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Secret Service agents must retrieve the briefcase allowing the President control of America's nuclear arsenal before massive destruction ensues.

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President Jack Cahill
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Special Agent Michael Connelly
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Vice President Gloria Valdez
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Craig Thornton
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Ken Fung
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Iris
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Agent Gary Phillips
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Agent Burke
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Wu
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David Lehmann
Byron Field ...
Lt. Southern
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Agent Joe Lambert
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Agent Ellroy
Francis Maikai ...
Ting
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Admiral Harrington
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Chairman Tzu
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Meg Danforth
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Cameron Ellis
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Stephanie Ellis
Joey Piziali ...
Technician
Jason Lasater ...
Young Journalist
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Michael Valdez (as Richard Yñiquez)
Gianna Lamonica ...
Flight Attendant (as Gianna LaMonica)
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General Peterson (uncredited)
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Connelly's Ex-Wife (uncredited)
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Agent (uncredited)

Directed by

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John Terlesky

Written by

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T.L. Lankford ... (written by)

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Lisa M. Hansen ... executive producer (as Lisa Hansen)
Paul Hertzberg ... producer
J.P. Pettinato ... producer (as John Paul Pettinato)
Hans Ritter ... co-producer (as Hans C. Ritter)

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Joseph Williams ... (as Joseph Stanley Williams)

Cinematography by

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Maximo Munzi ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Daniel Duncan

Editorial Department

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Joan C. Morisaki ... assistant editor
Mary Nelson-Duerrstein ... negative cutter

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Phaedra Harris

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Gilbert Alan

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Jennifer Knepshield

Set Decoration by

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Heather Foley

Costume Design by

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Tricia Gray

Makeup Department

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Pharel Baker ... key hair stylist
Leah Rial ... key makeup artist / makeup department head (uncredited)

Production Management

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Lisa A. Campbell ... production supervisor
Lauren Hertzberg ... post-production supervisor
J.P. Pettinato ... unit production manager

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Mark 'Quin' Cabalquinto ... second assistant director
Emma Humphrey ... first assistant director
Tricia Liebegott ... second second assistant director
Steve Mitchell ... second unit director
Roy Unger ... second unit director
Craig Borden ... second assistant director (uncredited)

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Sandy Adams ... on-set dresser
Gregory R. Campbell ... property maker
Vern Crofoot ... assistant property master (as R. Vern Crofoot)
Chris Dechert ... assistant property master (as Chris 'Twister Boy' Dechert)
Jacob O. François ... carpenter (as Jacob O. Francois)
Patrick Hogan ... lead man (as Patrick C. Hogan)
Lee Lazarow ... property master
Tom Probst ... art production assistant
Bob Renna ... set dresser
Rob Richards ... construction coordinator
Gabe Schiller ... swing
Anthony Serraino ... carpenter / set builder
Rich M. Trammel ... carpenter
Brian Kline ... lead man (uncredited)
Charles Lewis ... assistant property master (uncredited)
Tom Probst ... swing (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Leslie Bloome ... foley artist (as Les Bloom)
Lorita de la Cerna ... adr mixer / foley mixer
Glenn Gaines ... sound mixer
Mike Gaines ... boom operator (as Michael Gaines)
Kevin Hamilton ... adr editor / dialogue editor
Sanaa Kelley ... foley artist (as Sanaa Cannella)
Jan Kikumoto ... sound supervisor
Scott C. Kolden ... sound effects editor
Kitty Malone ... foley artist
Bennie McRae ... boom operator
Joel E. Smith ... re-recording mixer (as Joel Emerson Smith)
Dennis Michael Tenney ... re-recording mixer (as David M. Tenney)
Scott C. Kolden ... re-recording mixer (uncredited)

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Paul Hickerson ... pyrotechnician
Brian Robbins ... special effects foreman
David Waine ... special effects coordinator
Derek Crimmel ... special effects assistant (uncredited)
John C. Hartigan ... special effects coordinator (uncredited)

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Chris Dawson ... visual effects director of photography
Jim Fields ... visual effects grip / visual effects lighting
Kelly Granite ... visual effects producer
Cynthia Halliburton ... visual effects coordinator
Adam Howard ... visual effects supervisor
Clark James ... model builder
Brian Maris ... video assist technician
Demetrius Maroasis ... visual effects electrician
Gerald McClung ... model builder
Dennis McHugh ... visual effects electrician (as Denny McHugh)
Wendie Newcomb ... digital girl friday: Stewart Motion Picture Services
Michele R. Pruden ... title and camera supervisor: Stewart Motion Picture Services
A.J. Raitano ... visual effects first assistant camera
Eddie Roach ... visual effects grip / visual effects lighting
Rita Schrag ... optical printing supervisor: Stewart Motion Picture Services
Mary Selakovich ... visual effects production assistant
Peter Sereno ... visual effects production assistant
George Stevens ... model supervisor
Jim Stewart ... optical design: Stewart Motion Picture Services

Stunts

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Ted Barba ... stunts
Paul Beahm ... stunts
Kurt Bryant ... stunts
Jennifer Caputo ... stunts
Darryl Chan ... stunts
Eugene Collier ... stunts
Thomas Dewier ... stunts
Roel Failma ... stunts
Al Goto ... stunts
Randy Hall ... stunts
Gordon Hansen ... stunts
Steven Ho ... stunts
Terry Jackson ... stunts
Brett A. Jones ... stunts (as Brett Jones)
Will Leong ... stunts
Michiko Nishiwaki ... stunts
Eddie Perez ... stunts
Michael J. Sarna ... stunts (as Michael Sarna)
Paul E. Short ... stunts (as Paul Short)
Billy Wong ... stunts
Merritt Yohnka ... stunt coordinator
Marcus Young ... stunts
Ron Yuan ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Mira Ainbinder ... film loader
Steve Altman ... grip and lighting equipment: Leonetti
Star Barry ... electrician (as Star 'Yeah Baby' Barry)
Glen Brown ... first assistant camera: "b" camera, second unit (as Glen A. Brown)
John A. Burke ... first assistant camera
Stephen Clancy ... first assistant camera: "b" camera, second unit
Rick Davidson ... steadicam operator
Adam Dodds ... electrician (as Adam J. Dodds)
Franc Gabusi ... grip (as Frank 'The Heartless' Gabusi)
Brian Gibson ... second assistant camera
Charles Lenz ... best boy grip (as Charlie 'Chaz' Lenz)
Victor Major ... best boy electric (as Victor G. Major)
Michael O'Connor ... still photographer
Ralph Pichler ... first assistant camera: "b" camera, second unit
Scott Alan Reiniger ... dolly grip (as Scott Reiniger)
Ron Sands ... grip
Alec Shepherd ... key grip
Tony Tucker ... gaffer
Roy Unger ... director of photography: second unit
Ned Kendall ... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Christopher M. Morlock ... grip (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Tammy L. Smith ... extras casting
Erma Vallare ... casting assistant
Dixie Webster ... extras casting (as Dixie Webster-Davis)
Roceania Williams ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Cassandra Conners ... wardrobe supervisor
Elizabeth Wheat ... costumer
Mila Hermanovski ... costumer (uncredited)
Lorraine Alexis Mahru Toomey ... costumer (uncredited)

Location Management

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Brad Hill ... location manager
W.B. Hill ... location manager

Music Department

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John Beal ... composer: trailer (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Baz ... driver
William Coleman ... driver
Joseph Consentino ... transportation captain
Pat Cosentino ... driver
Sherri Cosentino ... driver
Dash Hart ... driver
Geno Hart ... transportation coordinator
Kirk Huston ... driver
Steve Larson ... transportation dispatcher
Bill Needham ... driver
John Pellegrino ... driver
Adam Pinkstaff ... driver

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Scott J. Bergin ... set production assistant
Vern Crofoot ... master armorer (as R. Vern Crofoot)
Brenda Doby ... vice president: The Lewis Horwitz Organization (as Brenda Z. Doby)
Nancy Duff ... assistant: Ms. Hansen
Andrew Garcia-Price ... assistant production coordinator
Steve Gregoropoulos ... legal services
Gabriel Hernandez ... chef
Rosa Hernandez ... post-production accountant
Janet Housden ... legal clearance
Marcy A. Igersheim ... craft service
Roy G. Irwin ... set medic
Billy Kane ... car carrier
Pam Leonte ... script supervisor
Tricia Liebegott ... set production assistant
Glen Rairden ... office production assistant
Joel Rivas ... chef's helper
Mike Tristano ... armorer
Desiree Varni ... production accountant (as Desiree Killian)
Catherine H. Vlasuk ... production coordinator

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Plot Summary

Connelly, a secret service agent whose contempt for the new president's morals makes him unwilling to take a bullet for the guy is transferred to 'football duty'. The football in question is the briefcase which gives the president control over the whole of America's nuclear arsenal. It must be kept within 40 feet of him at all times and officers guarding it have responsibility only for the briefcase. However, during unofficial negotiations with a prominent Chinese businessman both the president and the football are captured. Written by

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Also Known As
  • Chain of command - Priorité absolue (France)
  • Chain of Command - Helden sterben nie (Germany)
  • Al servicio del presidente (Spain)
  • Rischio mortale (Italy)
  • Вътрешен враг (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
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  • 96 min
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Trivia Roy Scheider plays the U.S. President in both this film and the earlier movies "Executive Target" (1997) and "The Peacekeeper" (1997). All 3 movies went directly to Cable TV. See more »
Goofs The Nuclear Football is not an actual means of launching nuclear weapons. Rather, it contains the U.S. nuclear war strategy as outlined in the Single Integrated Operational Plan. The Football's true function is to allow the President to have the capability to decide upon a nuclear option in the event of a crisis. Furthermore, in the event that the President is incapacitated, or if his Nuclear Football is compromised in any way, the Vice President also has a Nuclear Football. See more »
Movie Connections Edited from Deep Rising (1998). See more »

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