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Black Sunday

Year:
Duration:
143 min
Genres:
Action | Drama | Thriller
IMDB rate:
6.8
Director:
John Frankenheimer
Awards:
2 nominations
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 1977-03-11
Filming Locations: Carson, California, USA
Earnings
Gross: $15,769,322 (USA) Copyright Holder copyright © 1976 Gelderse Maatschappij N.V. (on print)
Cast
Actor
Character
Robert Shaw
Kabakov
Bruce Dern
Lander
Marthe Keller
Dahlia
Fritz Weaver
Corley
Steven Keats
Moshevsky
Bekim Fehmiu
Fasil
Michael V. Gazzo
Muzi
William Daniels
Pugh
Walter Gotell
Colonel Riat
Victor Campos
Nageeb
Joseph Robbie
Joseph Robbie
Robert J. Wussler
Robert Wussler (as Robert Wussler)
Pat Summerall
Pat Summerall
Tom Brookshier
Tom Brookshier
Walter Brooke
Fowler
James Jeter
Watchman
Clyde Kusatsu
Freighter Captain
Tom McFadden
Farley
Robert Patten
Vickers
Than Wyenn
Israeli Ambassador
Jack Rader
Pearson
Nick Nickolary
Simmons (as Nick Nicolary)
Michael Joseph Reynolds
Jackson
Hunter von Leer
T.V. Cameraman
Sarah Fankboner
V.A. Receptionist
Kathy Thornton
Head Nurse
Frank Logan
Lansing
Frank Man
Desk Clerk - Miami
Kenneth I. Harms
S.W.A.T. Captain
Kim Nicholas
Girl Hostage
Kristy McNichol
(scenes deleted)
Sherman 'Big Train' Bergman
Football Fan (uncredited)
Terry Bradshaw
Himself (uncredited)
Ian Bulloch
Secret Service Agent (uncredited)
Paul Fahrenkopf
Spectator (uncredited)
John Frankenheimer
TV Director (uncredited)
George Golden
Man in Waiting Room (uncredited)
Robert Ito
Japanese Man (uncredited)
Jay W. Jensen
Football Fan (uncredited)
D'Janine King-Lasky
Spectator (uncredited)
January L'Angelle
Young Football Fan (uncredited)
Joseph Oliveira
Spectator (uncredited)
Jim Robertson
Football Stadium Fan (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey
White-haired Man in Lobby (uncredited)
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Trivia
The movie's source novel was inspired from the murder of Israeli athletes by Palestinian terrorists at the 1972 Munich Summer Olympics Games as co-ordinated by the Black September organization. The title "Black Sunday" references "Black September". Harris wrote the novel after seeing the hostage crisis on television. These real-life events became the subject of the Academy Award (Oscar) Winning documentary One Day in September (1999).
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In the book Black Sunday the attack was set to take place at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans during a Super Bowl between the Washington Redskins and Miami Dolphins.
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Lynn Swann's (Super Bowl MVP) touchdown can be seen from behind the end zone in one of the scenes.
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Goofs
Two Goodyear blimps were used for the suspenseful conclusion. The base scenes where shot in Carson, CA using the Columbia. The Super Bowl scenes were shot in Miami, FL using the Mayflower being a much smaller blimp than Columbia. So the blimp shrinks, gets big again and then shrinks again in size.
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When Kabakov is first seen in the hospital, he is unshaven. Moshevsky leaves to make a phone call, and is killed. A short time later, when Kabakov is informed that his friend was killed, he is now clean-shaven.
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The president shown attending Super Bowl X was Pres. Jimmy Carter. Super Bowl X was held in January 1976. Pres. Carter was elected in November 1976 and took office in January 1977. Pres. Ford was in office during Super Bowl X.
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Quotes
Robert Moshevsky: My mother once said "Anyone who has a nervous breakdown has got to have something wrong with them".
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FBI Agent Sam Corley: The President isn't persuaded that attending the Super Bowl will pose a threat to his life. I suppose it's the more important threat on his mind; he's slipping in the polls! Eighty-two thousand, five hundred twenty-eight, to be exact!
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Captain Michael J. Lander: [after detonating the test bomb in an aircraft hanger
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Photos from cast
Bert Madrid