FIVE: Hard-bitten air force major Frank Cross (DOLPH LUNDGREN) has become the people's hero and his superiors' villain by defying orders to fly a mercy mission to help starving Kurds.
FOUR: Unable to punish him, the Pentagon assign him to the President (ROY SCHEIDER) as the guardian of his 'black bag' - a high-tech briefcase containing the 'go-codes' for launching America's nuclear arsenal.
THREE: In a violent ambush, terrorists grab the briefcase and hurl Cross off a 10th floor balcony... but you can't kill Cross that easily!
TWO: Following an explosive chase across land, sea and air, the heavily-armed terrorists stage a vicious takeover of a military ballistic missile factory.
ONE: Unleashing a catastrophic warning shot, they launch a Peacekeeper nuclear missile that destroys Mount Rushmore. Then their chilling demands are made - unless the President kills himself on live TV, more nuclear strikes will be targeted on Washington DC!
ZERO: The Odds are overwhelming... The countdown has started...The Peacekeeper is about to go to war.