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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At least some parts of the climatic scene were filmed after the Superbowl, including shots of the nose of the blimp coming onto the field as extras ran about wildly. Only the front portion of the blimp and gondola were recreated for this "head-on" shot and the whole thing was controlled by a crane. See more
When Bruce Dern's character is in his house, wearing his Navy uniform and crying about being replaced as pilot of the Super Bowl blimp, he is wearing two Vietnam Gallantry Cross ribbons, one above the other. Only one ribbon would be worn for each type of decoration. See more
Major David Kabakov
What is this thing you Americans call the Super Bowl?
The Star Spangled Banner
Music by John Stafford Smith
Lyrics by Francis Scott Key
Sung by Tom Sullivan
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