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Shadow Conspiracy (1997)

Bishop, trusted advisor to the president, has shots fired at him when Pachenko comes to him about a traitor in highest level of government. He gets away from the cold blooded assassin twice. Will he find the traitor before getting killed?

Director:

George P. Cosmatos

Writers:

Adi Hasak, Ric Gibbs
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlie Sheen ... Bobby Bishop
Donald Sutherland ... Jacob Conrad
Linda Hamilton ... Amanda Givens
Stephen Lang ... The Agent
Ben Gazzara ... Vice President Saxon
Nicholas Turturro ... Grasso
Stanley Anderson ... Atty. Gen. Toyanbee
Theodore Bikel ... Prof. Yuri Pochenko
Charles Cioffi ... Gen. Blackburn
Paul Gleason ... Blythe
Terry O'Quinn ... Frank Ridell
Sam Waterston ... The President
Gore Vidal ... Congressman Page
Henry Strozier ... Murphy
Dey Young ... Janet
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Storyline

Bobby Bishop (Sheen) is a special assistant to the President of the United States. Accidentally, he meets his friend professor Pochenko on the street. Pochenko has time to tell Bishop about some conspiracy in the White House but then immediately gets killed by an assassin. Now bad guys are after Bobby as the only man who knows about a plot. Bishop must now not only survive, but to stop the conspirators from achieving their goal. And he doesn't know whom to trust. Written by Boris Shafir <shafir@hsi.com>

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Life, liberty, and the pursuit of absolute power.

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Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 January 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Shadow Program See more »

Filming Locations:

Prince George, Virginia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,370,831, 2 February 1997

Gross USA:

$2,312,463

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,312,463
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When the US Secret Service wouldn't allow the filmmakers to land their UH-1 Huey they were using on the South Lawn, they used stock footage of the President's helicopter, Marine One, landing instead. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the movie when Bishop gets dressed to meet Congressman Page and later to conduct the news conference he is wearing a dark brown two-piece suit but when he show up at dinner with Conrad, Bishop is wearing a three-piece dark blue suit. See more »

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Jacob Conrad: I'm the authority here!
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References Touch of Evil (1958) See more »

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When in doubt....investigate.
19 May 2005 | by michaelRokeefeSee all my reviews

Familiar plot. Familiar reaction. Just maybe, the casting pushes this action/drama through to the end. Bobby Bishop(Charlie Sheen)is a major player in Washington D.C. for he is a special assistant to the President(Sam Waterston). Bobby is given a tip that there is a covert action being put into place to overthrow the government. To find out more details he is to meet Professor Yuri Pochenko(Theodore Bikel)only to watch him be gunned down by a sniper. Bobby's mentor, Jacob Conrad(Donald Sutherland), thinks he is just over reacting. Bishop's former girlfriend Amanda Givens(Linda Hamilton)is known as a sharp investigative reporter and is more than willing to help ferret out this much rumored activity. Bishop finds himself running for his life in a chain of chaos and confusion. A Special Agent(Stephen Lang)is hell-bent on killing him before he can blow the whistle on the attack on the existing government.

Ben Gazzara plays Vice President Saxon and Gore Vidal has the role of Congressman Page. Nicholas Turturro is an expert technician in surveillance. The plot does reach a fever pitch and the action is heavy and exciting. The most believable of the cast is Lang, who seems to have unlimited lives. Sutherland's talents are wasted. Sheen may be taxing his abilities. This movie is better than you may think.


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