The terrorist has many faces. He can be the political fanatic intent
on making a statement. He can be the mercenary seeking only financial gainor
he can be just a man driven by his own personal demons.
In a remote section of Russia, two trains are on a collision course. One
carries passengersthe other, nuclear weapons en route to be deactivated
in accordance with the START nuclear disarmament treaty. Moments after
the train crash, a 75 kiloton nuclear blast shatters the rural landscape,
putting the world's governments on high alert and setting off an international
manhunt, in DreamWorks Pictures' high-tech action thriller "The Peacemaker."
Dr. Julia Kelly (NICOLE KIDMAN), a nuclear scientist and the acting head
of the White House Nuclear Smuggling Group, is the first to realize that
this catastrophe was no accident and most likely the work of terrorists.
But it is Colonel Thomas Devoe (GEORGE CLOONEY), an intelligence officer
with the U.S. Army's Special Forces, who counters that it was actually part
of a conspiracy to cover up the piracy of the train's nuclear cargo by profiteers.
They are both right.
Joining forces, Kelly and Devoe find themselves in a clash of ethics and
ideologies as they race to find a nuclear needle in the haystack of Eastern
Europe. The pursuit of the hijacked cargo ultimately leads the two Americans
back to their own homeland, tracking an unlikely terrorist who is driven
by the most tragic and personal of agendas. As the bomb ticks down, Kelly
and Devoe must orchestrate a complex, large-scale manhunt through New York
City, targeting the terrorist before he can lash out at the heart of the
DreamWorks Pictures presents "The Peacemaker," starring George
Clooney and Nicole Kidman. Directed by Mimi Leder from a screenplay by
Michael Schiffer, the film is produced by Walter Parkes and Branko Lustig,
with Laurie MacDonald and Michael Grillo executive producing, and John Wells
serving as co-executive producer. Pat Kehoe, Leslie Cockburn and Andrew
Cockburn are the co-producers.