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R| 1 hr. 41 min.

Plot Summary
The President of the United States finds himself snowed in at a Colorado diner. The President must confront a national crisis and impending war when Iraq invades Kuwait. Trapped in the snowbound diner, faced with the prospect of a two-front war, the President has less than two hours to decide whether to deploy the ultimate weapon.

Cast: Kevin Pollak , Timothy Hutton , Sheryl Lee Ralph , Sean Astin , Clotilde Courau , Badja Djola , Mark Thompson , Uzi Gal

Director: Rod Lurie

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Deterrence (1999)

Release Date: March 10th, 1999|1 hr. 41 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    One of the pleasures of Deterrence is that it does not tell the audience what to think. show more

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    There's nothing super about the movie, aside from a loopiness that affords it a certain guilty-pleasure cachet. show more

  • 75
    New York Daily News

    A taut and thought-provoking thriller . show more

  • April 30, 2011 Braleigh3
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    Subperb movie. Straight foward and powerful. Timothy Hutton is right on as the President\'s Chief of Staff. Kevin Pollack gives his best performance to date as the President. One of the best political thriller\'s I have ever seen. The Contender had all star cast and story but not near as gritty as Deterrence-BRAVO!

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