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Evening in Byzantium (1978)

Terrorists invade the Cannes Film Festival.

Director:

Jerry London

Writers:

Glen A. Larson, Irwin Shaw (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Glenn Ford ... Jesse Craig
Eddie Albert ... Brian Murphy
Vince Edwards ... Bret Easton
Patrick Macnee ... Ian Waldeigh
Gregory Sierra ... Fabricio
Harry Guardino ... Jerry Olson
Simon Oakland ... Walter Klein
Michael Cole ... Danny
Gloria DeHaven ... Sonia Murphy
Marcel Hillaire ... Inspector Le Dioux
Len Birman Len Birman ... Leonardo
George Lazenby ... Roger Tory
Erin Gray ... Gail McKinnon
Shirley Jones ... Constance Dobson
Christian Marquand ... Inspector DuBois
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Vicious terrorists invade the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, and demand that French officials release their friends from a Paris prison. Ironically, this attack comes as Hollywood producer Jesse Craig plans a film about a terrorist invasion. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 August 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Crepúsculo en Bizancio See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Strangely Prescient with Very Strange Casting
31 August 2006 | by kevink-22See all my reviews

The plot premise of Evening in Byzantium really impressed me at the time as being a semi-plausible way that terrorists might be able to attack the US, and even before 9/11 I would sometimes think of it whenever the government proposed spending billions of dollars on missile defense systems that were supposed to protect us from "rogue states".

But the other thing about it that struck me and stayed with me over the years was how strange the casting was. Glen Ford as a scriptwriter wasn't too hard to accept because he becomes an aging action hero as the plot develops. But Eddie Albert was an odd choice in such a serious role, and Shirley Jones (Mrs. Partridge, for heaven's sake!) as a junkie was just bizarre.


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