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Evening in Byzantium (1978)

Terrorists invade the Cannes Film Festival.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jesse Craig
Brian Murphy
Bret Easton
Ian Waldeigh
Jerry Olson
Walter Klein
Sonia Murphy
Marcel Hillaire ...
Inspector Le Dioux
Len Birman ...
Roger Tory
Gail McKinnon
Constance Dobson
Inspector DuBois


Vicious terrorists invade the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, and demand that French officials release their friends from a Paris prison. Ironically, this attack comes as Hollywood producer Jesse Craig plans a film about a terrorist invasion. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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14 August 1978 (USA)  »

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Crepúsculo en Bizancio  »

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Strangely Prescient with Very Strange Casting
31 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

The plot premise of Evening in Byzantium really impressed me at the time as being a semi-plausible way that terrorists might be able to attack the US, and even before 9/11 I would sometimes think of it whenever the government proposed spending billions of dollars on missile defense systems that were supposed to protect us from "rogue states".

But the other thing about it that struck me and stayed with me over the years was how strange the casting was. Glen Ford as a scriptwriter wasn't too hard to accept because he becomes an aging action hero as the plot develops. But Eddie Albert was an odd choice in such a serious role, and Shirley Jones (Mrs. Partridge, for heaven's sake!) as a junkie was just bizarre.

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