The PeacemakerSeptember 26, 1997
A US Army colonel and a civilian woman supervising him must track down stolen Russian nuclear weapons before they're used by terrorists.
Release Year: 1997
Rating: 5.9/10 (27,215 voted)
Critic's Score: 43/100
Stars: George Clooney, Nicole Kidman, Marcel Iures
Two trains crash somewhere in Russia, one carrying a nuclear payload. A nuclear explosion follows the crash and the world is on alert… However, White House nuclear expert Dr. Julia Kelly doesn't think it was an accident… Special Operations Intelligence Officer Colonel Thomas Devoe doesn't think so either… Together they must unravel a conspiracy that goes from Europe to New York, to stop a terrorist who has no demands…
Writers: Leslie Cockburn, Andrew Cockburn
Lt. Col. Thomas Devoe
Dr. Julia Kelly
General Aleksandr Kodoroff
(as Alexander Baluev)
Senator Helen Bevens
In the fall of 1997, every nuclear device in the world will be accounted for… Except one.
Release Date: 26 September 1997
Filming Locations: Bratislava, Slovakia
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $12,311,939
(28 September 1997)
(18 January 1998)
Did You Know?
The "JFK Airport" that appears in the movie is in actuality the Jacob K. Javitz Convention Center located in midtown Manhattan.
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers):
At the "Special Forces Command Center" in Turkey, 1LT Beach is wearing lieutenant's bars on his collar and WO4 rank insignia on his beret.
[after Devoe introduces Julia]
[to Devoe, in Russian]
A beautiful woman, and a PhD. You're way out of your league.
You have no idea, Colonel.
Simple but effective action movie.
There is nothing in "The Peacemaker" that is new or something we
haven't seen done before in an action movie. Yet the movie serves its
purpose; to bring some mindless entertainment with some nicely done
Nicole Kidman in a main part of an action movie? Yes, Nicole Kidman in
the main part of an action movie and who would have ever known, she is
actually believable in her part but her acting is just a bit too
standard and boring but yet like I said before, her characters remains
believable. Thumbs up for that! But the best roles are played by George
Clooney and Armin Mueller-Stahl, who is always great in a movie.
The movie's opening is really a memorable one and is one of the very
best action movie openings I have ever seen along with "The Rock",
which was made one year earlier. After that the movie looses some of
it's power and pace and we begin losing interest until the next action
sequence occurs. Yes, it truly are the action sequences that are the
highlights of the movie and make this movie a watchable one.
The visual style of the movie is also what makes this movie above
average. The cinematography by Dietrich Lohmann gives the movie a cool
action movie feeling. Dietrich Lohmann unfortunately died not much
later during or shortly after completing the movie "Deep Impact".
The music by Hans Zimmer is most excellent. Zimmer and co really set up
some new standards for action movie soundtracks in the nineties.
Standard action movie but well executed!