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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

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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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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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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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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Slick, but dull
10 April 2000 | by emmet-2See all my reviews

This political thriller has a pretty good, up-to-date story (Serbian terrorists seeking revenge after one of their leaders is kidnapped by US soldiers to stand trial in Hague); but the execution is strangely lifeless and dull. Tom Berenger had top billing on my video cassette cover, but he didn't appear until about half of the movie had passed, and even then he got less screen time than Weller's son, played by teenage heartthrob Jeremy Lelliott. There is one rather catchy plot twist near the end (I didn't see it coming, maybe someone more observant would have) involving Weller and Hannah; but it didn't save this movie from being quite mediocre. By all means, the action stunts, the explosions and the machine-gun-firing is impressive, but the story and (most of) the acting is not. So unless you're a die hard fan of either of the actors involved, you probably won't be satisfied after watching this movie. Rating on a dice, I'll probably give it a 3 (out of 6).


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