The KGB is looking for one of their people, a man named Dalchimsky because he has stolen something important but, unfortunately, he manages to get through the border. Later in the U.S. some seemingly ordinary people after receiving a phone call go out and destroy key American military installations. Back in the U.S.S.R. General Strelsky and Colonel Malchenko send for Grigori Borzov, a KGB agent who has been to the U.S. on missions before. They inform him that after the U-2 incident in fear of the possibility that a war with the U.S. will occur; they were part of an operation called TELEFON that involved recruiting young agents and then brainwashing them into believing that they are Americans. They would assume the identity of an American who died a long time ago and who would be their age now. They would be situated in a city that is near or where a key U.S. military installation is located. They were also programmed to destroy upon receiving the command phrase. They have been ... Written by
They'll do anything to stop Telefon. The operation that can trigger 51 human time bombs.
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Did You Know?
The vehicles driven by Nicolai Dalchimsky (Donald Pleasence
) in the film are Ford station wagons with the exception of a 1977 Chevrolet Impala wagon when he arrives in Los Angeles. See more
When Hassler's (Ed Bakey
) helicopter is approaching the Appalachicola Naval Communications Station, the station's "radar" display shows the blip representing the helicopter move before, and after the the rotational scan; not when it is hit by the beam, as in reality. See more
[KGB-men enter Dalchimsky's apartment