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I saw this on TV back in the 1970s, and again on
video in the 1990s. It is a
well-done political/mystery movie, a pleasant
evening's diversion. The cast and plot are solid.
I read Robert J. Serling's novel recently;
the movie holds up well against the book.
This installment of "The ABC Movie of the Week" is based on a novel by
Robert J. Serling. When it begins, the President is headed out on
Airforce One when the unthinkable happens...the plane disappears and it
appears as if it's crashed. The Vice President (Buddy Ebsen) has been
told and it's likely he's now the President! The worst part about this
is that this Vice President may be called on to deal with a huge
Chinese crisis...and it will take a very strong and decisive person to
deal with the escalating problem. But, when they are unable to find the
President's body in the wreckage, things get really confusing!
As far as the cast goes, this one is a bit more star-studded than usual for a made for a TV movie. Apart from Ebsen, Peter Graves, Arthur Kennedy, Raymond Massey, Mercedes McCambridge and Rip Torn star in this one. Because of this and because it's a really interesting story, this installment of "The ABC Movie of the Week" is a standout...well worth seeing and very well made. And, if you'd like to see it, many of the movies from this series (including this one) are available to watch on YouTube.
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