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Deterrence ()


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The President of the United States must deal with an international military crisis while confined to a Colorado diner during a freak snowstorm

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President Walter Emerson
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Marshall Thompson
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Gayle Redford
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Katie
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Harvey
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Ralph
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Gerald Irvin
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Taylor Woods
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Lizzie Woods
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Agent Dexter
Joe McCrackin ...
Agent Williams
Scoot Powell ...
Noah
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Captain Coddington
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Admiral Miller (as James Curly)
Rigg Kennedy ...
Howard
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Lancaster / President Buchanan
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George Carvelli / Jeter
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Martin Keller
Amit Mehta ...
Abu Hussein
Steve Loglisci ...
Nick Macario
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Alexandra
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Agent Hunter
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Secretary of State Clift
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Omari
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Daniel Golan
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Sylvia Charles (as Leslie Harter)
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John Desimio
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Gestaing
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Riley (as E.J. Gage)
Jack Angel ...
Secretary of Defense
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Female Translator
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Isaacson
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Rubenstein
James Spies ...
Mark Stone
Uzi Gal ...
Iraqi Ambassador

Directed by

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Rod Lurie

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Rod Lurie ... (written by)

Produced by

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Paula M. Bass ... line producer (as Paula Hammerel)
Marc Frydman ... producer
Maurice Leblond ... executive producer
Steve Loglisci ... executive producer
James Spies ... producer

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Larry Groupé

Cinematography by

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Frank Perl

Film Editing by

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Alan Roberts

Editorial Department

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David C. Whitten ... color timer

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Whitney Brooke Wheeler ... (as W. Brooke Wheeler)

Set Decoration by

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Laurie Scott

Costume Design by

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Matthew Jacobsen ... (as Matt Jacobsen)

Makeup Department

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Diana Acrey ... hair department head (as Diana Acrey-Doyle)
Felicia Linsky ... key makeup artist
Janet Moore ... key hair stylist
Kate Shorter ... key makeup artist

Production Management

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Stacey Kosier Box ... production manager (as Stacey Kosier)
Reinhard Schreiner ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Bill Berry ... first assistant director
Mark Demarais ... second second assistant director
Paul Domick ... key second assistant director

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Mike R. Berman ... leadman (as Mike Berman)
Bill Cancienne ... set dresser
Lesley Guynes ... on-set dresser (as Lesley Levenburg)
Lisa Kramer ... prop assistant
David E. Leicester ... construction coordinator (as David Leicester)
Dutch Merrick ... property master (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Dario Biscaldi ... foley artist
Barney Cabral ... supervising sound editor
Patrick Cabral ... foley artist
Rickley W. Dumm ... sound effects editor
Mark Hollingsworth ... sound editor
Peter V. Meiselmann ... production sound mixer
Cynthia Merrill ... foley artist
Hunter Moore ... additional boom operator
Sterling Moore ... boom operator
Nick Neutra ... adr mixer / foley mixer
Perry Robertson ... sound editor
Geoffrey G. Rubay ... re-recording mixer
Peter Zinda ... re-recording mixer

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Trent Anderson ... first assistant camera: 'b' camera
Joe Broderick ... steadicam operator
Peter Chrimes ... key grip
Vidal Cohen ... best boy grip
Tim Collins ... dolly grip (as Timothy Collins)
Anthony Donati ... lamp operator
Camille Freer ... second assistant camera
David Gottlieb ... lamp operator (as Dave Gottlieb)
Douglas S. Johnson ... second assistant camera: 'b' camera (as Doug Johnson)
Douglas S. Kennedy ... best boy electric (as Doug Kennedy)
Gino Mifsud ... still photographer
Michael G. Riba ... first assistant camera (as Mike Riba)
Dan Robinson ... grip
Chis Rountree ... grip (as Chris Roundtree)
Roger Sassen ... gaffer
Joann Sweiven ... grip (as JoJo Swieven)
Larry Markart ... video playback (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Debe Waisman ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Robert Gmuer ... costume supervisor
Karen Vanderhorst ... on-set costumer

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Larry Groupé ... conductor

Script and Continuity Department

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Pam Leonte ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Curt Larson ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

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Veronique Bouedo ... intern
Paul Cafferty ... production accountant
Amit Mehta ... assistant: Mr. Lurie
Rick Osako ... assistant accountant
P.J. Sodaski ... production coordinator

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Plot Summary

After the death of the President, his successor is on the campaign trail to be re-elected. On a stop in Colorado, he is suddenly snowed in and he and his entourage are forced to take shelter in a small diner. Of course, the group completely take over from the diner's owner and his French-Canadian waitress. Also in the diner is a local redneck and a married couple. Suddenly, the movie moves into a suspense film as the President learns that Iraq has invaded Kuwait and slaughtered hundreds of American soldiers. Setting up temporary communications, the President announces that he will launch a nuclear attack on Iraq immediately if the country does not withdraw. Iraq reacts that they have 23 nuclear missiles trained on the US that they are ready to launch. Tensions mount with the involved civilians offering a different viewpoint to the President from the normal opinions of his advisers. Written by John Sacksteder

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Taglines Every President has a defining moment. Walter Emerson is about to have his. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Deterrence - Die Welt in Atem (Germany)
  • Deterrence (Amenaza nuclear) (Spain)
  • Kritikus helyzet (Hungary)
  • A Crise dos Mísseis (Portugal)
  • I apeili (Greece)
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  • 104 min
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Budget $800,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia The combination to unlock the nuclear suitcase is 08061945 (August 6, 1945), which is the date the United States dropped the nuclear bomb on Hiroshima. See more »
Goofs The President sends a B-2 Spirit bomber, however when shown the bomber is definitely a F-117A Nighthawk Stealth Fighter See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Erin Brockovich/Onegin/Final Destination/Deterrence (2000). See more »
Soundtracks Ghosts See more »
Quotes President Walter Emerson: I didn't say anything about abort mission, I said hold position. Don't play your fucking game with me admiral!
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