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|The Enemy Within|
Actors: Forest Whitaker, Jason Robards, Sam Waterston, Rory J. Aylward, Greg Brickman
Director: Jonathan Darby
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Kids & Family, Mystery & Suspense
In just 69 hours, America's military leaders will overthrow the government they have sworn to defend. Now only one man can stop them - but he's running out of time.
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A Good Remake of Seven Days In May
Matthew Kresal | USA | 01/08/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The Enemy Within is a well-done remake of one of my favorite films Seven Days In May. While of course not as good as the 1964 classic this film still packs quite a punch delivering the original's frightening and all-too possible scenario. This is despite being too briskly paced and lacking Rod Serling's script.
Forest Witiker does well as Colonel Cassey though he is a little hard to watch at times. Sam Waterston does well as the Southern President and its a shame we don't see more of him. Dana Delaney really doesn't add much to the film but she plays a necessary role in the film. And of Jason Robards does well as the villain of the film as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General R. Pendleton Lloyd.
While there are numerous subplots removed and some added (though the Russians weren't really needed in this film) the film still manages to be true to the classic's plot. The script manages to convey a sense of urgency in the story and the revelations are revealed in a nice manor. The film has a little bit of action in it and these scenes are mostly unnecessary but they don't hurt the film very much.
Overall The Enemy Within is a better then average made for TV movie. As I wrote above this film is not in the same caliber as the original film, but this film it still manages to present a frightening and all-too possible scenario. A nice little suspense film to pass your time with and it's nothing more and nothing less then that."
Based on a true story
Ronald R. Taylor | 08/13/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"most people don't know it, but this is loosely based on a true story. back in the 1930's major general smedley buttler went before congress and said that several powerful people were trying to take over america and that they wanted him to lead the "rebel" troops.he named several high profile people... the rockerfeller family and the bush family. he named the grand father of george w. bush [prescot bush] as one of the ring leaders. several books have been written on the subject["the plot to seize the whitehouse" by jules archer]. also the history channel has a dvd on the subject["the plot to over throw fdr"]. the bbc has also done a show about it["the whitehouse coup" documentary]. just google major general smedly buttler'ss name. also see "seven days in may" which was also loosely based on major general percy buttlers transcript before congress"
Not a bad remake.
william bissell | 06/14/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"For a remake of Rod Serling's "Seven Days in May", its not too bad.
I enjoyed it even though I knew the story. Good acting."