A German zoo hires two hunters to catch a rare breed of panther in Malaysia. The girlfriend of one of the hunters accompanies them on their hunt, which tenses the situation as the other ... See full summary »
The appearance of an unknown "missile-like" object in nearby space leads a European nation to fire a rocket at it. Though the rocket intercepts the unidentified object, the explosion only diverts the missile into an orbit around the Earth. Racing five miles above the earth, its passage causes widespread devastation of the land below.
The concept of the atomic-powered cruise missile doomsday weapon was similar to that of the U.S. Air Force's Supersonic Low Altitude Missile, which was under development at the time. See more »
With less than four minutes before Jove launches, the lead character secures the plutonium, drives the long distance to the missile base, gets to the launch pad, goes up to the Jove warhead on a slow-moving lift, places the plutonium inside, arms all the warhead mechanisms and gets back to ground and away from the Jove rocket, all in less than four minutes. See more »
Dr. David Loring:
There must be at least two million children in New York. I wonder how many will get out alive.
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Opening credits shown over a missile flying through a group of stars. See more »
This may be THE sleeper sci-fi film of the 50s. Very imaginative story--plausible & with adult storytelling/writing. Loggia was great. I did find a VHS copy on ebay a few years ago and the story held up very well! And that alien missile looks like it was designed by Giger! ("Alien")
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