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Diplomatic Siege (1999)

Terrorists take over the US embassy in Bucharest, executing one hostage every hour until a war criminal is released. Plus - 2 specialists are there trying to disarming a secret nuclear bomb.

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Mark Amin (story), Robert Boris (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Weller ... Steve Mitchell
Daryl Hannah ... Erica Long
Tom Berenger ... Gen. Buck Swain
Adrian Pintea ... Goran Mladnov
Uwe Ochsenknecht ... Col. Peter Vojnovic
Jer Adrianne Lelliott ... Chris Mitchell (as Jeremy Lelliott)
Irina Movila ... Petra
Radmar Agana Jao ... Sgt. Tim Nakajima
Brion James ... Gen. Stubbs
Francis X. McCarthy ... Parker
Steve Eastin ... Bates
J. Patrick McCormack J. Patrick McCormack ... Dalton
Mircea Bodolan Mircea Bodolan ... Ambassador Gannon
Francisco Reyes ... Pascal
Audrey Rimbaud Audrey Rimbaud ... Nicole
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When Steve Mitchell is clandestinely sent to the US embassy in Bucharest, Romania to disarm a nuclear bomb that has secretly remained in the building since the end of the Cold War, little does he know that other problems will soon erupt. He must join Erica Long, a diplomatic attaché who is not all that she appears, to work together on setting the correct computer code that will disable the weapon and accomplish the mission. But while watching video monitors from inside a long-forgotten surveillance room, Steve witnesses a surprising deadly takeover of the building by the Serbian Liberation Front. With thirty-seven people taken hostage, including Steve's stepson, they demand the immediate release of their imprisoned leader who is being held for war crimes against humanity. If not, they will kill one hostage every hour. With time of the essence, the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon in Washington, DC send General Swain to try to end the lethal assault and the possibility of a ... Written by Anonymous

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Who knows the truth? Who can be trusted? Who can stop the countdown?

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Action | Thriller

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Rated R for violence and some language | See all certifications »
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Goran: And you are?
Erica Long: Diplomatic attaché Erica Long.
Goran: Your name must have more to do with your legs, Miss Long, than your lifespan.
Erica Long: At least I still have lifespan!
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Cheap political thriller shot in Romania
5 July 2015 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

DIPLOMATIC SIEGE is a low rent thriller that rounds up a half-decent cast and throws them into a clichéd and predictable storyline involving some evil Serbian terrorists who take over the US embassy in Romania and proceed to issue various demands else the hostages will be executed. Of course, it's up the usual renegade heroes who are trapped on the inside to find a way to defeat their enemy...

Despite this being a B-movie in every respect, it's actually quite enjoyable with strong, clear choreography and crisp direction from Gustavo Graef Marino. Okay, the script was never going to win any awards for originality, but there's a brisk pace that doesn't let up and some fun moments for the known actors. There are some well-mounted shoot-outs with machine guns and the like but our heroes spend the movie evading the enemy rather than engaging, so DIE HARD it ain't.

Headlining the cast is Peter Weller (ROBOCOP), putting in a typically assured performance, and cast opposite him is Daryl Hannah, shortly before Tarantino cast her in KILL BILL. The third known face is Tom Berenger, sleepwalking through a stereotypically tough military role, although cult fans may spot an aged Brion James lower down as a stuffy US general. DIPLOMATIC SIEGE is only average at best but as B-movies go it isn't too bad at all.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 1999 (Kuwait) See more »

Also Known As:

Enemy of My Enemy See more »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
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