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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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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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 recon unit. A stalemate ensues while the possibility of World War III hangs in the balance. The danger escalates as the Soviet Secretary-General and the American President play a cat-and-mouse game. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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31 January 1982 (USA)  »

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III Guerra mundial  »

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Brian Keith was cast as Soviet Premier Gorny because he spoke fluent Russian. See more »

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In the opening scene where the 2 Air Force sergeants are watching the radar scope, they are wearing the blue name tapes on their fatigues with subdued stripes. They should have subdued name tapes on their uniforms and an Alaskan Air Command patch on the right shirt pocket. See more »

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President Thomas McKenna: We are looking at the possibility of a nuclear confrontation.
Col. Jake Caffey: But no one's going win a nuclear confrontation.
President Thomas McKenna: That has nothing to do with getting into one.
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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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