Shadow Conspiracy

Shadow Conspiracy is a 1997 American political thriller film starring Charlie Sheen, Donald Sutherland, Linda Hamilton and Sam Waterston.[2] It was the final film directed by George P. Cosmatos, who died in 2005.[3] The film was poorly received by critics. It was released on DVD in the United States in November 2003 by Buena Vista Home Entertainment.[4][5]

Shadow Conspiracy
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byGeorge P. Cosmatos
Produced byAndrew G. Vajna
Buzz Feitshans
Terry Collis
Written byAdi Hasak
Ric Gibbs
Music byBruce Broughton
CinematographyBuzz Feitshans IV
Edited byRobert A. Ferretti
Distributed byBuena Vista Pictures (North America/South America)
Cinergi Productions (International)
Release date
  • January 31, 1997 (1997-01-31)
Running time
103 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$45 million
Box office$2,312,463[1]


Set in Washington, D.C., this film documents an attempted power grab by White House Chief of Staff Jacob Conrad. Bobby Bishop is a special aide to the President of the United States who finds out about a plot to assassinate the President from a former professor. Bobby's old professor is murdered shortly thereafter and Bobby is left to try to uncover the conspiracy on his own. He recruits his journalist friend Amanda Givens to help him uncover the mystery and stop the assassination.



Shadow Conspiracy was filmed in 12 weeks, with most of the principal photography taking place in Richmond, Virginia, Georgetown, Washington and Baltimore, Maryland.[6]


Shadow Conspiracy received negative reviews from critics.[7][8] On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a rare approval rating of 0% based on reviews from 28 critics, and an average rating of 3.2/10. The site's critics' consensus reads: "Rather than exciting audiences with a thrilling race against time, Shadow Conspiracy suggests there may be a secret cabal duping talented actors into selecting woefully deficient scripts."[9] The film did not fare well at the box office, grossing a little over $2 million domestically.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Shadow Conspiracy". Box Office Mojo.
  2. ^ "Shadow Conspiracy". Turner Classic Movies. United States: Turner Broadcasting System. Retrieved August 9, 2018.
  3. ^ Myrna Oliver (April 27, 2005). "George P. Cosmatos, 64; Director Was Known for Saving Troubled Projects". Los Angeles Times.
  4. ^ Almar Haflidason (November 2003). "Movies, DVD This Week: 10th November 2003". BBC.
  5. ^ Jessica Wolf (January 11, 2003). "Complete list of 2003 Movie Showcase Releases". Home Media Magazine.
  6. ^ Goodman, Julie (August 24, 1995). "Tinseltown comes to Georgetown". The Washington Post. Retrieved January 28, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ Roger Ebert (January 31, 1997). "Shadow Conspiracy". Roger Ebert.
  8. ^ Stephen Holden (January 31, 1997). "Shadow Conspiracy". The New York Times.
  9. ^ "Shadow Conspiracy (1997)". Rotten Tomatoes.

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