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The President of the United States finds himself snowed in at a Colorado diner. The President must confront a national crisis and impending war when Iraq invades Kuwait. Trapped in the snowbound diner, faced with the prospect of a two-front war, the President has less than two hours to decide whether to deploy the ultimate weapon.

Cast & Crew

Kevin Pollak
President Walter Emerson
Timothy Hutton
Marshall Thompson
Sheryl Lee Ralph
Gayle Redford
Mark Thompson
Irvin
Uzi Gal
Iraqi Ambassador
Kathryn Morris
Lizzie Woods
Michael Mantell
Taylor Woods
Rod Lurie
Director
Larry Groupé
Original Music
Frank Perl
Cinematographer
Alan Roberts
Film Editor
Peter V. Meiselmann
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Audience Reviews for Deterrence

  • Mar 13, 2011
    I really REALLY like this one. The premise is simple, in a snowed in diner in the middle of Colorado the president gets stuck on the way to an air force base. The possibility of nuclear war ensues.
    Ken S Super Reviewer
  • Jan 02, 2005
    [font=Century Gothic][color=darkslategray] "Deterrence" is a movie set in the year 2008 during the Colorado presidential primary. During which, the presidential party is stranded in a diner in the middle of a blizzard. At which point, there is a news alert about Iraq invading Kuwait. "Deterrence" is a throwback to cold war thrillers such as Fail-Safe. Now, this movie is undeniably tense throughout(led by a fine performance with Kevin Pollak as the President) but the ending is a copout. [/color][/font] [font=Century Gothic][color=#2f4f4f] The movie has a larger problem which is that this movie was made in 1999 and the world has changed immensely since then. So, it's impossible to imagine Uday Hussein leading an invasion of Kuwait and Saudi Arabia now, much less breathing. In fact, it's hard to imagine Iraq presenting this much of a threat now, and not taking terrorism into question.[/color][/font]
    Walter M Super Reviewer

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