“The Peacemaker” quotes

Movie The Peacemaker
Title The Peacemaker
Year 1997
Director Mimi Leder
Genre Thriller, Action
Plot – In a remote region of Russia two trains collide. One carries nuclear weapons designed to be deactivated according to the nuclear disarmament agreements of the START treaty. After the accident, the surrounding countryside is shaken by an immense nuclear explosion. A state of alert is declared and an international manhunt is unleashed. In America Dr. Julia Kelly, head of the White House agency dealing with nuclear material, understands that this is not an accident but a terrorist attack. Colonel Thomas Devoe, intelligence officer, thinks the incident is actually a cover for the theft of the nuclear cargo. Forced to work together, Kelly and Devoe travel back and forth between Europe and America at a frantic pace. They have different ideas on how to act and the contrasts are numerous. However, at a certain point it is clear that there is a terrorist behind it all, who finally reveals that he has placed a bomb that will blow up all of New York. Back in town, the two must take action as the timer ticks down. The terrorist takes refuge in the church and, finding himself without any chance of escaping, he kills himself while Kelly defuses the bomb.
All actors – George Clooney, Nicole Kidman, Marcel Iures, Aleksandr Baluev, Rene Medvesek, Gary Werntz, Randall Batinkoff, Jim Haynie, Alexander Strobele, Holt McCallany, Michael Boatman, Joan Copeland
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  • “Who supplied the Serb cluster bombs, the Croatian tanks, the Muslim artillery shells that killed our sons and daughters? It was the governments of the West who drew the boundaries of our countries, sometimes in ink, sometimes in blood, the blood of our people. And now you dispatch your peacekeepers to write our destiny again. We can never accept...” (continue)(continue reading)
    Marcel Iures - Dusan Gavrich
    [Tag:loss, pain, war]
  • “You watched CNN during Desert Storm. You remember all those television shots from the nose cone of the GBU missiles slammin' into those trucks? Remember that picture? How it kept gettin' closer and bigger on the screen... You'd just about see the faces of those drivers and then... Zap! The picture went dead, we didn't get to see what happened...” (continue)(continue reading)

    George Clooney - Lt. Col. Thomas Devoe
    [Tag:threat, war]
  • “Music should flow like a language. Changing a single note can turn joy to sorrow.”
    Marcel Iures - Dusan Gavrich
    [Tag:joy, music, sorrow]
  • “- Dr. Julia Kelly: You will not take action without authorization.
    - Lt. Col. Thomas Devoe: What do you think I am, some gung-ho, stupid son of a bitch?
    - Dr. Julia Kelly: No, I don't think you're stupid. I think you're a talented soldier with sloppy impulse control.”

    Nicole Kidman - Dr. Julia Kelly
    George Clooney - Lt. Col. Thomas Devoe
  • “There are people out there who don't care about money, who don't give a damn about respect. People who believe the killing of innocent men and women is justified. For them it is about rage, frustration, hatred... they feel pain and they're determined to share it with the world.”

    Nicole Kidman - Dr. Julia Kelly
  • “I don't know about these guys, but General Aleksandr Kodoroff doesn't ride around on a nuclear transportation train. It's like Ivana Trump on the subway.”
    George Clooney - Lt. Col. Thomas Devoe
  • “- General Aleksandr Kodoroff: Fuckin' refugees. Azerbaijani, Georgians, Kazakhstani...
    - Vlado Mirich: Well, don't curse them.
    - General Aleksandr Kodoroff: I don't care whose bitch gave birth to them. Muslim, Serb. I don't hate them for who they are, I hate them because they are poor.”

    Aleksandr Baluev - General Aleksandr Kodoroff
    Rene Medvesek - Vlado Mirich
    [Tag:hatred, poverty]
  • “- Ken: Colonel, the guy you bagged is Dr. Amir Teraki, Pakistani. PhD in Astrophysics, educated at Harvard.
    - Lt. Col. Thomas Devoe: That's right, people. We educated half the world's terrorists.”

    Randall Batinkoff - Ken
    George Clooney - Lt. Col. Thomas Devoe
  • “- Lt. Col. Thomas Devoe: Let's deal with the facts at hand. 23 hours ago, General Alexander Kodoroff stole ten nuclear warheads.
    - Dr. Julia Kelly: He's just a delivery boy. I'm not afraid of the man who wants ten nuclear weapons, Colonel. I'm terrified of the man who only wants one.”

    George Clooney - Lt. Col. Thomas Devoe
    Nicole Kidman - Dr. Julia Kelly
    [Tag:atomic bomb]