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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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Taglines:

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of absolute power.

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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

This is the final film of George P. Cosmatos. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning when the clean-up-crew arrive you can clearly see one of the "dead" professor breathing. See more »

Quotes

Bobby Bishop: He who gets the first sound bite wins.
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References Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) See more »

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Shallow 'Shadow'.
7 July 2008 | by vip_ebriegaSee all my reviews

My Take: Routine political thriller with mediocre action scenes and predictable twists.

A rarely seen political thriller, which made a very poor box-office response, I managed to catch THE SHADOW CONSPIRACY on TV just now, and while I was glad that I satisfied my curiosity to see this rare film, I didn't exactly feel this film was all special. Considering the box-office response to it, SHADOW CONSPIRACY is not all quite as bad as critics and the public reacted to it, but still ain't very good to begin with and everything, from script to direction, is pretty predictable. Charlie Sheen plays the presidential assistant who finds himself caught up with assassins and chases (a lot of them) when he discovers a deadly conspiracy which lurks amongst the White House staff. After a professor is murdered, Sheen aids the help of ex-flame reporter Amanda Givens (Linda Hamilton) to uncover the traitor and unlock the conspiracy of the title.

But this script, written by Adi Hasak & Ric Gibbs, are pedestrian as they come, not much differing from other White House conspiracy thrillers as in ABSOLUTE POWER and MURDER AT 1600. Some considerable talents (Donald Sutherland, Ben Gazzara and Stephen Lang) try their best on a routine script, but rarely saves it from predictability of the script. Not to mention a ludicrous scene which involves a toy helicopter, which seems far too silly and out-of-place in this "serious" political thriller. THE SHADOW CONSPIRACY has its moments I'm sure, some of which are much to under-appreciated (director George Pan Cosmatos serves up some decent chase scenes), but none of which lifts this routine thriller of which there's not much payoff or surprises.

Rating: ** out of 5.


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