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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Three Goodyear blimps are used in the film, one based in Miami, Florida one in Houston, Texas and one in Los Angeles, California. The names of the blimps were "Mayflower" (N1A),"America" (N10A), and "Columbia" (N3A) respectively. The Super Bowl scenes were shot in Miami; the Texas shoot was a short scene filmed in Spring, Texas; whilst the hijack and landing scenes were shot at Goodyear airship base in Carson, California. See more
When Captain Lander arrives at the VA medical center for counseling, he tells the bored receptionist that he has an appointment. The receptionist tells him to take a number, sit down, and wait his turn. Left unexplained is why a patient with a scheduled appointment was made to wait like someone who did not have one. See more
Captain Michael J. Lander
I wanted to give this whole son-of-a-bitchin' country something to remember me by!
"I've Been Working on the Railroad"
Played twice by the band at the Super Bowl See more