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The peacemaker

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Superstars George Clooney and Nicole Kidman strike sparks when they join forces to stop a nuclear terrorist in this explosive action/adventure.

When a train carrying atomic warheads mysteriously crashes in the former Soviet Union, brilliant American nuclear specialist doctor Julia Kelly (Nicole Kidman) discovers the accident is really part of a diabolical plot to cover up the theft of the weapons. Assigned to help her recover the missing bombs is crack special forces Colonel Thomas Devoe (George Clooney), whose brash, take-no-prisoners style clashes with Kelly's more diplomatic approach. Putting aside their personal differences - and their budding romance - together they race against time as they track the last remaining warhead to the steps of the United Nations in this taut apocalyptic thriller from director Mimi Leder.

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

Hmmm. Well, it's not that taut and it's not that apocalyptic, but it is a bit thrilling, and there's lots of action and adventure.

I would call it a good, average action/adventure film: entertaining and occasionally interesting.

The moral edge (which I won't spoil for you by mentioning here) is thrown in to make it seem less like a piece of Hollywood crap, but we're not that naïve, are we?

Of course there're more clichés than you can shake a stick at and the alleged romance is just too much to believe. The acting is not particularly worth commenting on, likewise the dialogue. It's a formula film from Hollywood: does that say everything that needs to be said?

Security censorship classification

M (Medium level violence, low level coarse language)

Not for public release in Australia before date

VHS retail: Undated January 1999

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