The Peacekeeper (1997)

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This well-wrought Canadian direct-to-video actioner (in large part a knock-off of the Die Hard series) stars Dolph Lundgren as a maverick American Air Force pilot who during a flight disobeys orders and drops a large shipment of food for a starving group of Middle Eastern refugees. Too embarrassed by the publicity to discipline him formally, the Air Force gives him a new assignment: he is to carry the President's black bag, a special briefcase loaded with a computer that the Executive in Chief can use to launch a nuclear war. Following a press conference, the former pilot and the president (Roy Scheider) return to their hotel. Later, the floor on which they stay is overrun by terrorists who want to use the black bag to launch an attack on Washington D.C. During the scuffle, the pilot manages to escape, but not before the bag is grabbed by the terrorists. Later the hostage takers demand that the President commit suicide on television. If he refuses, then they will blow up the capitol city. Assisted by the only other man to survive the terrorist's initial attack, the pilot must somehow stop them.
Rating:
R (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Art House & International
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Trimark

Cast

Dolph Lundgren
as Frank Cross
Michael Sarrazin
as Douglas Murphy
Montel Williams
as Bernard Northrop
Roy Scheider
as The President
Allen Altman
as McGarry
Tim Post
as Nelson
Serge Houde
as Secretary of Defense
Roc LaFortune
as Abbott
Phil Chiu
as Kong
David J. Francis
as Maj. General Harding
Alan Fawcett
as Samuels
Andy Bradshaw
as Johnson
Dave Nichols
as Air Force Chief of Staff
Vlasta Vrana
as General Douglas
Michel Perron
as Space Command
Mark Camacho
as Presidential Aide
Susan Glover
as Presidential Aide
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Critic Reviews for The Peacekeeper

All Critics (7)

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October 9, 2005
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August 11, 2005
EmanuelLevy.Com

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February 24, 2004
IGN Movies

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August 20, 2003
Pasadena Weekly

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October 18, 2002
Beach Reporter (Southern California)

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September 23, 2002
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Audience Reviews for The Peacekeeper

½

Even by direct-to-video standards, this is pretty poor. Lundgren does a surprisingly good job as the wisecracking stalwart American hero, but it is not enough to counter the relentlessly absurd storyline.

Roy Smith
Roy Smith

Featuring the "acting" talents of the statuesque Mr Lundgren, the intrusive anti-nukes message pushed in the unsuspecting viewer's face may have been more convincing had it not appeared in a show me the money B movie action flick.

The  Shrewlord
The Shrewlord

Super Reviewer

½

I remember watching this movie a while ago and in my opinion it is a typical Dolph Lundgren action movie, nothing very special about it. The story is about a nuclear weapon that is targetet on the US. Thre's only one man capable of stopping this attempt and its the socalled peacekeeper. This movie is thrilling and has a lot of good action scenes where Lundgren shows what he's worth. If you're looking for an action-packed thriller, this movie would probably be a good choice. I thought it was ok.

Naughtia Nahazhina
Naughtia Nahazhina

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