The Peacemaker

The Peacemaker

Mimi Leder (1997)

15 Certificate


Our Score
George Clooney and Nicole Kidman attempt to save Manhattan from nuclear destruction in this pacey thriller from director Mimi Leder (Deep Impact). When a Russian train is blown up to disguise the theft of a nuclear warhead, the stage is set for a nail-biting countdown to disarm the device. Kidman isn't entirely convincing as a government scientist, but Clooney's confident lead performance as a Special Forces officer helped his transition from small-screen idol to international movie star. The first film to be released by DreamWorks SKG - the studio founded by Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen - this failed to ignite at the box office. But action fans will doubtless enjoy the irresistible combination of explosions, car crashes and shots of the ticking bomb.


A military intelligence officer and a government expert on nuclear weapons team up to find the terrorists who have stolen ten atomic bombs from a train. The duo are initially reluctant to co-operate, but a grudging respect gradually develops after they are forced to work together. Action thriller, starring George Clooney, Nicole Kidman, Marcel lures and Armin Mueller-Stahl.

Cast & Crew

Thomas Devoe George Clooney
Julia Kelly Nicole Kidman
Dusan Gavrich Marcel Iures
Dimitri Vertikoff Armin Mueller-Stahl
Aleksandr Kodoroff Alexander Baluev
Vlado Mirich Rene Medvesek
Terry Hamilton Gary Werntz
Ken Randall Batinkoff
Gen Garnett Jim Haynie
Mark Appleton Holt McCallany
Director Mimi Leder
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: U.I.P. (UK)Guidance: Violence, swearing. Available on: video and DVD