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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Matthew Fox
Dennis Quaid
William Hurt
Forest Whitaker
Sigourney Weaver
Said Taghmaoui
Directors
Pete Travis
Screenwriters
Barry Levy
Running Time
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Plot
US President Ashton (William Hurt) is shot just before he signs an anti-terrorist treaty, and explosions add to the panic. Secret serviceman Thomas Barnes (Dennis Quaid), back on the job after a nervous breakdown, has to act fast.


Verdict
Some okay thrills with good performances and some smarts. But the last reel plunge spoils things. Myth for the new millennium: any average, out-of-shape middle-aged Yank, including the President, can get in a punch-up with a few well-armed, super-trained terrorists, and win.


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