THE WEBER MOVIE COUNTDOWN

THE GOAL FOR 2018: 200 MOVIES WATCHED BY MIDNIGHT NEW YEAR'S EVE!  (AFTER TOPPING OUT AT 194 in 2017)

CAN HE DO IT?

​​THE WEBER MOVIE COUNTDOWN

THE KIDNAPPING OF THE PRESIDENT (1980)











#6 of this year's countdown is the totally obscure Canadian thriller The Kidnapping of the President (1980). President Hal Holbrook is visiting Toronto, where some international terrorists manage to handcuff the Prez to a mad bomber and then place him into an armored car wired with enough explosives to blow the chief executive all the way to Vancouver if their demands aren't met. William Shatner is the Secret Service agent in charge, Van Johnson is the semi-corrupt veep holding down the fort and Ava Gardner is the veep's power-mad wife. Add Canadian acting stalwarts Gary Reineke and Maury Chaykin and you have some pretty entertaining north of the border cheesy thrills. Nothing special but I was amused.

TLA one-word review: average