator Helen Bevens
Carlos Gómez ... Santiago
Armin Mueller-Stahl ... Dimitri Vertikoff
Slavko Juraga ... Stevo
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Storyline

Two trains crash somewhere in Russia, one carrying a nuclear payload. A nuclear explosion follows the crash and the world is on alert... However, White House nuclear expert Dr. Julia Kelly doesn't think it was an accident... Special Operations Intelligence Officer Colonel Thomas Devoe doesn't think so either... Together they must unravel a conspiracy that goes from Europe to New York, to stop a terrorist who has no demands... Written by M. Belanger <belgrima@pananet.com>

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Rated R for strong violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Nicole Kidman would go on to play Sandra Bullock's sister in Practical Magic (1998), while George Clooney plays Bullock's brother in the Ocean's film series (though they do not have any scenes together). See more »

Goofs

When talking to Kodoroff over the radio-phone, DeVoe reminds Kodoroff of the TV feeds from the "GBU missiles" during Desert Storm. GBU weapons are guided free-fall bombs, not missiles, as GBU stands for "guided bomb unit". A decorated Special Forces officer would know the difference. See more »

Quotes

Thomas Devoe: [approaching enemy truck in a helo] All right, gentlemen - whatever you do, do not shoot any civilians, do you understand?
[minutes later, pointing to a couple of gunmen on the bridge below]
Thomas Devoe: Those fuckers you can shoot!
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Alternate Versions

TBS and TNT broadcasts eliminate all references to CNN, including putting a colored square over the CNN logo when it appears on screen. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Watchman Video Broadcast: The Whirlwind (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

FUGUE
(from UNACCOMPANIED VIOLIN SONATA NO. 1, BWV. 1001)
Music by Johann Sebastian Bach
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Solid first effort from DreamWorks
26 February 1999 | by SKG-2See all my reviews

Let's be honest first of all. Did anybody think the first movie out of the gate from a studio owned by David Geffen, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and Steven Spielberg be an artsy-fartsy film? For what it is, this is pretty good. Director Mimi Leder does a good job keeping everything going (she was less successful with her follow-up, DEEP IMPACT), and I was involved the whole way through. I like George Clooney and Nicole Kidman, but I will admit they don't get a whole lot to do here. Like the similar MISSION IMPOSSIBLE, there's not a whole lot of character development for the heroes, so the film depends on whether or not you like the stars, and fortunately, I do.

The one distinguishing factor of the movie is the villain, played by Marcel Iures. While the one who steals the missiles is your standard action villain, there's a gravity and sadness Iures brings that's unexpected in a film like this. This is no sneering DIE HARD rip-off, but a guy who takes an action because he feels it's the only choice he has, and the film at least brings forth the notion that if that's how he feels, we the Western powers are somewhat culpable.


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Country:

USA

Release Date:

26 September 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Peacemaker See more »

Filming Locations:

Cremosne, Slovakia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,311,939, 28 September 1997

Gross USA:

$41,263,140

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$110,463,140
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2.39 : 1
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