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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 »
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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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Taglines:

How do you get the world's attention? See more »

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA

Release Date:

26 September 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El pacificador 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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$41,263,140

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$110,463,140
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Company Credits

Production Co:

DreamWorks See more »
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

In her briefing about possible suspects behind the nuclear blast (as LTC Devoe walks in), you can hear Dr. Kelly name "Shamil Basayev" and describes him as a militant Chechen rebel leader. This is true. Shamil Basayev was suspected as the mastermind in the school takeover in North Ossetia, which captured more than 1000 hostages in September, 2004. He was killed by an explosion on 10th July, 2006, near Ekajevo, Ingushetia. See more »

Goofs

When the hijackers short wires together to divert the bomb train into a head-on collision, the track switch moves the wrong way. See more »

Quotes

Costello: Urinalysis from a Moscow traffic stop last month, .367.
Julia Kelly: I'm amazed he could turn the key.
Costello: Yeah, that's definitely a few cocktails.
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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 »


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HUMORESQUE
Music by Antonín Dvorák
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How do you stop a terrorist who has no demands?
27 June 2004 | by Nazi_Fighter_DavidSee all my reviews

A distraught Bosnian piano teacher named Dusan Gavric (Marcel Iures), whose wife and daughter had been shot down before his eyes by Bosnian Muslim snipers in war-divided Sarajevo, intends to ignite a stolen nuclear bomb around the U.N. building in New York in revenge for that atrocity…

Nuclear weapons specialist Dr. Julia Kelly (Nicole Kidman) and US Special Forces Colonel Thomas Devoe (George Clooney) try to stop the psycho...

Clooney, convinced that United States educated half the world's terrorists, plays a talented soldier who takes great liberties to get what he wants including heavy bribes and savage beatings… With that cool, suave and dashing look that makes women swoon, Clooney demonstrates great sense of humor with his performance, and looks pleasantly cold as hell during high action sequences… His unexpected reactions get on Kidman's nerves so easily…

Kidman looks lovely as the anguished scientist who wants to save the world, struggling tightly against her self-doubt …

Mimi Leder definitely proves that she's a commanding presence behind the camera… She shows how to move more effectively the camera creating tension throughout the hijacking of the warheads, Vienna's exciting car chase, the flight of the three US Air Force helicopters ordered to return to Turkish airspace, the truckload of the bad guys hanging over a cliff, and the tracking of the missing warhead on Manhattan's crowded streets…

The music is great... It follows the action well and elevates the dramatic suspense throughout the show...


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