Terrorist organization Black September is planning an attack on the United States. A woman called Dahlia is the one overseeing the operation. She was in the Middle East with the other members of the organization, discussing the operation when some Israelis came in; the leader, Major Kobakov had his gun on her but didn't shoot her. Kobakov then informed the US what they found. Though they don't know what their operation is, Kobakov assures them that it will be devastating. So, with FBI man, Corley, they try to find out what it is before it's too late. But they both have different ways of doing things, and since Kobakov is the visitor, he is warned to watch it. Dahlia's "partner in crime" is Michael Lander, a Vietnam P.O.W., who is psychologically scarred by that experience, thus making him very susceptible to her machinations. Written by
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In the biography "John Frankenheimer
: A Conversation With Charles Champlin
", Frankenheimer maintains that he helped persuade Goodyear to let him used their blimps because if they refused, the production would rent a large blimp from Germany, paint it silver-and-black, whereby people would think it was a Goodyear blimp anyway. See more
When the blimp takes off from the base after loading the bomb, Robert Shaw's character runs to the brown unmarked car and pulls the dead agent out. You can see that the emergency red light on the roof is operating. As he's getting into the car, you can see the light is off but as he's driving towards the helicopter, it's operating again. See more
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