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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 a secret meeting held just after the start of the Vietnam War between Dell and the then President's most trusted advisors. Written by
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One of the best conspiracy films since THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE.
An intriguing, tightly-paced political conspiracy thriller, with excellent performances by Burt Lancaster, Charles Durning, Paul Winfield, Burt Young, Joseph Cotten and others. Based very loosely on a forgettable action novel by Walter Wager, it flips the politics 180 degrees to comment on the senselessness of the Vietnam War. As well as a powerful message, it has a strong plot and sharp dialogue; excellent editing and good use of split-screen add to the excitement.
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