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World War III (1982)

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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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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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 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 »

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

Maj. Nicolai Saamaretz: [Outside an oil pumping station in Alaska] Do you think it will be worth it for them to die for a piece of machinery?
Col. Alexander Vorashin: Ideology, Major. That's your subject, isn't it? They will fight for the ideal of that place and all the ideas connected with it.
Maj. Nicolai Saamaretz: And where do people get those ideas? From men like me.
Col. Alexander Vorashin: In Stalingrad my father fought for a steel plant that looked like a pile of rubble. It wasn't the steel plant, it was what it represented to the Russian people.
[Looks towards the pumping station]
Col. Alexander Vorashin: ...
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A chillingly credible job
11 June 2001 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

I can believe that this is how it would happen... the approach of the end of the world, propelled by miscalculation, obstinacy, and pride, set in motion at a half-forgotten army base and snowballing along unknown to almost everyone but a handful of footsoldiers on the one hand and a handful of world leaders on the other.

A chillingly credible job of work, this series was.


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