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Cast: Kevin Pollak, Timothy Hutton, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Sean Astin, Clotilde Courau, Badja Djola, Mark Thompson, Uzi Gal, Kathryn Morris, Michael Mantell, Joe McCrackin, Scoot Powell, Rigg Kennedy, Amit Mehta, Kristen Shaw
Director: Rod Lurie
USA: 101 mins
USA Rated: R for language and violence
USA Release Date: 10 March 2000 (Limited Release - New York and Los Angeles
USA Release Date: 25 February 1999 (Limited Release)
With a compelling story, a top-notch cast and nerve-jangling suspense, DETERRENCE is a riveting political thriller that puts the world on the brink of nuclear doomsday...and perhaps pulls the trigger.
The year is 2008. During a campaign swing through Colorado, U.S. President Walter Emerson (Kevin Pollak) and his entourage are forced by a freak snowstorm to take refuge in a remote diner. Then comes a shocking news flash: a large Iraqi military offensive has been mounted in the Middle East. From his sudden Colorado command post, the stranded President and his top aides (Timothy Hutton and Sheryl Lee Ralph) must manage a constantly escalating crisis in which moves lead to countermoves, bluffs turn real and the world's fate rides on the outcome. Does Emerson make the right choices? DETERRENCE lays out the harrowing events and lets you decide.