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The Peacemaker (1997)

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A US Army colonel and a civilian woman supervising him must track down stolen Russian nuclear weapons before they're used by terrorists.

Director:

Mimi Leder

Writers:

Leslie Cockburn (article) (as Leslie Redlich Cockburn), Andrew Cockburn (article) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Clooney ... Lt. Col. Thomas Devoe
Nicole Kidman ... Dr. Julia Kelly
Marcel Iures ... Dusan Gavrich
Aleksandr Baluev ... General Aleksandr Kodoroff (as Alexander Baluev)
Rene Medvesek Rene Medvesek ... Vlado Mirich
Gary Werntz Gary Werntz ... Terry Hamilton
Randall Batinkoff ... Ken
Jim Haynie ... General Garnett
Alexander Strobele Alexander Strobele ... Dietrich Schuhmacher
Holt McCallany ... Mark Appleton
Michael Boatman ... CPN Beach
Joan Copeland ... Senator Helen Bevens
Carlos Gómez ... Santiago
Armin Mueller-Stahl ... Dimitri Vertikoff
Slavko Juraga ... Stevo
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Storyline

Two trains crash somewhere in Russia, one carrying a nuclear payload. A nuclear explosion follows the crash and the world is on alert... However, White House nuclear expert Dr. Julia Kelly doesn't think it was an accident... Special Operations Intelligence Officer Colonel Thomas Devoe doesn't think so either... Together they must unravel a conspiracy that goes from Europe to New York, to stop a terrorist who has no demands... Written by M. Belanger <belgrima@pananet.com>

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Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and some language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Release Date:

26 September 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El pacificador See more »

Filming Locations:

Cremosne, Slovakia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,311,939, 28 September 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$41,263,140

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$110,463,140
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Company Credits

Production Co:

DreamWorks See more »
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

George Clooney learned stunt driving for this movie. See more »

Goofs

The word "privileged" is misspelled as "priviledged" on Gavrich's suitcase as it is moving up the conveyor belt onto his plane. See more »

Quotes

Soldier in attack force: We have a survivor here, sir.
Devoe: [to man hanging off side of bridge] Do you speak English?
Dr. Taraki: Yes - I went to Harvard - Go Crimson! Help me up, please?
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Alternate Versions

TBS and TNT broadcasts eliminate all references to CNN, including putting a colored square over the CNN logo when it appears on screen. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Flushed Away (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

NOCTURNE IN C-SHARP MINOR, OP. POSTH.
Music by Frédéric Chopin
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Stylish, hi-tech, completely unbelievable... Great
1 August 1999 | by The_Dead_SeeSee all my reviews

A lot of so-called action directors should take some time off to watch this movie and learn from it. We do not need to see a dodgy cgi train crash when we can have things the subtle way, just a couple being awoken by the distant destruction. We don't need to see a carriage load of soldiers cut down with machine guns in a choreographed ballet sequence, just the arcing laser sights through an open doorway. We don't need ultra evil bad guys who kill off their companions in sudden rages, just a compassionate man on a disillusioned mission for peace. We don't need the 'obligatory' kiss between the co stars at the finale, just the promise of future things.

Peacemaker is politically unbelievable, it has some seriously ill thought out moments. But at the end of the day it brings a freshness to sequences we've all seen a million times before, it lets us feel the emotions of ALL the characters. Intelligent, stylish, and great fun to boot. Worth a couple of hours of anyone's evening.


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