The Kidnapping Of The President

  • 1980
  • Movie
  • R
  • Thriller

Moderately diverting hackwork. A stock Third World terrorist (Miguel Fernandes) handcuffs himself to US President Adam Scott (Hal Holbrook) and claims to be wired with explosives, which he will detonate unless his demands are met (let 'er rip, we're not at all tempted to interject). Secret Service head Jerry O'Connor (William Shatner) must contend not only...read more

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Moderately diverting hackwork. A stock Third World terrorist (Miguel Fernandes) handcuffs himself to US President Adam Scott (Hal Holbrook) and claims to be wired with explosives, which he will detonate unless his demands are met (let 'er rip, we're not at all tempted to interject).

Secret Service head Jerry O'Connor (William Shatner) must contend not only with terrorists, but also with CIA agents who see the crisis as a turf war. Van Johnson, playing the vice-president, and Ava Gardner, who does a turn as his wife, are teamed for the first time since THREE MEN IN WHITE

(1944).

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  • Released: 1980
  • Rating: R
  • Review: Moderately diverting hackwork. A stock Third World terrorist (Miguel Fernandes) handcuffs himself to US President Adam Scott (Hal Holbrook) and claims to be wired with explosives, which he will detonate unless his demands are met (let 'er rip, we're not at… (more)

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