Terrorist organization Black September is planning an attack on the United States. A woman called Dahlia is the one overseeing the operation. She was in the Middle East with the other members of the organization, discussing the operation when some Israelis came in; the leader, Major Kobakov had his gun on her but didn't shoot her. Kobakov then informed the US what they found. Though they don't know what their operation is, Kobakov assures them that it will be devastating. So, with FBI man, Corley, they try to find out what it is before it's too late. But they both have different ways of doing things, and since Kobakov is the visitor, he is warned to watch it. Dahlia's "partner in crime" is Michael Lander, a Vietnam P.O.W., who is psychologically scarred by that experience, thus making him very susceptible to her machinations.
It could be tomorrow!
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The movie was one of the Paramount's highest ever pre-release scoring films from test screenings. Paramount was positioning the film to be the blockbuster picture of 1977, many industry insiders predicted the film to be going to be as big a box-office hit as Jaws
(1975). However, upon release, the film did not perform as well as expected and instead Star Wars
(1977) became the biggest blockbuster movie of 1977. See more
About midway through, as Fasil is being pursued across a beach in Miami, he fires a shot at the agent pursuing him. The agent falls flat in the sand and the bullet strikes right next to him, kicking up some sand, and creating a very loud ricochet(!) sound effect. Bullets shot into sand don't normally ricochet. See more
My mother once said "Anyone who has a nervous breakdown has got to have something wrong with them".
The Eyes of Texas
Lyrics by John Lang Sinclair
, traditional tune
Played twice by the band at the Super Bowl See more