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14/09/01
Travolta Action Movie Axed From UK Cinemas
- Swordfish canned following terrorism in the States

HIGH-VOLTAGE action flick Swordfish has been shelved from UK cinemas in light of the tragic events in America.

At the request of the film's distributor, Warner Brothers, Odeon cinemas have decided to pull the film. "We can confirm that Swordfish has been withdrawn from our screens," said a spokesperson for the cinema chain.

Swordfish stars John Travolta and Halle Berry in an adrenaline-fuelled action hacker drama. Travolta plays a misguided terrorist who holds people hostage in a bank and ties them up as human bombs. When negotiations fail, one hostage tries to escape and the bomb explodes.

Distributors Warner had offices in the World Trade Centre, which collapsed on Tuesday as a result of terrorist attacks. Odeon cinemas threw their weight behind the decision saying: "It's been done at the distributors request and it's a position that Odeon totally supports.

It isn't the only Hollywood flick that has been hit by the recent events. The much-anticipated Spider Man movie could be scrapped altogether. The trailer has already been removed from the official website as it features footage of the World Trade Centre."Due to the devastating events and out of respect for those involved, Sony Pictures Entertainment is requesting that all Spider-Man teaser posters and trailers be taken down and returned to the studio," a spokesperson for Sony Pictures said



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