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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 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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Storyline

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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Rated R for violence and some language | See all certifications »
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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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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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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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I have seen worse movies
20 August 2014 | by thenewamericanarmySee all my reviews

A very lame plot based on political thinking of the late 90s, that paints serbs as the bad guys...why they picked romainia for the "location of the embassy nuke" is beyond me since there was at one point an American embassy in yugoslaia and should have had a nuke as well...no matter. every aspect of the movie made it a poorly made b movie.

i have to mention, when reading some reviews, i was more appalled by some of those than i was by this movie. a great example is the review "Beware 'low cost production' countries" written by "davidshort10"...i his review he says "..(by the way, Romania was not part of the Warsaw Pact..", but of course anyone who knows anything about the warsaw pact knows that romania was a proud member of that pact. another statement (made in 2006), "..and oh by the way Croatia is not a UN member country)", although crotia has been a member of the UN since 1992.

you can watch the movie for free online, so you have nothing to lose but time.


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