Five individuals from five nations, including the "Superpowers" (USA, USSR and China), suddenly find themselves on an alien spacecraft. An alien gives each a container holding capsules. No power on Earth can open a given container except a mental command from the person to whom it is given. Each person has been provided with the power of life and death. Any of these individuals has the capability to instantaneously launch the capsules to whatever coordinates he/she chooses, and each capsule will then eradicate all human life within a 3,000-mile radius of its designated location.
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Five people given the power to destroy nations! What will they do? What would you do?
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This was based on a novel by John Mantley. Mantley himself wrote the screenplay. This may explain why this film is regarded as more intelligent than most low budget science fiction films of that period. See more
When one of the capsules is tested, Dr. Neuhaus instantly disappears. This would mean that every human within the 3,000-mile radius would have suffered the same fate. There would be no way of clearing everyone out of that size area anywhere on the populated areas of the Earth. See more
People hate because they fear, and they fear anything they don't understand, which is almost everything.