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Shadow Conspiracy (1997)

Shadow Conspiracy (1997)



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Presidential advisor Bobby Bishop (Charlie Sheen) is hunted by an unknown assailant in this political thriller. With the help of Chief-of-Staff Jake Conrad (Donald Sutherland) and the newspaper journalist Amanda (Linda Hamilton), he uncovers an assassination plot to kill the President and his most trusted advisors. Bobby battles forces in the government he has sworn to uphold, as his every move is monitored by high-tech surveillance cameras.
Action & Adventure , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Hollywood Pictures

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Charlie Sheen
as Bobby Bishop
Donald Sutherland
as Jake Conrad
Linda Hamilton
as Amanda Givens
Stephen Lang
as The Agent
Ben Gazzara
as Vice President Saxon
Stephen Land
as The Agent
Stanley Anderson
as Attorney General Toyanbee
Theodore Bikel
as Professor Yuri Pochenko
Charles Cioffi
as General Blackburn
Paul Gleason
as Blythe
Terry O'Quinn
as Frank Ridell
Sam Waterston
as The President
Gore Vidal
as Congressman Page
Henry Strozier
as Treasury Secretary Murphy
Dey Young
as Janet
Reginald Davis
as Basketball Player No. 1
Johnny Newman
as Basketball Player No. 2
Antonio Todd
as Basketball Player No. 3
Robert "Bobby Z" Zajonc
as Helicopter Pilot
Casey Biggs
as Stokes
Richard Bauer
as Grolier
Penny Fuller
as Dr. Olson
Tom Quinn
as Reporter No. 1
Jonas Elmblad
as Jergon
Vicki Ross-Norris
as News Reporter
Bob Child
as News Reporter
Beverly Brigham
as Cafe Waitress
Harold Surratt
as Marine Colonel
Helen Carey
as Tamara Yarshov
Scott Wesley Morgan
as Agent Wyndham
F.T. Rea
as Security Man No. 1
James L. Byrd
as Security Man No. 2
Thomas Shelton
as Street Vendor
Jeffrey V. Thompson
as Taxi Driver
Karen Bralove
as First Lady
Katrina Tabori
as Situation Room Assistant
Brian Smyj
as Rawlings
Ralph Cosham
as Driver
Ramon Estevez
as Mr. Jones
Nicholas A. Puccio
as Cabinet Member No. 1
Karyn V. Cody
as Cabinet Member No. 2
Charles Bowen
as Cabinet Member No. 3
Michael Cunningham
as White House Desk Clerk
Oscar Pitts Jr.
as Restaurant Patron No. 1
Reginald C. Colbert
as Restaurant Patron No. 2
Dominick De Marco
as Restaurant Patron No. 3
J. Williams Midkiff Jr.
as Restaurant Patron No. 4
Nick Olcott
as Secret Service No. 1
Roy Bordon
as Secret Service No. 2
Andreas Brandt
as Secret Service No. 3
John Leisenring
as Man in Accident No. 1
Lawrence Leonard
as Man in Accident No. 2
Richard Turner
as Senator
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Critic Reviews for Shadow Conspiracy

All Critics (28) | Top Critics (11)

Bland, interminable chase scenes take up so much of the story -- the hackneyed plot doesn't need much exposition -- that the sheer repetitiveness begins to amaze you.

Full Review… | July 28, 2009
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Sadly, Sheen doesn't even look profound. Like a zombie who's spent too much time in the gym, he blunders heavily from one stunt to the next, his pursed lips conveying nothing more than pique.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

The climactic assassination attempt... is so ridiculous there's only one real danger: that the president (and the audience) will laugh to death.

Full Review… | April 29, 2005
Top Critic

The film is so contemptuous of its audience it doesn't even bother to present a surface resemblance to reality.

May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

When Charlie Sheen and Donald Sutherland appear in any movie, you should be wary. Their contracts seem to demand nothing but corny formula.

Full Review… | January 22, 2002
Washington Post
Top Critic

There isn't a brain in its empty little head, or in its assembly-line story, which is about how Charlie Sheen pauses occasionally between ludicrous action scenes, some of them ripped off from better films.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Shadow Conspiracy


Terrible plot, and Sheen is unconvincing and very slow on the uptake for a wunderkind. Silly and funny in all the wrong places.

Mike Bierman
Mike Bierman

Certainly has cheesy, poorly-funded production characteristics, but is actually quite a good little thriller. Little lower-budget Terminator-envy shoot 'em up action sequences'll never hurt anybody...and it's a lot more enjoyable than many by-the-numbers "good" movies. Recommended, courtesy of yours truly.

Melanie D'Angelo
Melanie D'Angelo

This was on HBO one night so I stayed up late to watch it. The first thing I noticed was that the dialogue and story are very, very saccarine. It's just bland and unremarkable. A so-so cast. Donald Sutherland is an all-time great. Charlie Sheen can be a good actor and Linda Hamilton is talented to an extent. I wasn't impressed and ended up changing channels an hour into the film.


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