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Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977)

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An imprisoned rogue USAF general with a secret personal agenda, escapes the brig and takes over an ICBM silo, threatening to start WW3.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Gen. Lawrence Dell
... James Forrest
... Arthur Renfrew - Secretary of State
... Zachariah Guthrie
... President David T. Stevens
... Capt. Stanford Towne
... William Klinger - Attorney General
... Brig. Gen. O'Rourke
... Gen. Martin MacKenzie - Commanding General SA
... Willis Powell
... Augie Garvas
... Bernstein
... Ralph Whittaker - CIA Director
... Air Force Gen. Peter Crane
... First Lt. Louis Cannellis
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A renegade USAF general, Lawrence Dell, escapes from a military prison and takes over an ICBM silo near Montana and threatens to provoke World War 3 unless the President reveals details of a secret meeting held just after the start of the Vietnam War between Dell and the then President's most trusted advisors. Written by Dave Jenkins <david.jenkins@smallworld.co.uk>

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9 February 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Nuclear Countdown  »

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Budget:

$6,200,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$4,500,000, 31 December 1977
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(35 mm optical prints)| (35 mm magnetic prints)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The yellow car in the ditch near the beginning of the movie was Rich Steber's personal car. See more »

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Officers in confinement often self-segregate from the general prison population while in military confinement. The shame of confinement coupled with the resentment that many military convicts feel towards current or former officers means that they rarely interact with former enlisted prisoners. Dell, being a former general, would be very unlikely to associate with Powell, Garavs or Hoxey, much less get to know them well enough to plan a heist. See more »

Quotes

Willis Powell: Just wanted you to know General, win or lose, you're some motherfucker.
Lawrence Dell: Thank you.
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References Hell, Heaven or Hoboken (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

My Country, 'Tis of Thee
Music by Lowell Mason (uncredited) based on the music by Henry Carey from "God Save the King" (1744)
Lyrics by Samuel Francis Smith (uncredited) (1832)
Sung by Billy Preston
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Great movie
5 January 2000 | by See all my reviews

With this many stars and big name director, I found it hard to believe that the people at Blockbuster Video NEVER HEARD OF THIS MOVIE - was not in their store OR their database. I guess they need to get their act together. I really enjoyed this movie - Burt Lancaster was great and the use of multiple screen sections (like Thomas Crown Affair) was extremely interesting. I highly recommend this picture.


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