Twilight's Last Gleaming

Twilight's Last Gleaming

Director: Robert Aldrich

Cast: Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark, Charles Durning

     
 

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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.

Overview

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 (Paul Winfield, Burt Young, and William Smith), 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.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/13/2012
UPC:
0887090029100
Original Release:
1977
Rating:
R
Source:
Olive Films
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
2:24:00
Sales rank:
13,697

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Burt Lancaster Lawrence Dell
Richard Widmark Gen. Martin MacKenzie
Charles Durning President David Stevens
Melvyn Douglas Guthrie
Paul Winfield Powell
Burt Young Garvas
Joseph Cotten Renfrew
Roscoe Lee Browne Forrest
Charles Aidman Col. Bernstein
Leif Erickson CIA Director
William Smith Hoxey
Bill Walker Willard
David Baxt Sgt. Willard
Glenn Beck Lieutenant
Ed Bishop Maj. Fox
Phil Brown Rev. Cartwright
Gary Cockrell Capt. Jackson
Don Fellows Gen. Stonesifer
Roy E. Glenn White House Servant
Garick Hagon Driver Alfie
David Healy Maj. Winters
Thomasine Heiner Nurse Edith
William Hootkins Sgt. Fitzpatrick
Ray Jewers Sgt. Domino
Bill Marshall Attorney Gen. William Klinger
Alan Moore Actor
Lionel Murton Col. Horne
Robert O'Neil Briefing Officer
John Ratzenberger Sgt. Kopecki
Shane Rimmer Col. Franklin
Robert Sherman Maj. Le Beau
Weston Gavin Lt. Wilson
Ronald Lee Sgt. Rappaport
Robert MacLeod State Trooper Chambers
Richard Jaeckel Capt. Stanford Towne
Charles McGraw Gen. Peter Crane
Vera Miles Victoria Stevens
Gerald O'Loughlin Brig. Gen. Michael O'Rourke
Morgan Paull 1st Lt. Louis Cannellis
Simon Scott Phil Spencer
Richard Ridmark Actor

Technical Credits
Robert Aldrich Director
Werner Achmann Art Director
Merv Adelson Producer
Ronald M. Cohen Screenwriter
Thomas Dawson Costumes/Costume Designer
Wolfgang Glattes Asst. Director
Jerry Goldsmith Score Composer
Robert B. Hauser Cinematographer
Edward Huebach Screenwriter
Helmut Jedele Executive Producer
Michael Luciano Editor
Henry Millar Special Effects
Willy Neuner Special Effects
Billy Preston Songwriter
Irving Rosenblum Editor
John K. Wilkinson Sound/Sound Designer
Maury Winetrobe Editor
Rolf Zehetbauer Production Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Twilight's Last Gleaming
1. Chapter 1 [:12]
1. Opening [9:44]
2. The Takeover [24:11]
3. Peculiar Situation [14:50]
4. Call the President [23:11]
5. Operation Gold [22:03]
6. Top Secrets [12:45]
7. Executive Decision [4:53]
8. The Exchange [13:55]

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