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As the new president of the United States moves into the White House, Lawrence Dell manages to outwit the crew of a launching-pad to get nine deadly rockets…
Gosh, this is a masterpiece. Late Aldrich’s work.
Alrich's way of building up tension by using split screen sequences is great; Jerry Goldsmith's score has (alongside the more conventional passages) some brilliant and unusual moments.
I remember really liking this movie but then I like almost anything with Lancaster. I'd love to see it again. I have only seen it during it's release and no where else as far as I can remember.
Very good paranoia movie of the 70's to be rediscovered now that a flawless BLU-Ray DVD has just been released. Recommended.
A very good thriller with a decidedly over-inflated reputation. Burt Lancaster played a similar, albeit much more sinister, role in SEVEN DAYS IN MAY.
even though i first i liked the photography god i yawned so fast. it isn't really a fair rating, but i do get so bored with those toys for the boys movies.
films without any women in it are so besides anything, what should i say? Ugh.
Another good example of Aldrichs great abilities. It's not a masterpiece but still a good watch. Especially the split screen parts are worthwhile.
Would give it a 3.5 if possible.
Great, cynical, late Aldrich.