DEADLINE is yet another "enlightening" political drama. It is set in war-torn Beirut, where the PLO and the Christian Phalangists battle as the Israeli army acts as referee. Enter lazy, cynical American TV correspondent Don Stevens (Christopher Walken), fresh from covering a fashion show
in Paris. Sent to act as a temporary replacement for a reporter who has fallen ill, Stevens is content to stay far away from the action and piece together his reports from those of other correspondents. Things change, however, when he is embarrassed by a phony PLO leader, so he sets out to learn
what is really going on in Beirut. DEADLINE is set in one of the world's most violent, ...