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.
A pair of young vacationers are involved in a dangerous conflict with treasure hunters when they discover a way into a deadly wreck in Bermuda waters. Featuring extended underwater sequences and a look into the affairs of treasure hunting. Based on the novel by Peter "Jaws" Benchley.
The shipwreck of the "Goliath" was portrayed by the real-life shipwreck of the R.M.S. Rhone. Part of the ship was constructed as an underwater set in controlled conditions for more intimate and close-up shots of the cast. See more »
Right after Gail had the voodoo encounter in her hotel room, we see Sanders (Nick Nolte) sitting and talking with Treece. He is toying with a cigar in his fingers. The cigar is wrapped in its protective plastic/cellophane wrapper. The view goes to a closeup of Sanders running the cigar under his nose to smell it, and we see the cigar is clearly bare - no longer wrapped in its plastic wrapper. Then the camera angle goes back to the long shot, and Sanders is once again toying with the cigar, only now it's in the cellophane wrapper. See more »
More scenes from the television version NBC broadcast include: A scene in which just Treece and David go diving, whilst Gail and Coffin speak of Treece's past, including his wife who was murdered by a drug dealer. When David and Gail first go to Treece's lighthouse, they are stopped and held at gun point by a territorial Kevin. Whilst David is turning the rented scuba equipment in, Gail goes and we see her rinse off the salt water from the sea. A scene where Cloche attacks Treece's lighthouse in the middle of the night, threatening to kill David and Gail. See more »
I don't know why IMDb is carrying such a negative review of this classic film on the front page. But I'm happy to note a lot of very positive reviews thereafter. Not much more I can add, but this is one of the classics of the golden era of film-making, without the CGI, hyped-up violence, obsessive sexuality and general lack of any kind of emotional depth of current popular cinema. While being in that category (popular cinema), this film is still great entertainment, often going pretty "deep". And there are of course the bonuses of the legendary Robert Shaw, the unforgettable beauty of Jacqueline Bisset, a young Nick Nolte full of promise, a wonderful score by John Barry, and plenty of evocative scenery, both below and above sea level.
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