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 ...
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Overview

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.
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This slick yet brutal thriller has aged surprisingly well. Black Sunday remains fresh today because it plausibly presents a world where the difference between heroes and villains is minimal; although Kabokov is the story's nominal good guy, he is cold, obsessive and every bit as capable of amoral behavior as his terrorist prey. Robert Shaw appropriately gives the character a reserved, icy facade that periodically slips to let out a bit of humor, regret, or rage. Black Sunday is even more daring in the way it dimensionalizes its antagonists; although Dahlia and Lander set out to commit mass murder, they are painted as misguided souls pushed to the brink by a cruel, unsympathetic world. Marthe Keller and Bruce Dern bring out the wounded humanity lurking beneath these characters' brutal exteriors; Keller is believably steely as a woman who coolly and calculatingly navigates her way through a man's world, and Dern throws out all the stops, creating a character who can shift from amusingly batty to terrifying to pitiful in the same moment. Black Sunday further benefits from a smart script that uses the grim psychology of these characters to flesh out its oft-fantastic plot and tight direction from paranoiac-thriller mastermind John Frankenheimer. His trademark combination of dark humor and gritty action shines in the film's set pieces, especially during a brutal shoot-out on the streets of Miami Beach and the epic Super Bowl finale, which is disturbingly credible despite its disaster-movie conceit. All these elements add up to a thriller that remains quite potent, thanks to its unusual but effective mix of anti-political cynicism and stylish thrills.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/1/2013
  • UPC: 883929303908
  • Original Release: 1977
  • Source: Paramount Catalog
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 9,908

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert Shaw Kabakov
Bruce Dern Lander
Marthe Keller Dahlia
Fritz Weaver Corley
Steven Keats Moshevsky
Bekim Fehmiu Fasil
Michael Vincente Gazzo Muzi
William Daniels Pugh
Walter Gotell Col. Riaf
Victor Campos Nageeb
Walter Brooke Fowler
James Jeter Watchman
Clyde Kusatsu Freighter Captain
Tom McFadden Farley
Robert Patten Vickers
Than Wyenn Israeli Ambassadoe
Joseph Robbie Himself
Robert Wussler Himself
Pat Summerall Himself
Tom Brookshier Themselves
Tom Brookens
Hunter Von Leer T.V. Cameraman
Frank Logan Lansing
Kristy McNichol
Kim Nicholas Girl Hostage
Jack Rader Pearson
Technical Credits
John Frankenheimer Director
John A. Alonzo Cinematographer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Outstanding Thriller

    Black Sunday is another intelligent thriller directed by the great John Frankenheimer. No director could put tension and suspense into a scene quite like Frankenheimer. The film was also produced by Bob Evans who was on a winning streak with Chinatown, Black Sunday and Marathon Man. The fanatastic plot is made real by the outstanding cast, lead by Robert Shaw, Fritz Weaver and Bruce Dern. Highly recommended. A great movie to watch a couple of weeks before the Super Bowl, or anytime.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2003

    SOLID SUSPENSE

    A whirlwind 2 1/2 hours, BLACK SUNDAY is beyond formula. It is an intense, solid drama that holds you at every turn. Bolstered by first rate acting, veteran director John Frankenheimer gives this stout thriller an epic look. Get this to DVD by Super Bowl XXXIX.

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