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In a bold coup a Palestinian terrorist group captures the yacht Rosebud and kidnaps the millionaires five daughters on it. At first they demand film clips to be shown on major European TV stations. Undercover agent Martin is hired to hunt the terrorists down. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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The son, who director Otto Preminger had with Gypsy Rose Lee, Erik Lee Preminger, wrote the film's screenplay. The film was Erik Lee's first, final and only ever produced film script, it being one of the key flaws of the movie according to its critics. See more »

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Larry Martin: You intend to destroy the very people you're going to save.
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The opening credits consist of a single screen that bears the title, the statement 'an Otto Preminger Film' the copyright by United Artist and an illustration designed by Saul Bass. See more »

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References Citizen Kane (1941) See more »

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I Guess the Lord Must Be in New York City
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Written by Harry Nilsson
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Good grasp of politics
31 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

OK so the plot moved a bit slowly, and the dialog was stiff - but one thing stands out. This thing reeks of history. It is a terrorist film decades before its time. It features Palestinian commando's (headed by Arafat, who is mentioned by name)it mentions the Black September group by name. In one scene a top Palestinian (couldn't tell if it was supposed to be Arafat or not) explains the meaning of Jihad or holy war.

Kinda makes one wonder if anyone in our State Department ever saw this movie? I give it a better than average rating simply because its got the historical context correct - - and was decades ahead of its time.


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