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Seven Days in May (1964)

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US military leaders plot to overthrow the President because he supports a nuclear disarmament treaty and they fear a Soviet sneak attack.

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An unpopular U.S. President manages to get a nuclear disarmament treaty through the Senate, but finds that the nation is turning against him. Jiggs Casey, a Marine Colonel, finds evidence that General Scott, the wildly popular head of the Joint Chiefs and certain Presidential Candidate in 2 years is not planning to wait. Casey goes to the president with the information and a web of intrigue begins with each side unsure of who can be trusted. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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"I'm suggesting Mr President, there's a military plot to take over the Government of these United States, next Sunday..." See more »


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12 February 1964 (USA)  »

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Sete Dias em Maio  »

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$2,200,000 (estimated)
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Several cast members in studio records/casting call lists for this movie were not seen in the final print. These included: Leonard Nimoy, Victor Buono, and Bill Raisch. See more »

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When Pres. Lyman tells Gen. Scott "All you have to do is wait a year and nine months for something called an election", he has the time frame wrong. One year and nine months from May would be February. He should have said "Wait a year and six months", which would have placed it in November, the correct month of the next election. See more »

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Colonel William "Mutt" Henderson: We seem to spend more time training for seizure than for prevention, like the Commies already had the stuff, and we had to get it back.
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Prophetic warning
14 August 2000 | by (Eatontown, NJ, USA) – See all my reviews

An excellent cast, a well-crafted script, and a talented director add up to one of the great films.

This movie captures the paranoia of the cold war and how that paranoia tested the strength and definition of a democracy. The importance of civilian control over the military is well illustrated in this chilling story of a plot by the Pentagon to overthrow the US President because the military disagrees with his disarmament policy.

Use of black & white gives the film the look of a documentary, emphasizing the sense of realism for the story. If you have the chance, see this movie.


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