Deterrence: After the death of the President, his successor is on the campaign trail to be re-elected. On a stop in Colorado, he is suddenly snowed in and he and his entourage are forced to take shelter in a small diner. Of course, the group completely take over from the diner’s owner and his French-Canadian waitress. Also in the diner is a local redneck and a married couple. Suddenly, the movie moves into a suspense film as the President learns that Iraq has invaded Kuwait and slaughtered hundreds of American soldiers. Setting up temporary communications, the President announces that he will launch a nuclear attack on Iraq immediately if the country does not withdraw. Iraq reacts that they have 23 nuclear missiles trained on the US that they are ready to launch. Tensions mount with the involved civilians offering a different viewpoint to the President from the normal opinions of his advisers.
Released: September 10, 1999
Runtime: 104 mins
Actors: Badja Djola Buckley Norris Clotilde Courau Edward James Gage Fred Ornstein Graham Galloway J Scott Shonka Jack Angel James Handy John Cirigliano June Lockhart Kathryn Morris Kevin Pollak Kristen Shaw Leslie Zemeckis Mark Thompson Michael Mantell Rigg Kennedy Robert Harvey Roger Steffens Rosemary Lord Ryan Cutrona Sayed Badreya Sean Astin Sheryl Lee Ralph Timothy Hutton Uzi Gal