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Black Sunday (1977)

R | | Drama, Thriller | 1977 (Italy)
Black Sunday is the powerful story of a Black September terrorist group attempting to blow up a Goodyear blimp hovering over the Super Bowl stadium with 80,000 people and the president of the United States in attendance.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Kabakov
... Lander
... Dahlia
... Corley
Steven Keats ... Moshevsky
... Fasil
... Muzi
... Pugh
... Colonel Riat
Victor Campos ... Nageeb
Joseph Robbie ... Joseph Robbie
Robert J. Wussler ... Robert Wussler (as Robert Wussler)
... Pat Summerall
... Tom Brookshier
... Fowler
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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. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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Marthe Keller and Fritz Weaver also appear in Marathon Man (1976), another Robert Evans production. See more »

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When Lander (Bruce Dern) is about to shoot the TV technician from behind, inside the TV control truck, the technician flinches and grimaces in reaction to the gunshot a split second before the shot is fired. See more »

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Major David Kabakov: Don't be so rude to everybody.
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Easy Come, Easy Go
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Music by Johnny Green
Portion whistled by Bruce Dern
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Tension, suspense and thrills in this overlong movie with good performances
11 April 2010 | by See all my reviews

This exciting film begins when international terrorist organization Black September (led by Bekim Fehmiu) is scheming to wipe a crowd on the United States. As a young named Dahlia (Marthe Keller) is the one controlling the operation. She was in the Middle East with the other members of the terrorist group, discussing the operation when some Israelis attack ; the leader, Mossad agent named Kobakov (Robert Shaw) had his weapon on her but didn't shoot her. He along with FBI agent, Corley (Fritz Weaver)and Moshevski (Steven Keats) attempt to find out what it is before it's too late.Though they don't know what their operation is, Kobakov assures them that it will be devastating. Dahlia asks help for a first order massacre to Michael Lander (Bruce Dern who steals the show as nutty criminal), an ex-Vietnam P.O.W., who is psychologically scarred by that prison. As they are trying to blow up Miami stadium where takes place the Super Bowl. At the end focuses a moving chase over the skies involving some police helicopters and the Goodyear blimp that nasties hijack.

This stirring picture is packed with frantic action, political events, tense, hectic intrigue and the suspense is maintained throughout. Interesting screenplay by Ernest Lehman and Moffat , based on the Thomas Harris -Silence of the lambs- bestseller. Spectacular musical score fitting to action by the master John Williams, Spielberg's musician . Appropriate cinematography by John A Alonzo with good aerial scenes though is necessary a fine remastering. The motion picture is compellingly directed by John Frankenheimer . At the beginning he worked for TV and turned to the cinema industry with The Young Stranger (1957) . Disappointed his with first feature film experience he came back to his successful television career directing a total of 152 live television shows in the 50s. He took another opportunity to change to the big screen , collaborating with Burt Lancaster in The Young Savages (1961) and Birdman of Alcatraz(62) ending up becoming a successful director well-known by his skills with actors and expressing on movies his views on important social deeds and philosophical events and film-making some classics as ¨The Manchurian candidate, Seven days of May and The Train¨. Rating : Better and average and well worth seeing. The flick will appeal to frenetic action and suspense buffs.


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