Tonight's MovieMovie: The Peacemaker Starring George Clooney and Nicole Kidman
11.10.12 by BJSprecher
"Russia, what a f*cking mess! God, I miss the cold war."
The year was 1997 and actor George Clooney's star was on the rise in a big way. The former TV star had made the jump to the big screen the year before as the charismatic criminal Seth Gecko in Robert Rodriguez's vampire splatterfest, From Dusk till Dawn, and now he was People's Sexiest Man Alive, the new Batman in Batman & Robin and the headliner in DreamWorks' first feature, The Peacemaker. Clooney would take a drubbing for the schlockfest of a superhero movie that's biggest contribution to the franchise was bat-nipples, but The Peacemaker's success proved that he was leading man quality.
An action-thriller based on the book One Point Safe by Andrew Cockburn and Leslie Redlich Cockburn, the plot of The Peacemaker revolves around the theft of ten SS-18 ICBM nuclear warheads from a facility in Russia. White House nuclear expert Dr. Julia Kelly (Nicole Kidman) and US Army Special Forces Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Devoe (Clooney) are assigned to track down the missing nukes and they immediately become the target of both the Russian mafia and the terrorists behind the theft, whose ultimate goal is to blow up the United Nations headquarters in New York City.
The Peacemaker | George Clooney | Marcel Iures | Nicole Kidman | Mimi Leder | Movie Trailer | Review