United States air force
Major Frank Cross (Dolph Lundgren) is in trouble with the "brass"
again. This time he's made an unauthorized humanitarian relief
flight ... dropping sacks of rice to starving Kurds. To the press,
he's a hero. The Pentagon would like to court martial him, but
can't because the President wants the highly photogenic media
hero by his side--at least until after the next election. So
Cross has a new assignment. He's to carry the "black bag"--
the President's high-tech briefcase containing the "go codes"
and communications computer for launching America's nuclear ICBM
arsenal in case of national emergency. It should be a piece of
On his first day on the
job, a team of mercenaries steal the briefcase and drop Cross
off a tenth floor balcony. Miraculously, he not only survives,
but pursues the terrorists in a hijacked taxi. The ensuing car
chase careens through the alleyways and streets of Chicago, up
the ramps of a parking garage and then, unexpectedly, continues
over the rooftops of the adjacent buildings! When the taxi takes
a fiery plunge off one of the buildings, the mercenaries think
they've seen the last of him ... but Cross has bailed out and
manages to stowaway on the helicopter that plucks them, and the
black bag, from the rooftops, into the night sky and onwards
to their final target... United States Intercontinental Ballistic
Missile Facility K-7.
Disguised as one of the
terrorists, Cross slips into the missile silo as the crack team
murders the silo personnel and takes over launch control using
the secret codes contained in the black bag. Led by ex-Marine
Colonel Douglas Murphy, who went "missing in action"
during an undercover operation in Iraq, they launch a terrifying
warning shot: a Peacekeeper nuclear missile that destroys Mount
Rushmore! Only then does Murphy call the President and make his
chilling demand. The President is to kill himself in front of
a live television audience, or the two remaining nuclear missiles
will be targeted on Washington D.C.
Only Frank Cross, Joined
by the surviving commander of the Missile Facility, Lieutenant
Colonel Bernard Northrop, can stop the madness that threatens
the President and millions of civilians.
The odds are overwhelming.
The countdown has started.
The PEACEKEEPER is ready
to blast off!