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World War III 

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In 1987, Soviet paratroopers drop into Alaska to sabotage the oil pipeline in retaliation against a United States grain embargo. A skirmish occurs at a pumping station, lightly defended by ... See full summary »
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
David Soul ...  Col. Jake Caffey 2 episodes, 1982
Brian Keith ...  Secretary General Gorny 2 episodes, 1982
Cathy Lee Crosby ...  Maj. Kate Breckenridge 2 episodes, 1982
Jeroen Krabbé ...  Col. Alexander Vorashin 2 episodes, 1982
Robert Prosky ...  Gen. Aleksey Rudenski 2 episodes, 1982
Katherine Helmond ...  Dorothy Longworth 2 episodes, 1982
James Hampton ...  Richard Hickman 2 episodes, 1982
Rock Hudson ...  President Thomas McKenna 2 episodes, 1982
Harry Basch ...  Adm. Vernon Blanchard 2 episodes, 1982
Frank Dent Frank Dent ...  Tim Hardy 2 episodes, 1982
Rick Fitts ...  Maj. George Devery 2 episodes, 1982
John Lehne John Lehne ...  Brig. Gen. Gard Roberts 2 episodes, 1982
Marcus K. Mukai Marcus K. Mukai ...  Sgt. Johnny Parson 2 episodes, 1982
William Traylor William Traylor ...  Maj. Nicolai Saamaretz 2 episodes, 1982
Lee Wallace ...  Dr. Jules Farber 2 episodes, 1982
Kai Wulff ...  Konstantin Sculoff 2 episodes, 1982
Richard Yniguez ...  Capt. Angel Cordobes 2 episodes, 1982
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In 1987, Soviet paratroopers drop into Alaska to sabotage the oil pipeline in retaliation against a United States grain embargo. A skirmish occurs at a pumping station, lightly defended by Col. Jake Caffey and a National Guard recon unit. A stalemate ensues while the possibility of World War III hangs in the balance. The danger escalates as the Soviet premier and the U.S. President play a cat-and-mouse game. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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Drama | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 January 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Weltkrieg III See more »

Filming Locations:

Oregon, USA

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Brian Keith was cast as Soviet Premier Gorny because he spoke fluent Russian. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene where the 2 Air Force sergeants are watching the radar scope, they are wearing the blue name tapes on their fatigues with subdued stripes. They should have subdued name tapes on their uniforms and an Alaskan Air Command patch on the right shirt pocket. See more »

Quotes

Col. Alexander Vorashin: I would like to think there is still some meaning to all this.
Maj. Nicolai Saamaretz: A soldier doesn't ask for meaning, Comrade. He asks for information and further instructions. That is what we will get.
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A chillingly credible job
11 June 2001 | by NozzSee all my reviews

I can believe that this is how it would happen... the approach of the end of the world, propelled by miscalculation, obstinacy, and pride, set in motion at a half-forgotten army base and snowballing along unknown to almost everyone but a handful of footsoldiers on the one hand and a handful of world leaders on the other.

A chillingly credible job of work, this series was.


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