The screenplay written many years before 911 was controversial for it's time. Many groups claimed it to be discriminating. It's relevancy for today's world events presents an uncanny coincidence.

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Terrorists launch an attack against the USA. Their first strike is by a suicide squad that detonates a truckload of explosives at an army base in Washington DC. FBI probes indicate that the attack is by Arab terrorists led by Iranians. Subsequent attacks are via airplanes exploded in mid-air, crowded restaurants, and an attack on a mall. Administration cabinet heads push the President (Hal Holbrook) to retaliate. The director of the FBI (Peter Strauss) believes that there may be more to the story than the investigation has revealed and the Secretary of Defense (Paul Winfield) is the only other person urging caution. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Filmed in Little Rock, Arkansas, where the state capitol building stands in for the National Capitol. See more »

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Terrorists want to give the US a lesson
8 December 1999 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

This movie was very cool. It was a let's shock everybody by actually showing terrorism happen that we can't stop. The only other movie to come close to showing what domestic terrorism would do to the use is The Siege. In fact there are some very surprising similarities. I would love to see this again. I can't wait to find the video I made oh so long again.


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