Murder at 1600
|Writers:||Wayne Beach and David Hodgin|
|Director of Photography:||Steven Bernstein|
|Production Designer:||Nelson Coates|
|Producers:||Arnold Kopelson and Arnon Milchan|
|Warner Bros.; R; 110 minutes|
|Cast:||Wesley Snipes, Diane Lane, Alan Alda, Ronny Cox and Dennis Miller|
Lately, White House disaster films are almost as prevalent as natural disaster films. What does that indicate about our feelings for government? As in Absolute Power, a young bombshell turns up dead at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. The murder reeks of illicit sex and a cover-up conspiracy. The President's press secretary asks homicide detective Harlan Regis (Snipes) not to mention the words “woman” and “murder.” When a janitor is arrested for the murder, Regis senses a stonewall and convinces Secret Service agent Nina Chance (Lane) to dig deeper.