Synopsis: After the death of the President, his successor is on the campaign trail to be re-elected. On a stop in Colorado, he is suddenly snowed in and he and his entourage are forced to take shelter in a small diner. Of course, the group completely take over from the diner's owner and his French-Canadian waitress. Also in the diner is a local redneck and a married couple. Suddenly, the movie moves into a suspense film as the President learns that Iraq has invaded Kuwait and slaughtered hundreds of American soldiers. Setting up temporary communications, the President announces that he will launch a nuclear attack on Iraq immediately if the country does not withdraw. Iraq reacts that they have 23 nuclear missiles trained on the US that they are ready to launch. Tensions mount with the involved civilians offering a different viewpoint to the President from the normal opinions of his advisers.
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Rod Lurie
Production: Paramount Home Video
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
104 min


War is always the same.

It is young men dying in the

fullness of their promise.

It is trying to kill a man...

That you do not even know

well enough to hate.

It is a crime against mankind...

That so much courage and so much will...

And so many dreams...

Must be flung on the fires of war and death.

We, therefore, say again tonight,

let us choose peace...

And with it the wondrous works of peace.

And the decision that I made in

Cambodia will save those lives.

It will bring the peace

that we all want, in my opinion.

We shall completely destroy

Japan's power to make war.

I hate war!

He counted on America to be passive.

He counted wrong.

The United States will lead the

way, and we expect our allies...

To walk with us hand in hand.

No nation...

Will be permitted to brutally

assault its neighbor.

I call upon chairman khrushchev...

To halt and eliminate...

This clandestine, reckless...

And provocative threat to world peace.

Ladies and gentlemen, I believe

we can have peace with honor.

2007 is the year...

In which the unacceptable military

threat imposed by China...

Will come to a halt!

And to those who challenge my resolve,

I give you two simple words:

Try me.

The president, on the other hand,

has spent the day in Colorado.

First flying into the air force academy...

Where he gave a speech on the presence

of American troops in Korea...

And later spending the day at his

Colorado campaign headquarters...

In downtown Colorado Springs.

So at this point, how long

is the operation going to last?

I know governor romer had called

fort Carson national guard...

To be able to be motivated, be

able to help in this situation.

We're also getting reports

from the pikes peak area...

That there was a huge snowstorm going there.

That's where the president is, of course.

It's supposed to be near blizzard conditions.

As far as we know,

the snowstorm has hit Colorado

just within the past hour.

Most Colorado citizens voted

in the morning or after work.

Eagle leader one,

we're below five Miles an hour.

Regs require us to find a nest.

Recon had the diner a half a click up.

Roger that, scout leader.

Jesus Christ, where the f*** are we?

It hasn't even been ten minutes.

It has been ten minutes.

What is she doing, trying

to win a talent contest?

Maybe she thinks we're not going anywhere.

That's not for her to think.

For all she knows, I got a

sled and ten siberian huskies.

I just want to get this paid for.

Come on, Liz. Lizzie.

You made the same mistake

you made a million times.

I told you before. Don't move

out your queen too early.

Look, you play your game.

I'll play mine. Okay?

Good evening and welcome to this special

edition of the ibs evening news.

I'm Gerald Irving. Presidential

primaries were held today...

In Connecticut and Colorado.

The polls are a few minutes away from

closing in the rocky Mountain state...

And have been closed now

for two hours on the east coast.

As of this morning, president

Emerson is leading... hey, harv.

- How 'bout we put the nuggets' game on?

- Talk to Katie.

- Care to watch the nuggets?

- The game was snowed out, ralphie.

I can't believe you don't

care about this stuff.


"Snowed out."

How do you snow out a basketball game?

Basketball's a bullshit sport anyway.

The president is losing by fewer than three

percentage point. Bunch of genetic freaks...

Of f***in's nature, if you ask me.

It ain't the stimulatin' exercise like pool,

Let me tell you something about

this here game of pool, all right?

Harv, it's all angles.

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Rod Lurie

Rod Lurie (born May 15, 1962) is an Israeli-American director, screenwriter and former film critic. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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