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WORLD WAR III (1982)










#115 is the 1982 TV movie World War III which sports some of the chintziest 80s TV movie dialogue ever spoken. David Soul is a colonel who never made general who gets his butt shipped to Alaska where no one in command seems to like him at all. Add the ludicrous casting of Cathy Lee Crosby as some sort of intelligence agent and you have a recipe for cream of mediocrity soup. Meanwhile Russian soldiers cross the border and try to seize the Alaskan Pipeline to trade custody f...or food (the Russians are starving). Our soap opera personnel are all that stands between the Russians controlling the pipeline, and there are some scenes where this ragtag bunch resembles Davy Crockett and his bunch at the Alamo. The really good stuff comes late when the U-S President Rock Hudson deals with Soviet leaders Brian Keith and Robert Prosky. This shoulda been cut down to 90 minutes or so and the early crap should have been junked. But this is why God made fast forward. Available via Warner Archive.

TLA one-word review: bland

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

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