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Countdown to Looking Glass (1984)

Docudrama uses fictional reports of a crisis in the Middle East, which leads to a nuclear confrontation between the US and the USSR. "Looking Glass" is the code word for the Strategic Air ... See full summary »

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Michael Boyle
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Bob Calhoun
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Dorian Waldorf
Patrick Watson ...
Don Tobin
Nancy Dickerson ...
Herself
Eric Sevareid ...
Himself
Matsu Anderson ...
Matsu Yamada
Barbara Barnes-Hopkins ...
Mrs. Langhorn
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Youth #1
Richard Comar ...
Pentagon Spokesman
Murray Cruchley ...
James Otis
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Anne Gailmore
Don Dickinson ...
Unger
Micheal Donaghue ...
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Don Geller
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Docudrama uses fictional reports of a crisis in the Middle East, which leads to a nuclear confrontation between the US and the USSR. "Looking Glass" is the code word for the Strategic Air Command's control plane which is to be used in the case of nuclear war. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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14 October 1984 (USA)  »

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The nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) is actually portrayed in this movie by the museum ship USS Yorktown (ex CV 10) moored in Charleston Harbor, Charleston SC. The T-2 Buckeye jet trainer which is being towed across the deck during one of Michael Boyle's (Scott Glenn) reports is one of the Yorktown Museum's exhibits. See more »

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Dorian, broadcasting from Andrews AFB, states that she is in front of the aircraft, identified a short time later as the Looking Glass. Behind her, is actually a VC-137, better known as the aircraft used as "Air Force One" when the President is aboard. The EC-135 Looking Glass was a similar 707-type aircraft, but could be distinguished by its different paint scheme than Air Force One, and it also carried an aerial refueling boom, much like a KC-135 Stratotanker. See more »

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Great Movie
25 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's low budget and a little out of date BUT PLEASE tell me where I can get a copy in DVD or VHS video! HBO the network which I believe I saw the movie back in the 1980's does not seem to support marketing the film so a good recommendation for a movie unavailable to the general public maybe a waste.

Now the movie.....The parts which seem to be "real" include small intentional technical flaws which just add to the realism. Using know newscasters just make it all the more believable. Reminded me a great deal of the film The missiles of Octoberbut with better scenery and acting.


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