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Absolute Power (1997)

A career thief witnesses a horrific crime involving the U.S. President.

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Tim Collin
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Walter Sullivan
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Christy Sullivan
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Sandy Lord (as Ken Welsh)
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Laura Simon (as Penny Johnson)
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Michael McCarty
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Red Brandsford
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Valerie
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Storyline

Based on the novel by David Baldacci, Absolute Power is about the ruthlessness of people in power. The President believes that everything he does is beyond reproach, including an affair or two. That leads to murder and everyone around him is involved. There is only one witness, a thief named Luther Whitney. They are sure he'll talk, but when? The Secret Service is determined to keep him quiet, but catching a thief isn't always easy. Written by Kristie Murray <hankm@cris.com>

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Rated R for violence, sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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14 February 1997 (USA)  »

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Poder absoluto  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$16,770,220 (USA) (17 February 1997)

Gross:

$50,007,168 (USA) (15 June 1997)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film was made and released in the year of 1997, which was during the Presidency of Bill Clinton, which ran between 1992 (election) / 1993 (inauguration) and 1996 (election) and 2000 (not a candidate) / 2001 (end of term). See more »

Goofs

When the Special Agents of the US Secret Service are attempting to push Kate off the cliff, the license plates on the suburban are Washington, DC Official Plates. Normally, the Secret Service would be operating a vehicle with US Government plates if it is an official vehicle or regular plates if they were undercover. See more »

Quotes

Walter Sullivan: [Unknown that it was Luther his chauffeur] Are you taking you're shortcut Tommy?
Luther Whitney: I'm your substitute drive tonight, Mr. Sullivan. Oh don't worry about Tommy he's just fine.
Walter Sullivan: It's very unusual. What do I call you?
Luther Whitney: Luther, sir.
Luther Whitney: Are you familiar to get to my townhouse, Luther?
Luther Whitney: Oh yes, sir I know where all your houses are. I'm the man who robbed you. And you're the man who tried to kill me.
Walter Sullivan: I'm sorry I've missed. I belive in the Old Testament, sir. There's nothing wrong for an eye for an eye for a ...
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Connections

References Mary Poppins (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Kate's Theme
Composed by Clint Eastwood
Orchestrated and conducted by Lennie Niehaus
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Brilliant!! A great piece of work.
7 October 2002 | by (Surrey, England) – See all my reviews

I have to say, that, ok maybe some of the actions of this film are a little manifested, but nevertheless, it holds for some nice suspense when it is required, and it also has a lot of eclectic moments(i.e. moments when the feeling is far from previous, yet conveyed appropriately). Besides the plot, this film has a wonderful, albeit short, soundtrack(composed by Clint), and good settings. A nice little ending on it too. Oh, and I have to say that Ed Harris is a excellent at 'doing' the sarcastic cop. I love it!


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