Deterrence Poster

Release Date: March 10th, 2000

DVD Release Date: August 29th, 2000

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

Production Co: TF1 International, Moonstone Entertainment, Battleplan Productions

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

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  • I've not stopped thinking about it -- weighing might-have-beens and alternative courses of action, as though remembering an actual event rather than a nimble, superbly-realized fantasy. That's a first-rate achievement.

  • A taut, consistently surprising political thriller with a sting in its tail.

  • A triumph of low-budget filmmaking.

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