With the help of international terrorists, angry Vietnam vet Lander plots to cause trouble at the Super Bowl by sending in a Goodyear Blimp armed with steel darts. An Israeli officer fights to prevent this violence.
A smart, tense thriller from director John Frankenheimer, Black Sunday succeeds on a technical level, even if it fails to bring its characters to vivid life.
Black Sunday may well make a bundle, thanks to the technical skill with which it manages its long-delayed payoff. But it is getting tiresome to be forced to admire, for want of anything else to do, the skill with which moviemakers jerk audiences around.