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
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Did You Know?
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
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