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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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In the fall of 1997, every nuclear device in the world will be accounted for... Except one. See more »

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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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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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

George Clooney learned stunt driving for this movie. See more »

Goofs

The lack of electronic countermeasures on the helicopters: chaff to fool radar-guided missiles, and flares to fool heat-seeking missiles. See more »

Quotes

Dimitri Vertikoff: [after Devoe introduces Julia]
[to Devoe, in Russian]
Dimitri Vertikoff: A beautiful woman, and a PhD. You're way out of your league.
Julia Kelly: [in Russian] You have no idea, Colonel.
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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 »

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NOCTURNE IN C-SHARP MINOR, OP. POSTH.
Music by Frédéric Chopin
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I Hope Hollywood Isn't The Voice Of America
9 June 2005 | by robert-642See all my reviews

Retrospective. Oh dear, oh dear oh dear. What trite nonsense. Be it Nicole Kidman desperately trying to look sexy with wet hair or delivering the immortal line: 'I'd be more worried by a terrorist with one bomb than ten', this films is utter balderdash. Once more American film studios search out a bette noir, this time it's the Bosnians. And hey, surprise, surprise, those darned Ruskies are friends.

One an only assume that the people who watch this kind of film have the mental capacity of Mickey Mouse - hence the need for exciting location titles every few moments - not that they are needed because there is a gross stereotype for every nationality or ethnic minority. If I hear another Russian called Dimitri I am going to scream.

I loved the peasantification of the the Serbs and Croats. Have the film crew ever been to Eastern Europe? Clearly not.

The positive aspect of the film is that it enables one to discriminate between bad films and good films. Ahhh...so nice to have such bad films at hand.

I dread the day when some other director and 'B' grade actors make a film on the Iraq conflict. I'll conclude as I started. Oh dear,oh dear.


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