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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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31 January 1982 (USA)  »

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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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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Exciting film.
13 August 2003 | by (neva neva land) – See all my reviews

I've always enjoyed this film mainly due to the fine acting of David Soul (Kudo's Dave!). Many other fine performances are also present - Kathy Lee Crosby's sexy and rugged portrayal gets high marks too. But here's something interesting: the film is good, but if you liked it, you must get the book and read it. The only reason they didn't film it as in the novel is a limited budget (read the book, you'll see what I mean). There were something like 800 russian troops against 50 or so GI's but they had more ammo, weapons, and choppers! And the finale is even more exciting! Read it!


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