Hi, this is my first time posting in this part of the AVS Forum.
There's an action/thriller film whose title I've been trying to remember or find out, off and on for several years now, and I'm about ready to give up. But before doing that I thought I'd try here.
Several years ago I was away on a business trip, and when I got back to my hotel room I turned on the TV and started surfing the channels. This particular movie had just started, and it looked very interesting but it was very late, so I made a mental note to check the title when I got home. Big mistake! I could not find it, and because all I can remember is a snippet of the plot, the Internet hasn't been much help.
Here's what I recall of the movie. It was on TNT (or TBS). At or near the beginning, a prominent political figure (either the U.S. president or maybe the vice-president) is giving a speech before thousands gathered in an open plaza. There is a particular agent (could be Secret Service, FBI, police detective, military???), played by an African-American actor, who is watching the event. All of a sudden, a shot (or shots) rings out and the politician is hit (not sure if he was killed).
For some reason, the agent realizes at once that he's going to be blamed for the attempt, and an exciting action sequence starts where he's running and evading his pursuers through streets and buildings.
That's all I can remember (I had to get to bed).
Does anybody have a clue as to what movie this might be? I've looked on the Web and in IMDB using search terms such as "assassination," "agent framed," "agent falsely accused" and the like, but I have never found anything that gives a description that sounds right. I'm pretty sure the film came out sometime between 1990 and 2006.
Here's hoping you can help to take care of this mini-obsession (and so that we can put it on our Netflix queue).