A woman refuses to testify before a congressional committee on subversives - later she learns the lead senator may be involved in smuggling war criminals into the country, but who will believe her?
George Clooney and Noah Wyle head an all-star cast in this tense and powerful Cold War thriller performed live on network TV (CBS). An electrical malfunction prevents the Pentagon from stopping a pilot (Clooney) whose jet has been mistakenly ordered to drop nuclear bombs on Russia. Facing world nuclear annihilation the American President (Richard Dreyfus) must choose between an all-out war or the planned nuclear bombing of New York City as compensation.
TRUMBO focuses on the writer's own indelible words, the film features performances of some of his extraordinary letters, clips from his films and, archival and contemporary interviews with those who knew him best. Forced to write underground, letter writing became the chief repository of Trumbo's extraordinary talents and they serve as a wonderfully entertaining testament to his boundless intellect, acerbic humor, and staggering resilience.
A Mexican village hires gunmen to defend them from a gang of bandits. Terrific American version of "The Seven Samurai"!
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After failing to cooperate with the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947, screenwriter Dalton Trumbo was blacklisted in Hollywood.
A feature-film adaptation of Christopher Trumbo's play about his father, the writer Dalton Trumbo, "Trumbo" documents the rise of Dalton's career in Hollywood, and his subsequent public humiliation from being among the "Hollywood Ten" blacklisted by the House Un-American Activities Committee in the 1940s for communist associations. Exiled and penniless, Dalton wrote under various pseudonyms, even winning two Academy Awards. Viewed by many as a moral and just man, Dalton stood for the American value and right of freedom of expression.
Trumbo documents the rise of Dalton Trumbo's career in Hollywood, and his subsequent public humiliation from being among the "Hollywood Ten" blacklisted by the House Un-American Activities Committee in the 1940s for communist associations. Exiled and penniless, Dalton wrote under various pseudonyms, even winning two Academy Awards.
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