maandag 8 november 2010

Countdown to Looking Glass (1984)

Countdown to Looking Glass is a Canadian made-for-television movie that premiered in the United States on HBO on 14 October 1984 and was also broadcast on CTV in Canada. The movie presents a fictional confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union over the Strait of Hormuz, the gateway to the Persian Gulf. The narrative of the film details the events that lead up to the initial exchange of nuclear weapons from the perspective of an on-going news broadcast.

The film stars Patrick Watson, Scott Glenn and Helen Shaver as three of the newscasters. The film also features real-life newscasters Eric Sevareid and Nancy Dickerson as themselves. Also appearing as themselves are former United States Senator Eugene McCarthy and then-United States Representative Newt Gingrich.

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