From the author of
The Silence of the Lambs
) came a terrifying vision of the ultimate terrorist act. Based on Thomas Harris’s first novel, the only one that did not feature Hannibal Lector, director John Frankenheimer (
The Manchurian Candidate
) created this taut, chillingly prescient action suspense thriller some 24 years before the events of 9/11. Michael Lander (Bruce Dern
) is a crazed Vietnam vet explosives expert whose regular job involves piloting television blimps over stadiums for sporting events. He has been approached by a beautiful female operative (Marthe Keller,
) from the terrorist cell Black September, to plot the most horrible mass murder imaginable: explode the Goodyear blimp at the Super Bowl on the 50-yard line. Hot on their trail is a cold-blooded Mossad agent (Robert Shaw,
The Taking of Pelham 1,2,3
) who will do whatever it takes, regardless of international law, to learn what they plan and stop them.
With a twisted sense of judgment, we have decided to screen this action packed masterpiece a few days before the 2013 Super Bowl as a sort of pre-Super Bowl cinema party…complete with the requisite Super Bowl snack potluck (bring your “A” game and impress us).