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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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Dorian Waldorf
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Don Tobin
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Himself
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Matsu Yamada
Barbara Barnes-Hopkins ...
Mrs. Langhorn
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Youth #1
Richard Comar ...
Pentagon Spokesman
Murray Cruchley ...
James Otis
Faye Dance ...
Anne Gailmore
Don Dickinson ...
Unger
Micheal Donaghue ...
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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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scared me at 8
2 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As an 8 year old boy, i came home to an empty house from a boy scout meeting. this wasn't an uncommon occurrence, as i grew up in small town middle-America in the 80's my parents were likely at meetings of their own, or working late. As a latch-key kid, my babysitter was often the TV. and when i turned it on, 'countdown to looking glass' was in its' final segment, which must have been commercial free. I remember believing that these were actual events, glued to the screen, until the end when the credits rolled. ever since i have wanted to watch the entire thing, again to see if it is as riveting as it was over 20 years ago, but have been unable to locate it.


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