The Peacemaker

The Peacemaker (1997)

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The Serb leader kept a warhead and travels to NY to detonate it at the UN summit. Nicole Kidman and George Clooney catch him before he gets there, and the bomb detonates but they damage it enough that it doesn't go nuclear - the explosion and radiation is contained within a church. They hook up together for a beer.

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Factual error: When LtCol Devoe enlists the help of the US Air Force in Turkey to intercept the truck carrying the nuclear warheads, the squadron is operating Eurocopter AS 565 Panther multirole helicopters. The USAF does not and has never had AS 565's in their inventory.

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Julia Kelly: So do you think he set us up?
Thomas Devoe: Who?
Julia Kelly: Your friend.
Thomas Devoe: No.
Julia Kelly: How can you be so sure?
Thomas Devoe: Because he's my friend.

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Question: At the end of the movie, George Clooney and Nicole Kidman are trying to remove one of the small explosive plates that surround the plutonium sphere in a nuclear weapon. Couldn't they have just disconnected the wire connected to the explosive plate to prevent that trigger charge detonating properly? Or would it have detonated because it was touching the other plates?

Answer: Presumably they couldn't take the risk that removing the wire would stop that plate detonating, and/or were worried that there might be a failsafe to detect a wire being cut. Physically removing the charge seemed like the safer bet.

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