An accidental nerve gas leak by the military kills not only a rancher's livestock, but also his son. When he tries to hold the military accountable for their actions, he runs up against a wall of silence. | »
The second of actor George C. Scott's rare directorial efforts (his first being the 1970 television film The Andersonville Trial), this drama, produced at the height of the Vietnam War, was critical of the military's weapons testing. Scott stars as Dan Logan, a single father living with his teenage son Chris (Nicolas Beauvy) in Wyoming. On a camping trip, the Logans are sprayed with an experimental chemical by an Army helicopter. The biological weapon kills every animal in sight and puts Chris into a coma. Seeking medical attention, Dan is instead used as a guinea pig by an Army doctor, Major Holliford (Martin Sh...
een), who wants to observe the effects of the chemical agent on him. Separated from Chris, Dan realizes that his son has died and escapes from the facility where he's been held. Purchasing some dynamite, the dying father goes on a campaign of bitter, bloody revenge against the Army and lab that made the dangerous substance.
Een ongeluk met zenuwgas bij het leger zorgt ervoor dat zowel het zoontje als het vee van de vredelievende boer Dan Logan om het leven komt. Wanneer hij de verantwoordelijken aansprakelijk wil stellen blijkt dat iedereen de zaak het liefst in de doofpot ziet verschijnen. De boer besluit het recht in eigen hand te nemen.
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With four Grammy Awards, a Cable Ace Award, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame it's mind boggling to think that the legendary Lalo Schifrin is still without an Oscar, despite being nominated six times. And the 80 year old hasn't slowed down for a moment, with a catalog so vast there is plenty for the devoted cinephile to explore and discover. And a holiday season treat is just around the corner. Aleph Records has put together a 4 CD box set that covers Schifrin's entire career, putting together tracklist of selected film work, as well as various jazz and classical pieces. Of note to film buffs will be prevoiusly unreleased pieces from Schifrin's work on the Don Siegel films " Charley Varrick " (an undersung little '70s gem), " The Beguiled " and " Coogan's Bluff " in addition to tracks from George C. Scott 's " Rage " and John Sturges ' "Joe Kidd." Of course,
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