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The Alternate (2000)

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A staged kidnapping of the President of the United States becomes very real, forcing a lone hero to save the day.

Director:

Sam Firstenberg

Writer:

Bryan Genesse
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Roberts ... The Alternate
Bryan Genesse ... The Leader
Ice-T ... Agent Williams
Michael Madsen ... Agent Jack Briggs
John Beck ... President Fallbrook
Brooke Theiss ... Mary
Larry Manetti ... Agent Harris
Eliza Roberts ... Chief of Staff Donaldson
J. Cynthia Brooks ... Mrs. Fallbrook
Richard Steinmetz ... Swat Leader
Heidi Jo Markel ... Reporter
Ronn Moss ... Fake President
Bill Kirchenbauer ... Loud Texan
Robert Madrid ... Bullet Proof Glass Technician
Sal Landi ... Secret Service Agent
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Storyline

The President of the United States, in the midst of negative puplic opinion, is kidnapped while attending a charity function. Initially, we discover that the kidnapping was planned by his chief of staff to boost his poll ratings as the reelection is one week away. However, one of the kidnappers decides the opportunity for gain is too strong and turns it into a real kidnapping. What he didn't expect is another member of his group to foil his plan. Written by FrankyD

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Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 May 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Agent of Death See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,700,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Millennium Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Goofs

The same shot of the same police car exploding is used twice to represent two different cars being destroyed. See more »

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Featured in Bad Movie Beatdown: The Alternate (2013) See more »

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good concept turned into a bad movie
15 October 2002 | by joesgrilleSee all my reviews

The original concept, the president sanctioning his own kidnapping to help his popularity, is always an intriguing one. Unfortunately, then finding out that the President didn't authorize anything and that it is the Cia and then not really the CIA and that Eric Roberts is some anti gravity, bullet dodging hero ends any

integrity the movie started out with. Find something else to watch or watch the grass grow. It will provide more entertainment.


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