The crew of a nuclear bomber attack the Soviet Union while the President of the United States tries desperately to regain control of his military after his helicopter crashes during a limited nuclear exchange in this film with a scenario similar to Fail-Safe (1964) and Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964). Originally a made for cable movie, it concentrates on the relationship between a veteran pilot and his female co-pilot and the president's attempt to wrest control away from a war-mongering successor. Written by
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Four People. Three Minutes. Two Choices. One Chance For Survival.
Did You Know?
The role in a nuclear war of the SAC mobile command post, or "Looking Glass" airplane was previously shown in the Cold-War drama The Day After
(1983). See more
Once the Secretary of the Interior boards the E-4 and assumes the duties of president, the plane should have been referred to thereafter as Air Force One, but at no point in the film is it ever referred to as anything but the E-4. (It is correct for Alice and his crew, however, to revert to calling it the E-4 once they learn the original president is still alive.) See more
[Harpoon and Fargo try to advise the acting president on how to react to the nuclear conflict
Use the pause. Settle things down.
The best defense... Cut off the head of the Soviet chicken.
References Planet of the Apes
DON'T CALL HIM A COWBOY
Written by Debbie Hupp, Johnny MacRae and Bob Morrison
Performed by Conway Twitty
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