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A renegade USAF general, Lawrence Dell, escapes from a military prison and takes over an ICBM silo near Montana and threatens to provoke World War 3 unless the President reveals details of ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Gen. Lawrence Dell
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James Forrest
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Arthur Renfrew - Secretary of State
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Zachariah Guthrie
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President David T. Stevens
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Capt. Stanford Towne
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William Klinger - Attorney General
Gerald S. O'Loughlin ...
Brig. Gen. O'Rourke
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Gen. Martin MacKenzie - Commanding General SA
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Willis Powell
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Augie Garvas
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Bernstein
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Ralph Whittaker - CIA Director
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Air Force Gen. Peter Crane
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First Lt. Louis Cannellis
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Storyline

A renegade USAF general, Lawrence Dell, escapes from a military prison and takes over an ICBM silo near Montana and threatens to provoke World War 3 unless the President reveals details of a secret meeting held just after the start of the Vietnam War between Dell and the then President's most trusted advisors. Written by Dave Jenkins <david.jenkins@smallworld.co.uk>

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the day they took on The Real Power! See more »

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Sci-Fi | Thriller

Certificate:

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Release Date:

9 February 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Silo III  »

Box Office

Budget:

$6,200,000 (estimated)
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(35 mm optical prints)| (35 mm magnetic prints)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This is Burt Lancaster's fourth collaboration with director Robert Aldrich, after Apache (1954), Vera Cruz (1954) and Ulzana's Raid (1972). See more »

Goofs

At about 30 minutes into the movie, the officer giving a SAC briefing begins with "Good morning, gentlemen. 16 November 1981. Julian date 81215". Those are not the same date, and in fact are over three months apart. See more »

Quotes

Willis Powell: Grow up General. Nobody honors nothin', but that's no reason to blow up the whole world.
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Connections

Referenced in The Peacekeeper (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

My Country, 'Tis of Thee
Music by Lowell Mason (uncredited) based on the music by Henry Carey from "God Save the King" (1744)
Lyrics by Samuel Francis Smith (uncredited) (1832)
Sung by Billy Preston
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A towering ensemble of performers in a film not be missed
5 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I agree with the general drift of the comments logged to this date. I would add only this: as I watched John McCain expunge the Bush administration from the recent history of the United States this film sprang to mind. To say more would spoil the climax of the film. Burt Lancaster gave master classes in film acting in many of his movies, and in none more so that in Twilight. The other actors were superb. I had the strange experience of seeing the film on network television in 1977, and as the closing credits began to roll, my phone rang. It was a person I had not seen or heard from in over a year, her first words being: "Did you see THAT?" So much for Twilight and telepathy.


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