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"On November 6th our freedom is history"

FBI special agent Anthony Hubbard (Denzel Washington) is doing what he does best when he comes face to face with the bombing of a city bus that served no purpose, other than the making of a statement. Knowing that this was a terrorist act caused Hubbard to demand his peers to perform above their natural order to help solve the reasoning, and further possible actions caused by these activities. An investigation immediately gets underway and everyone they are able to connect to the bombers are questioned. Because there is evidence that streets of Brooklyn are being used as a staging area for future terrorist acts, the FBI is leaving no stone unturned and the pressure causes them to have their main offices bombed.

After the FBI offices were bombed, the US President decided to declare martial law so that he could bring in the military to help protect the country. Bruce Willis plays Major General William Devereaux who is tasked to save the city at any cost, and that directive simply gave him the ammunition he needed to carry out acts of torture in order to access the information he needed. Capturing one suspect after another, leaves the FBI and the military with no answers to the questions they have, and it was not until CIA operative (Elise Kraft) Annette Bening started talking, that they had a small inkling as to what might be taking place.

It was eventually revealed that Annette and Samir Nazhde (Sami Bouajila) had a relationship, a fact that did not go over well with the FBI. The situation in Brooklyn continued to deteriorate and pretty soon the military was incarcerating anyone who fit the bill, or even closely resembled a terrorist. One of the inductees turned out to be the son of Hubbard's partner and good friend. The occupation caused such an uproar that it did not take long before the city streets were full of protesters. Directed by Edward Zwick, Tony Shalhoub (Frank Haddad) and Mark Valley (Agent Mike Johanssen) also star.

| 1998 | 1 hr 56 min | 6.3/10 | 53/100
Denzel Washington, Annette Bening, Bruce Willis, Tony Shalhoub
20th Century Fox
Edward Zwick

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