The discovery of a dead female staffer in a White House restroom galvanizes a D.C. homicide cop (Wesley Snipes), but the results aren't hard to predict: the crime implicates the Oval Office, the presidential bureaucracy impedes the investigation, and so on. What isn't so predictable is that the whole thing leads to an improbable climax involving secret tunnels created by Abraham Lincoln. (Snipes's character, by the way, is a Civil War buff.) The creaky mystery feels a little anachronistic from the get-go, with some particularly corny and laughable dialogue. --Tom Keogh
Homicide detective Harlan Regis (Wesley Snipes) is called in to investigate when the body of a murdered 25-year-old woman is found in one of the bathrooms at the White House. At first it is thought that a janitor is responsible, but Regis suspects a cover-up. Partnered with the reluctant Secret Service agent Nina Chance (Diane Lane), he unravels a high-level case of blackmail.