Twilight's Last Gleaming

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Twilight's Last Gleaming ★★½ 1977 (R)

A maverick general takes a SAC missile base hostage, threatening to start WWIII if the U.S. government doesn't confess to its Vietnam policies and crimes. Gripping film, with good performances. Based on a novel by Walter Wager, “Viper Three.” 144m/C VHS . Burt Lancaster, Charles Durning, Richard Widmark, Melvyn Douglas, Joseph Cotten, Paul Winfield, Burt Young, Roscoe Lee Browne, Richard Jaeckel, William Marshall, Vera Miles, Leif Erickson, Charles McGraw, William (Bill) Smith, John Ratzenberger; D: Robert Aldrich; W: Ronald M. Cohen; C: Robert B. Hauser; M: Jerry Goldsmith.