Twilight's Last Gleaming (Blu-ray) R

We have invaded Silo 3. We are prepared to launch nine nuclear missiles. We demand ten million dollars, Air Force One... and you, Mr President.
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  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 24 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: November 13, 2012
  • Originally Released: 1977
  • Label: Olive Films
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Aldrich Over Munich: a making-of documentary by Robert Fischer (2012)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Audio:
    • English

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 717
Aldrich's bleak political stance was bold, particularly up against the year's other big box office hits, STAR WARS, SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER and SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT.
Uncut
Jul 1, 2010
Rating: B -- Intelligent sociopolitical thriller that is effective despite being overlong, stiffly acted and executing a rather nutty plot. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Aug 10, 2009
Twilight's Last Gleaming is above all a suspense film and the music is what keeps us in its grip - the music and Robert Aldrich's professionalism. Full Review
Los Angeles Free Press
Oct 25, 2019
[A] tight, effective thriller about a disillusioned general who takes over a missile silo in Montana, placing nine nuclear warheads under his control.
New York Times
Nov 23, 2012
Nothing happens. Full Review
Gannett News Service
Oct 29, 2019
Rating: 3.5/5 -- It's easier to admire Twilight for its intent and its astonishing cast than for what it actually achieves. Full Review
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Jun 4, 2008
Rating: 3/5 -- This film isn't very high on realism, but it's exciting. Full Review
Goatdog's Movies
Dec 6, 2004

Product Description:

When American air force general Lawrence Dell (Burt Lancaster) is framed for a crime he didn't commit and sent to prison, he vows vengeance against those who put him there--including the president (Charles Durning). After staging a daring breakout with fellow inmates Powell (Paul Winfield) and Garvas (Burt Young), Dell commandeers a Montana missile silo and threatens to start World War III if the government doesn't divulge the sordid reasoning behind its Vietnam War policy.

Along with other late-20th-century political thrillers such as SILKWOOD, MIRACLE MILE, and THE CHINA SYNDROME, TWILIGHT'S LAST GLEAMING draws heavily and effectively on the fear of human annihilation by means of nuclear holocaust. Convincing sets and special effects aid director Robert Aldrich's creation of a believable crisis situation. Lancaster cements the film's terrifying fusion of realism and nightmarish suspense with his performance as the frenzied malcontent with his finger on the button.

Plot Synopsis:

A former Army general and two convicts take over a missile silo and blackmail the United States government.

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