The Lost Missile

The Lost Missile

Director: William A. Berke Cast: Robert Loggia, Ellen Parker, Larry Kerr

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Overview

The Lost Missile

The final film of director William Berke (his son, Lester William Burke, took over shooting following his father's death during filming) , The Lost Missile is a very cleverly constructed low-budget sci-fi thriller with some fascinating twists. A rogue missile, apparently from outside our solar system, ends up plunging into the Earth's atmosphere -- driven by atomic power, it cruises at an altitude of five miles and a speed of 4,000 miles per hour, generating a temperature of one million degrees in its wake, in a field five miles across, destroying anything and anyone it passes over; most of the planes that try to shoot it down miss and are destroyed, and no missile within range can get near enough to damage it with conventional explosives. Starting from the Bering Strait, the rogue missile lays waste to ever more populated real estate as it heads in an arc that will carry it over Ottawa and then New York, 63 minutes away; what's more, if it isn't stopped, the missile will lay waste to the entire surface of the Earth in the weeks that ensue as it arcs across the skies. Only one missile, the Jove (obviously a stand-in for the real-life army ballistic missile the Jupiter-C), still in the experimental stage, may be able to intercept it, and it doesn't have a warhead. The only answer is a "baby warhead," using the plutonium trigger projected by the American booster fast enough and exploded close enough to destroy the rogue -- but can the hero (Robert Loggia) assemble and launch it in time?

Product Details

Release Date: 03/22/2011
UPC: 0827421031068
Original Release: 1958
Source: Cheezy Flicks Ent
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:12:00
Sales rank: 34,585

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert Loggia David Loring
Ellen Parker Joan Woods
Larry Kerr Gen. Barr
Phillip Pine Joe Freed
Marilee Earle Ella Freed
Kitty Kelly Ella's Mother
Selmar Jackson Secretary of State
Joe Hyams Young
Bill Bradley Bradley
Fred Engelberg TV Personality
Viola Harris Actor

Technical Credits
William A. Berke Director,Executive Producer
Jerome Bixby Screenwriter
Gerald Fried Score Composer
Jack R. Glass Special Effects
Lee Gordon Producer
John McPartland Screenwriter
Kenneth Peach Cinematographer
Ed Sutherland Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Lost Missile
2. The Designer
3. Jets on the Way
5. The Horror of It All
8. Dead City

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