From the author of The Silence of the Lambs and Red Dragon (Manhunter) came a terrifying vision of the ultimate terrorist act. Based on Thomas Harris’s first novel, the only one that did not feature Hannibal Lector, director John Frankenheimer (The Manchurian Candidate, Ronin) created this taut, chillingly prescient action suspense thriller some 24 years before the events of 9/11. Michael Lander (Bruce Dern Coming Home, Silent Running) is a crazed Vietnam vet explosives expert whose regular job involves piloting television blimps over stadiums for sporting events. He has been approached by a beautiful female operative (Marthe Keller, Marathon Man) from the terrorist cell Black September, to plot the most horrible mass murder imaginable: explode the Goodyear blimp at the Super Bowl on the 50-yard line. Hot on their trail is a cold-blooded Mossad agent (Robert Shaw, Jaws, The Taking of Pelham 1,2,3) who will do whatever it takes, regardless of international law, to learn what they plan and stop them.
With a twisted sense of judgment, we have decided to screen this action packed masterpiece a few days before the 2013 Super Bowl as a sort of pre-Super Bowl cinema party…complete with the requisite Super Bowl snack potluck (bring your “A” game and impress us).