The Peacemaker

The Peacemaker

Mimi Leder (1997)

118min
15 Certificate
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Review

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.

Summary

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
Drama