R | | Action, Adventure, Thriller
Secret Service agents must retrieve the briefcase allowing the President control of America's nuclear arsenal before massive destruction ensues.
Roy Scheider plays the U.S. President in both this film and the earlier movies "Executive Target" (1997) and "The Peacekeeper" (1997). All 3 movies went directly to Cable TV.
The Nuclear Football is not an actual means of launching nuclear weapons. Rather, it contains the U.S. nuclear war strategy as outlined in the Single Integrated Operational Plan. The Football's true function is to allow the President to have the capability to decide upon a nuclear option in the event of a crisis. Furthermore, in the event that the President is incapacitated, or if his Nuclear Football is compromised in any way, the Vice President also has a Nuclear Football.