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Countdown to Looking Glass (1984)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  14 October 1984 (USA)
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Looking Glass was the Strategic Air Command Airborne Command Post in the air 24/7 for over 40 years. It was aloft as a back up to the HQ SAC Command Post at Offutt AFB should it be rendered... See full summary »

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Michael Boyle
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Bob Calhoun
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Don Tobin
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Eric Sevareid ...
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Matsu Yamada
Barbara Barnes-Hopkins ...
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Youth #1
Richard Comar ...
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James Otis
Faye Dance ...
Anne Gailmore
Don Dickinson ...
Unger
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Don Geller
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Looking Glass was the Strategic Air Command Airborne Command Post in the air 24/7 for over 40 years. It was aloft as a back up to the HQ SAC Command Post at Offutt AFB should it be rendered ineffective and inoperable...not just in case of nuclear war. Written by Jim Gilmore

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Michael Boyle was supposedly broadcasting from the USS Nimitz, an operational, combat-capable aircraft carrier. However, a T-2 Buckeye trainer aircraft taxis past him, indicating that the broadcast was filmed from a training carrier. See more »

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2 November 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I got up late one night and turn on the telly. I watched in disbelief that soviet troops had entered west Germany, and the nuclear issue was being waved about.

The crosses to an air craft carrier that was actively hunting a Russian sub made me wonder what was going on. Who do I call?. This can't be real, even though we have been trained by the media to trust what the news channels tell us. This can't be happening, the super powers have been getting along fine, but what would it take to start a war. Could world war 3 break out, be fought,be won or lost in a flash. Maybe it was because I was tired and came in part way into the movie, but I got an insight into how those listening to H.G Well's original radio production of War of the worlds must have felt. Never been so glad for an ad break.


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