• The Peacemaker (1997)

The Peacemaker

Release Date: September 26th, 1997

DVD Release Date: December 8th, 1998

R |2 hr 3 min

Plot Summary

Two trains collide in rural Russia, one of them housing nuclear weapons that go missing after the wreck, and the U.S. government is alerted. Nuclear specialist Dr. Julia Kelly (Nicole Kidman) believes that there will soon be a terrorist attack, so Lt. Col. Thomas Devoe (George Clooney) joins Dr. Kelly as they try to track down the warhead-stealing culprits. They learn that Yugoslav terrorist Gavrich (Marcel Iures) has his hands on the weapons, and he's plotting a devastating attack on New York.

Cast: George Clooney, Nicole Kidman, Marcel Iures, Aleksandr Baluev, Rene Medvesek, Gary Werntz, Randall Batinkoff, Jim Haynie

Director: Mimi Leder

Genres: Thriller , Action

Production Co: DreamWorks SKG

Keywords: Quest, Melodramatic, 1990s, Rescue, Tense, Pursuit

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Barbara ShulgasserSan Francisco Examiner

    The chief terrorist is played nicely with war-weary desperation by Marcel Iures, a Romanian actor with the sucked-in cheeks and ennui of a Jeremy Irons. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    His (George Clooney) rugged good looks spell movie star, but his body language spells Don Knotts, without the wit. show more

  • 63
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    It looks great. The technical credits are impeccable, and Clooney and Kidman negotiate assorted dangers skillfully. But it's mostly spare parts from other thrillers. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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