R | | Action, Thriller
The secret U.S. abduction of a suspected terrorist leads to a wave of terrorist attacks in New York City, which leads to the declaration of martial-law.
According to an interview that screenwriter Lawrence Wright gave to CBS in 2007, the film was a box-office failure upon its theatrical release, "but it was the most-rented movie in America after 9/11." Wright also claimed that the initial release bombed because "Muslim and Arab protesters picketed the theaters. They were furious at being stereotyped as terrorists."
Agent Frank Haddad:
Beats the shit out of cable.
Mark Valley's character FBI Agent Mike Johanssen appeared in the showdown between Agent Hubbard and General Devereaux (behind General Deveraux). However, Agent Johanssen was killed in an earlier scene at the 1 Federal Plaza bombing.
Some post-2001 versions have the World Trade Center digitally removed from the New York skyline.
English, Arabic, Spanish
$13,931,285 (USA) (8 November 1998)
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