( Dwight D. Eisenhower ) “Every GUN that is Made! Every WARSHIP Launched! Every ROCKET! Fired signifies in the Final SENSE ? Is a (Thief ) from Those Who “Hunger and Are NOT Fed ! Those Who are COLD and are NOT Clothed. This World in Arms is NOT spending money Alone. It is Spending the Sweat of its Laborers, the Genius of its Scientists, the HOPE’s of its Children. This is Not a Way of Life at ALL in any true sense. Under the Clouds of WAR, it is Humanity Hanging on a CROSS of IRON ( Dwight D. Eisenhower )
Ex POW Vietnam Vet USAF general Takes over a Titan ICBM complex too expose the PENTAGONs Criminal Activity's which COST the Lives of 58,000 Americans Soldiers & Airmen as well as the Ten of MILLIONS of South East Asians who Where Murdered by the US/NATO Governments and threatens to provoke World War 3 unless the President reveals details of a secret meeting held just after the start of the Vietnam War
We, the U.S. have lost over 158,000 American lives to the Vietnam war and that count is still rising. Approx 58,000 in Vietnam. 100,000 or more to suicide and most of those occurred after the men came home. This accurate accounting gives us persepective on the cost of current and future wars.
Soured on America by his experiences as a POW in Vietnam, General Lawrence Dell (Burt Lancaster) hopes that his government will someday tell the truth about the Southeast Asian debacle, thereby allowing his country to embark upon a healing process. Regarded as a dangerous embarrassment by the higher-ups, Dell is framed on a manslaughter charge and sent to prison. Escaping with three hardened convicts , Dell takes over an SAC base, threatening to launch nine Titan missiles if his demands that top-secret Vietnam files be made public are not met. Thus, the fate of the world rests in the hands of the mentally unbalanced Dell, his former superior General MacKenzie (Richard Widmark), and U.S. president David Stevens (Charles Durning). For this picture, Edward Huebach and Ronald M. Cohen adapted Walter Wager's novel Viper Three.
Twilight's Last Gleaming is a 1977 film directed by Robert Aldrich, starring Burt Lancaster and Richard Widmark.
The film was a West German/US co-production, shot mainly at the Bavaria studios.
Loosely based on a 1971 novel, Viper Three by Walter Wager.
A split screen technique is used at several points in the movie to give the audience insight into the simultaneously occurring strands of the storyline. The film's title, which functions on several levels, is taken from The Star-Spangled Banner, the national anthem of the United States of America:
O say, can you see, by the dawn's early light / what so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming.
Also Staring "Paul Edward Winfield" other movies he played in , (The Terminator ) ( Damnation Alley ) & ( Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan )
Well known for playing mail carrier Cliff Clavin on the sitcom Cheers ( John Ratzenberger ) Plays a role as a USAF Sgt. Kopecki ( Suit Case Nuclear Weapons Specialist or Special Atomic Demolition Munition (SADM) Specialist'
And the Unforgettable ( Burt Young ) who played in the movies ROCKY and CONVOY & Back To School .