The Peacemaker

The Peacemaker (1997)

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Thomas Devoe: 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.

Costello: Urinalysis from a Moscow traffic stop last month, .367.
Julia Kelly: I'm amazed he could turn the key.
Costello: Yeah, that's definitely a few cocktails.

Thomas Devoe: It doesn't make sense. You don't... You don't kill a Dimitri Vertikoff. There are certain rules - killing him isn't useful.
Julia Kelly: Is it ever?

Thomas Devoe: I'm not gonna shoot you unless I have to. And if I have to I'll feel really bad about it. Now sit down!

Hamilton: Russia, what a fucking mess! God, I miss the cold war.

Julia: Where the hell is my military liason?
Devoe: Colonel Thomas Devoe reporting as ordered, ma'am. I'm sorry about in there, sometimes my enthusiasm gets the better of me.
Julia: No problem. Would you like some coffee?
Devoe: I'd love some.
Julia: It's over there.

Factual error: The Russians stopped using steam locomotives in the 1970's. So bringing one out of retirement in 1997 to haul nuclear warheads would mean that your highly secret nuclear train would be well known among rail enthusiasts for weeks before.

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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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