Deterrence

"Excellent"
Deterrence

Facts and Figures

Run time: 104 mins

In Theaters: Friday 10th March 2000

Distributed by: Paramount Home Video

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 4 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 46%
Fresh: 18 Rotten: 21

IMDB: 6.5 / 10

Cast & Crew

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Starring: Kevin Pollak as Walter Emerson, as Marshall Thompson, as Gayle Redford, as Katie, as Ralph, as Gerald Irvin, as Taylor Woods, as Lizzie Woods, as Agent Dexter, as Agent Williams, Scoot Powell as Noah, J. Scott Shonka as Captain Coddington, Jim Curley as Admiral Miller, Rigg Kennedy as Howard, James Handy as Lancaster, Graham Galloway as George Carvelli, John Cirigliano as Martin Keller, as Abu Hussein, Steve Loglisci as Nick Marcario, as Alexandra, as Agent Hunter, June Lockhart as Secretary of State Clift, as Harvey

Deterrence Review


It would be easy -- almost mandatory -- to dismiss Deterrence as a ridiculous piece of late night paranoia (Plot: The president (played by Kevin Pollak!?) is stuck in a Colorado diner during a blizzard, where he finds himself entering a nuclear war with Iraq over a new invasion into Kuwait, by Saddam Hussein's son!). Well, it's a ballsy plot, to say the least. And in fact, it's quite gripping, and I'd be hard-pressed to script a better film given the basic scenario described above. Sure, former film critic Rod Lurie (The Contender) hamstrings himself with a low budget, a single location (a la Albino Alligator), and a crummy film editing job, but considering the obstacles, Deterrence is quite a ride.

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