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Murder at 16001997

Murder at 1600 (1997)



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A police detective finds that looking into a murder is anything but routine when one of the suspects is the President of the United States. When the nude and bloodied corpse of an attractive woman is found in a bathroom at the White House, Harlan Regis (Wesley Snipes), a top detective with the Washington D.C. police force, is assigned to investigate. However, Regis soon learns that the Secret Service, headed by Nick Spikings (Daniel Benzali), is launching their own investigation, and they want Regis to stay out of their way. While Alvin Jordan (Alan Alda), National Security Advisor to President Jack Neil (Ronny Cox), intervenes in Regis' favor, it becomes obvious that no one wants him poking his nose into a case in which the suspects include both the President and his ill-tempered son Kyle (Tate Donovan). Eventually, Regis finds an ally in Nina Chance (Diane Lane), a member of the Secret Service's team, while the President tries to fend off the investigation in the midst of an international crisis. Comedian Dennis Miller also appears as Regis' partner Stengel.

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Wesley Snipes
as Det. Harlan Regis
Diane Lane
as Nina Chance
Alan Alda
as Alvin Jordan
Daniel Benzali
as Nick Spikings
Ronny Cox
as President Jack Neil
Dennis Miller
as Det. Stengel
Diane Baker
as Kitty Neil
Tate Donovan
as Kyle Neil
Harris Yulin
as Gen. Clark Tully
Tom Wright
as Cooper
Nicholas Pryor
as Paul Moran
Nigel Bennett
as Burton Cash
Douglas O'Keeffe
as John Kerry
Mary Tyler Moore
as Carla Town
Tamara Gorski
as Young Woman in Bar
Tony Nappo
as Luchessi
Ho Chow
as Tepper
James Millington
as Lt. Marty Dill
John Bourgeois
as Captain Farr
Peter James Haworth
as Treasury Guard
David Gardner
as Speaker of the House
Cliff McMullen
as Carl/Sniper
Keith Williams
as Randy Queeg/Lawyer
Grace Armas
as Screaming Cleaning Woman
David Fraser
as Brack Electronics
George Sperdakos
as Last Press Reporter
Sandra Caldwell
as Mrs. Wallace
Frank Moore
as Captain Ford Gibbs
Richard Blackburn
as Coroner Jimmy Foley
James Gallanders
as Law Student
Victor Ertmanis
as Cop Bartender
Richard Fitzpatrick
as Law Professor
Chris Gillett
as V.P. Gordon Dylan
J. Craig Sandy
as 1st FBI Agent
Robert Bidaman
as V.P. Aide
Carol Anderson
as Captain Farr's Assistant
Michael Kinney
as Reporter at Jail
Michael Hambrick
as CNN Reporter
Jackie Bensen
as TV Reporter
Maureen Bunyan
as TV Reporter
Kathryn Klvana
as TV Reporter
Dan Duran
as 1st CNN Reporter
Sheldon Turcott
as CNN Newscaster
Sandi Stahlbrand
as CNN Newscaster
Tom Urich
as CNN News Anchor
Tino Monte
as Local Newscaster
Raven Dauda
as Waitress
Michael Eric Dyson
as Treasury Drone
Aron Tager
as 2nd Treasury Guard
Doris E. McMillon
as Network Reporter
Lewis Grenville
as Network Reporter
Moe Kelso
as Gorgeous Woman
Marco Bianco
as Secret Service
Matt Birman
as Secret Service
Eric Bryson
as Secret Service
Walter Masko
as Secret Service
Branko Racki
as Secret Service
Mike Shute
as Secret Service
Anton Tyukodi
as Secret Service
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Critic Reviews for Murder at 1600

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (9)

About as mysterious as a loaf of bread.

June 20, 2005 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

The last third of the film is a ready-made action movie plug-in.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Murder is a fairly diverting game of whodunit, like a big-screen version of Clue, until it sinks into routine thriller antics and wraps up preposterously.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2.5/4

The routine thriller is too murky to let its intrigue be credible.

March 3, 2018 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

...a forgettable '90s thriller.

July 8, 2015 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

If this sounds like a by-the-numbers, formulaic government conspiracy thriller, it is.

October 3, 2005 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Murder at 1600

Starts well but falls apart into unbelievability at the end.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

Pretty average 90's action movie. Wesley is okay...but he should stick to playing badass badguys

Martin Sahlin
Martin Sahlin

Super Reviewer


I liked this one. A little action and a good mystery.

Jason Spencer
Jason Spencer

Super Reviewer

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