Black Sunday
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Bruce Dern is ideally cast as Lander, a crazed Vietnam veteran, in Black Sunday. Lander joins terrorists Dahlia (Marthe Keller) and Fasil (Bekim Fehmu) in a plot to create a bloodbath at the annual Super Bowl. Piloting the ubiquitous Goodyear blimp, Lander is to ram the aircraft into the capacity Orange Bowl crowd, then fire thousands of poisoned darts into the fleeing spectators. Israeli military officer Kabakov (Robert Shaw) struggles to thwart Lander's plan before it comes to fruition. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A film that was 25 years ahead of its time, John Frankenheimer's Black Sunday is an intelligently written, complex and constantly intense thriller that builds to an extremely exciting climax."
‑ Chuck O'Leary,
"It's not as campy as the Airport flicks, nor as thrilling as James Bond, but taken as a sort of combo between the two, you could certainly do a lot worse."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"Since its protagonists are anti-heroic and its antagonists are admirable, it will be hard for audiences to identify with segments of the movie."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Apollo Guide
"One of the all-time great thrillers. It does not seem as far-fetched today as when it was originally released."
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
"What begins as a dark, uncompromising, character-driven thriller ends in histrionics."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"You simply haven't lived until you've seen the innocuous Good Year Blimp turned into an instrument of death."
‑ Christopher Null,
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