A group of Vietnam vets disturbs television programs from a B-29 airplane. They want to sabotage Mrs Westinghouse's political campaign who is running for the Senate in support of US ...
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At a highway gas station/motel/diner where they live, two young brothers witness their parents murder. The younger brother is blinded in the same incident. Ten years later both brothers are... See full summary »
Lara Flynn Boyle,
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A soldier (Dennis Hopper) returns from Vietnam on special assignment, accompanying the body of his friend by train to California for burial. During the trip, he falls in love with a gentle ... See full summary »
A group of Vietnam vets disturbs television programs from a B-29 airplane. They want to sabotage Mrs Westinghouse's political campaign who is running for the Senate in support of US military involvement in South America. Mrs Westinghouse orders some nuclear missiles to be launched against the saboteurs, but they manage to avoid the impact and even succeed in exposing a big secret of hers.Written by
Salvatore Santangelo <email@example.com>
When Sam is picked up from the building, with a rope ladder hanging
from the belly of the the B-29, for a brief moment the landing skids
of a helicopter are visible.
However, as the Aspect ratio listed for the film is 1.33 : 1 (negative
ratio) 1.85 : 1 (intended ratio), it leads me to believe we're seeing
things that were meant to be "matted" out at the top and bottom to
make the aspect ratio 1.85 : 1. There is also a scene where the
religious group is shooting or doing a commercial and we see a boom
microphone at the bottom of the screen. This also would have been
"matted" out at 1.85 : 1. See more »
The closing credits of the film include a video screen showing the film itself being played backwards at high speed. See more »
Presidential candidate riding on religious support
The film dates from the time when Reagan was supporting the fundamentalist Christian movement. In the story the candidate woes support from a religious group, which has a strong resemblance to the style of Jehovah's witnesses and their publications. Quite hilarious especially if you are familiar with witnesses.
Dennis Hopper creates a great performance as mad captain and he's not the only mad character in this movie. The captain's crew is formed by Vietnam veterans who fly B52 bomber-converted to pirate TV-station plane. They decide to start their own campaign to expose a candidate whom they know to be a war monger planning to take the nation to another war.
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