- Homeland Security (film)
Infobox Television Film
name = Homeland Security
caption = "Homeland Security" title screen
format = Drama
runtime = 98 minutes (approx.)
Ron Binkowski Clayton Townsend
Scott Glenn Tom Skerritt Grant Snow Marisol Nichols Kal Penn Ross Gibby Leland Orser
language = English
April 11 2004
imdb_id = 0363685
amg_id = 326007
Homeland Security was a 2004 made-for-TV movie, which was intended as a pilot for a series which never materialized.
Admiral McKee (
Tom Skerritt) is retired, when following the events of 9/11 he receives a call from the White Houseinforming him that his commander in chief requires him to serve his country once again. Shortly after this he is sworn into office as a senior member of the Office of Homeland Securityunder Tom Ridge. Once in office Admiral McKee faces the challenge of organising this new office so as to prevent further terrorist attacks against the United States. With this in mind Admiral McKee's wife, Elise Mckee, recommends he speaks to his friend, NSA Agent Sol Binder.
Following a meeting with Sol Binder, Mckee recruits him into the
Office of Homeland Security. After which Binder comes up with a plan for the new agency, all law enforcement agencies within the United Stateswill have to put their rivalry aside and funnel all intelligence into the Office of Homeland Security. We first meet Agent Binder at the beginning of the film prior to the events of 9/11, where he is meeting with a group of NSA Agents with intelligence on a planned terrorist attack that is to take place in the United Stateswhere the number Nine and Eleven keep popping up, it is not until the day of the attacks that Binder was able to piece it together. It is Binder's belief that had there been a co-operative organisation such as the Office of Homeland Securitythe attacks could have been averted
While the main concern of the film is the establishment of the
Office of Homeland Security, which following Congress' approval would become the Department of Homeland Security, there are a number of subplots involved in the film. Such sub plots are, The invasion of Afghanistan, use of precision-guided air strikes with weapons such as GPS-guided JDAMs, the pursuit of Osama Bin Ladenand the destruction of Al'Qaedatraining camps in the middle east, as well as in the beginning of the film Admiral Mckees' Daughter, Melissa, is due to leave New Jersey for San Francisco on September 11 2001, she was due to board United Airlines Flight 93, following hearing an announcement on the news that United Airlines Flight 93was hijacked and has gone down over Pennsylvania, the Admiral and his wife were distraught, shortly there after she contacted her parents and was upset and told them she was late and fortunately had missed her flight.
That is not all Melissa saw that day. After the Pentagon was attacked, military command had received the executive order to investigate various aircraft that were off course, including Melissa's later flight, and to shoot down any that failed to comply with visual command. In a fictional engagement, three military jets engage the airliner, setting off the near collision alarm, one positioning itself in front of the airliner, another to the left. The nervous jet pilot behind the airliner nearly shoots it down before the airliner pilots comply with visual command and respond. The jet pilot is ordered to stand down, take a deep breath, and escort the airliner to O'Hare Airport in Chicago, where Melissa first vigorously demands to know if they had almost been shot down. From a pay phone, Melissa called her parents and her boyfriend. Melissa demands from her mother, "Who is doing this to us?"
The film was poorly received and was cancelled even before it started as a TV show. As one review said "And don't be fooled by names like Tom Skerritt and Scott Glenn; Homeland Security is a bland and fairly tasteless bullet-point history lesson on how the 9/11 attacks happened, how a bunch of generic TV characters deal with it, and how many soaring musical strains can be employed while the rah-rah chest-thumping speechifying goes on in front of a flapping American flag." (DVDtalk.com)
Cast & Crew
Scott Glennas Joe Johnson
Tom Skerrittas Admiral McKee
Grant Showas Bradley Brand
Marisol Nicholsas Jane Fulbar
Kal Pennas Harrison
Ross Gibbyas Frank Heinhoff
Leland Orseras Sol Binder
Stephi Lineburgas Melissa McKee
Beth Broderickas Elise McKee
Nicholas Guilakas Saif Khan
Glenn Morshoweras General Eaton
Al Farisas Dr. Adel
Christopher Maheras Hamid Karzai
Vahe Bejanas Brushenko
Alex Doddas Achmed
Sayed Badreyaas Jamaitja
Reynaldo Rosalesas Tom
Christopher Crowe- Executive Producer
Kerry McCluggage- Executive Producer
Daniel Sackheim- Co-Executive Producer
September 11, 2001 attacks
Flight 93 (TV film)
United 93 (film)
World Trade Center (film)
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