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"You will not take action without authorization."

Julia Kelly

The Peacemaker

Release Date: September 26, 1997

The terrorist has many faces. He can be the political fanatic intent on making a statement. He can be the mercenary seeking only financial gain…or he can be just a man driven by his own personal demons.

In a remote section of Russia, two trains are on a collision course. One carries passengers…the other, nuclear weapons en route to be deactivated in accordance with the START nuclear disarmament treaty. Moments after the train crash, a 75-kiloton nuclear blast shatters the rural landscape, putting the world's governments on high alert and setting off an international manhunt.

In DreamWorks Pictures’ high-tech action thriller The Peacemaker, Dr. Julia Kelly (Nicole Kidman), a nuclear scientist and the acting head of the White House Nuclear Smuggling Group, is the first to realize that this catastrophe was no accident and most likely the work of terrorists. But it is Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Devoe (George Clooney, Amblin Television's hit show ER), an intelligence officer with the U.S. Army’s Special Forces, who counters that it was actually part of a conspiracy to cover up the piracy of the train’s nuclear cargo by profiteers. They are both right.

Joining forces, Kelly and Devoe find themselves in a clash of ethics and ideologies as they race to find the stolen nuclear weapons in Eastern Europe. The pursuit of the hijacked cargo ultimately leads the two Americans back to their own homeland, tracking an unlikely terrorist who is driven by the most tragic and personal of agendas. As the bomb ticks down, Kelly and Devoe must orchestrate a complex, large-scale manhunt through New York City, targeting the terrorist before he can lash out at the heart of the Free World.

About the Film

About the Film

CAST
  • GEORGE CLOONEY,
  • NICOLE KIDMAN,
  • MARCEL IURES,
  • ALEXANDER BALUEV,
  • RENE MEDVESEK,
  • GARY WERNTZ
DIRECTOR
  • MIMI LEDER
SCREENWRITER
  • MICHAEL SCHIFFER
PRODUCERS
  • BRANKO LUSTIG,
  • WALTER F. PARKES,
  • LAURIE MACDONALD
CINEMATOGRAPHER
  • DIETRICH LOHMANN
PRODUCTION DESIGNER
  • LESLIE DILLEY
COSTUME DESIGNER
  • SHELLEY KOMAROV
EDITOR
  • DAVID ROSENBLOOM
COMPOSER
  • HANS ZIMMER