Homeland Security (2004)

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Movie Info

The NBC made-for-TV movie Homeland Security endeavors to put a human face on the events leading up to 9/11, and the post-tragedy formation of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. On the verge of retirement, FBI agent Joe Johnson (Scott Glenn) is brought back to help organize the department, in concert with Admiral McKee (Tom Skerritt). Also on the ground floor of the department is feisty female CIA operative "Jungle Jane" Fulbar (Marisol Nichols) who has enjoyed (if that is the word) a long-standing friendly rivalry with the FBI. The "conscience" character hereabouts is security expert Sol Binder (Leland Orser), who blames the failure to "connect the dots" in the months prior to 9/11 on the lack of cooperation between the two major governmental peacekeeping agencies. Adding a dash of suspense to the otherwise predictable proceedings is the presence of McKee's daughter Melissa (Stephi Lineburg), who, along with her Arab boyfriend, is booked on the ill-fated Flight 29. Likewise enlivening things a bit is the lively-if-traditional villainy of all-purpose terrorist Saif Khan (Nicholas Guilak). The uneven, sometimes incoherent story structure can be attributed to the fact that Homeland Security was the heavily re-edited combination of two pilot episodes for a never-sold TV series. The "finished" product originally aired on April 11, 2004.
Rating:
R
Genre:
Drama , Television
Directed By:
Written By:
In Theaters:
 wide
On DVD:
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Studio:
Crowe Entertainment

Cast

Tom Skerritt
as Adm. Theodore McKee
Grant Show
as Bradley Brand
Scott Glenn
as Joe Johnson
Leland Orser
as Sol Binder
Marisol Nichols
as `Jungle Jane' Fulbar
Frank Heinhoff
as Ross Gibby
Ben Youcef
as Josef Adel
Beth Broderick
as Elsie McKee
Kal Penn
as Harrison
Stephi Lineburg
as Melissa McKee
Nicholas Guilak
as Saif Khan
Christopher Maher
as Hamid Karzai
Vahe Bejan
as Brushenko
Alex Dodd
as Achmed
Sayed Badreya
as Jamaitja
Navid Negahban
as Mohammad Hassan
Kimberly Elaine Crowe
as NSA Translator
Glenn Morshower
as Gen. Eaton
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Critic Reviews for Homeland Security

All Critics (1)

Whichever network decided to ashcan this sorry experiment was on the right track; someone should have gone a step further and left it sitting on a shelf somewhere.

Full Review… | August 13, 2005
DVDTalk.com

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