Safe House (1998 film)

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Safe House
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Directed by Eric Steven Stahl
Produced by Sean McLain
Eric Steven Stahl
Written by Eric Steven Stahl
John Schalter
Sean McLain
Starring Patrick Stewart
Kimberly Williams
Héctor Elizondo
Music by Kevin Kiner
Cinematography Vincent Donohue
Edited by Liza McDonald
Distributed by Showtime
Release dates
October 15, 1998
Running time
112 minutes
Language English

Safe House is a made for TV film directed Eric Steven Stahl. It premiered in the UK in late 1998 on Channel 5 and in the US on Showtime on January 24, 1999.

Patrick Stewart stars as Mace Sowell, an ex-DIA (Defense Intelligence Agency) agent who believes his life is in danger from his former boss who is now running for President of the United States.

Sowell has information about the underhand dealings of his erstwhile boss at the DIA which would ruin his Presidential campaign if it ever was released into the public domain. The information is located in cyberspace and is scheduled to be sent to every major newspaper in the western world unless Sowell reprograms the mail server remotely from his computer every 24 hours using a special password only he knows.

To complicate the issue, Sowell is in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease and has difficulty in convincing people his information is not paranoia as a result of his condition. Sowell retreats to the safety of his barricaded home, kitted out with a variety of defenses and security devices to try to escape those he thinks are out to harm him.

Kimberly Williams (Father of the Bride) plays the part of Andi Travers, his caregiver.


Actor Role
Patrick Stewart Mace Sowell
Kimberly Williams Andi Travers
Héctor Elizondo Dr. Simon

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