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World War III (1982)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Thriller  -  31 January 1982 (USA)
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Soviet paratroopers drop into Alaska to sabotage the oil pipeline in retaliation against a United States grain embargo. A skirmish occurs at a pumping station, lightly defended by Col. Jake... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Col. Jake Caffey
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Secretary General Gorny
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Maj. Kate Breckenridge
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Col. Alexander Vorashin
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Gen. Aleksey Rudenski
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Dorothy Longworth
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Richard Hickman
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President Thomas McKenna
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Adm. Vernon Blanchard
Frank Dent ...
Tim Hardy
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Maj. George Devery
John Lehne ...
Brig. Gen. Gard Roberts
Marcus K. Mukai ...
Sgt. Johnny Parson (as Marcus Mukai)
William Traylor ...
Maj. Nicolai Saamaretz
Lee Wallace ...
Dr. Jules Farber
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Soviet paratroopers drop into Alaska to sabotage the oil pipeline in retaliation against a United States grain embargo. A skirmish occurs at a pumping station, lightly defended by Col. Jake Caffey and a National Guard reckon unit. A stalemate ensues while the possibility of World War III hangs in the balance. The danger escalates as the Russian leaders and the American President play a cat-and-mouse game. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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III Guerra mundial  »

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Director Boris Sagal was killed early in the production, in a helicopter accident in Oregon. See more »

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Col. Alexander Vorashin: My orders are to take this base.
Col. Jake Caffey: My orders are to stop you.
Col. Alexander Vorashin: You have no chance. I appeal to you to surrender.
Col. Jake Caffey: Let me tell you something, Russian. That spot that you're standing on happens to be a part of the United States and my job is to defend it.
Col. Alexander Vorashin: I understand you. I am a soldier too.
Col. Jake Caffey: Is that all you have to say? "Surrender"?
Col. Alexander Vorashin: I no longer have the stomach to kill you.
Col. Jake Caffey: Why not? You've had plenty of stomach for it so far. You've killed innocent civilians, anybody who happened to be around. ...
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Eccellent mini-series with David Soul,Brian Keith and Rock Hudson.
17 June 2004 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

A eccellent two part mini-series starring David Soul,Brian Keith and Rock Hudson about the Soviets trying to take control of the Alaskin pipeline to try and blackmail the U.S. . They send troops in to try and secure the pipeline and the U.S. responds to the threat by sending it's troops in and so a powderkeg confrontation occures which could start World War III,hence the title. The snow scenes are well done. It reminds me a bit of Ice Station Zebra which was about another Soviet-US confrontation. It is nice to see Brian Keith and Rock Hudson again and I hope that one day it will be released to DVD.


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