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Black Sunday (1977)

R | | Action, Drama, Thriller | 1977 (Italy)
Black Sunday is the powerful story of a Black September terrorist group attempting to blow up a Goodyear blimp hovering over the Super Bowl stadium with 80,000 people and the president of the United States in attendance.

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Pugh
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Nageeb
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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 <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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They Counted on Living in a World Without Heroes. They Forgot About Him. See more »

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Trivia

Lynn Swann's (Super Bowl MVP) touchdown can be seen from behind the end zone in one of the scenes. See more »

Goofs

When Moshevsky's body is to be flown back to Israel for burial, he is being loaded aboard a TWA freight flight. Jews being brought to Israel for burial, especially a Mosad Officer, are always brought by an El Al flight. See more »

Quotes

Major David Kabakov: Mr. Corley, what exactly is this Super Bowl?
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Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Bruce Dern/Leon Redbone (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Easy Come, Easy Go
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Music by Johnny Green
Portion whistled by Bruce Dern
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His suffering makes your heart ache.
31 October 2004 | by (New York, USA) – See all my reviews

Hang on tight for this one, folks! This flick moves so fast sometimes that you might think you missed something along the way. Basic story line holds up well through the years. Good chase scene on the Florida streets! Excellent camera work all the way through. Cast is excellent--especially Mr. Shaw (as usual). He gives David Kabakov a healthy measure of humanity that sprays out of the film and covers you like a heavy wool coat; his suffering makes your heart ache. And boy, is that blimp a pest! This one is worth the view--from beginning to end. A classic!


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