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Warhead (1977)

A weapons expert is reluctantly sent on a mission to a middle-east warzone to locate a lost nuclear warhead and dismantle it before it falls into the wrong hands. But before he can complete... See full summary »

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John O'Connor

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Buddy Ruskin (screenplay), Patrick Foulk (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
David Janssen ... Tony Stevens
Karin Dor ... Liora
Christopher Stone ... Ben-David
Art Metrano ... Mario
Tuvia Tavi Tuvia Tavi ... Meshugi
David Semadar David Semadar ... Malouf
Joan Freeman ... Namoi
Mordecai Arnon ... Pupik (as Pupik Arnon)
Eddy Muktar Eddy Muktar ... Hassan
Jacob Roda Jacob Roda ... Sammy
Poly Reshef Poly Reshef ... Rabbi
Itzik Weiss Itzik Weiss ... Rony
Ellyn Stern ... Shoshonna (as Ellen Stern)
Rachel Terry Rachel Terry ... Daphne
Nicholas Torzeski Nicholas Torzeski ... CIA Agent
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A weapons expert is reluctantly sent on a mission to a middle-east warzone to locate a lost nuclear warhead and dismantle it before it falls into the wrong hands. But before he can complete his work, he is taken prisoner and thrust into the conflict, and finds himself looking out for more than just the warhead. Written by Cynan Rees <cynanrees@hotmail.com>

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USA

Language:

English

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February 1977 (USA) See more »

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Prisoner in the Middle See more »

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Filmed for television in 1974 as "Prisoner In The Middle". See more »

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" Am I right to believe you people might be as dumb as the Arabs "
24 August 2011 | by thinker1691See all my reviews

With the world at odds with itself, our newest danger arrives when some new country acquires the Atomic Bomb. Isreal and the Arabs are enemies making the world less stable than before. In this movie called " Warhead " the United States loses one of it's Neclear weapons in the deserts of Syria. Frantic to retrieve it, or at the very least, locate it, the U.S. sends in a Neclear expert to locate and disarm the weapon. It's bad enough, that our hero Tony Stevens (David Janssen) must find the weapon with the help of the Isreali military, but his plans are compromised when he is captured by the Arabs first. The story, originally written by Patrick Foulk, becomes a high tense drama when audience members are along for what may be an atomic accident triggered by waring nations. The movie has a good plot, but the acting leaves much to be desired. Director John O'Connor allows the action to guide the movie, but the actors seem stiff and cardboard like. Were it not for the excellence of David Jannsen, the whole thing might be relegated to 'B' pictures. As it is, the film becomes a dramatic statement which asks what would happen if two belligerent nation both possess the nuclear deterrent. ***


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