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The President's Man (2000)

Not Rated | | Action, Thriller | TV Movie 2 April 2000
A U.S. president's highly classified secret agent must find a fearless replacement to take over his extremely dangerous military missions.

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Bob Gookin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chuck Norris ... Joshua McCord
Dylan Neal ... Sgt. Deke Slater
Jennifer Tung ... Que
Soon-Tek Oh ... General Vinh Tran
Jonathan Nichols ... Santiago
Marla Adams ... First Lady Mathews
Adam Gifford ... (as Adam G)
Brigitta Dau
Ralph Waite ... President Mathews
Stuart Whitman ... George Williams
Patrick Amos Patrick Amos ... Dobson
Ariel Chipman Ariel Chipman ... Terry Anderson
Mark Dalton Mark Dalton ... Delta Force Man #1
J.J. Echavarria J.J. Echavarria ... Man (as Johnny Echavarria)
Ken Farmer ... Judge
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Storyline

Joshua McCord is an aging secret service operative who needs to train a younger man in his field. However, when the first lady is kidnapped by a mysterious band of terrorists, he finds himself thrust head first into a no-holds-barred, kick-butt action mission. Written by <tgraham@currantbun.com>

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No mission is impossible.

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Action | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 April 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Attacco al presidente See more »

Filming Locations:

Brownsville, Texas, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Dylan Neal's bare-chested electro-shock torture scene somewhat echoes Chuck Norris's bare-chested electro-shock torture scene in 1988's "Missing in Action III." See more »

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When tracking the bad guys' jeep by satellite, the 'satellite image' is from a low oblique angle, filmed from an a low flying aircraft. See more »

Quotes

Lieutenant: [Slater has pulled a gun on a chopper pilot to prevent him from taking off and leaving two wounded men behind] ... I gave you an order, mister! I'll see you court-martialed!
Deke Slater: Well, then let me just give you something to court-martial me for.
[coldcocks the Lieutenant]
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Connections

References The Punisher (1989) See more »

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What A Woman Knows
Written by Geoff Koch, Christopher L Stone
Performed by Geoff Koch
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Hilarious
4 May 2003 | by heywood100See all my reviews

It was difficult to decide a mark for this one. In the end I chose 1/10, because as a piece of film art it's atrocious, the lowest of the low, probably the most horrendously bad film I've ever seen. But parodoxically that makes it so damn funny that it could also be quite reasonably given a 10/10 rating for pure entertainment value. It really does have to be seen to be believed.

The acting? Wooden. Really wooden. Chuck Norris' expression doesn't change once during the entire film. The special effects? Awful. A lot of the time it looks like the actors are performing in front of a blue wall with another films effects projected behind them. The story? Fantastically funny. The most obvious and cliched script ever committed to screen and all the better for it. The slow motion action sequences? Perfect - in a really bad way.

Normally I wouldn't recommend wasting your time on a film bad enough to get a 1/10, but this really is essential viewing - it's a masterclass in how not to make a film, but also brilliant entertainment at the same time. If I could've given it nought I would have. And for that alone, you should watch it.


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