A satire of American news reporting, Covert Agencies, and political system. The theft of two suitcase sized nuclear weapons, and their sale to a terrorist group, leads TV Newsman Patrick ... See full summary »
A satire of American news reporting, Covert Agencies, and political system. The theft of two suitcase sized nuclear weapons, and their sale to a terrorist group, leads TV Newsman Patrick Hale on an international chase to track them down, and uncover the twisting maze of apparent involvement of US Government agencies. Written by
Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>
Only Patrick Hale can prevent a desperate president, the head of the CIA, a trigger happy general, terrorists, an arms dealer, and religious fanatics from destroying our world, But he has other things on his mind. See more »
One of this movie's main posters was designed in painted artwork featuring Sean Connery standing in a James Bond-like pose with a television camera instead of a gun and with two girls in bikinis at his feet. In the background inside a circle (evoking a gun barrel) were two scenes of action, while in the air above was a spy satellite. All these elements were typical of the James Bond movie franchise which Connery had been a big part of. This was not the original poster for this movie. The Bond-type poster was used in various non-USA markets, replacing the original poster after the film was a commercial failure in North America. This was the second 'Sean Connery non-Bond film to have a Bond-like poster in just a few years, as the main movie poster for Cuba (1979) was also designed like a Bond movie poster. See more »
(at around 1 min) The design of the suitcase bombs is shown to President Lockwood. The bombs are said to contain plutonium, but the design shown fits the uranium bomb (the cannon design), not plutonium bomb (the fission sphere design) - a very distinctive difference President's aides should know. See more »
Filmed in New York, Washington, D.C., Texas, New Mexico, France, Italy and Hagreb. [Hagreb is a fictional country featured in the movie, and France and Italy appear only in archive footage.] See more »
Just a few hours ago I caught this film on a cable TV channel and hurried to the IMDB to find out the year of release -- 1982. The concept of presidential "plausible deniability" was before the Iran Contra hearings. What came even more to mind as I watched Sean Connery, a favorite actor of mine since the mid-1960s, was the Gulf War of the early 1990s and what is happening in the Balkans right now.
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