Episode 137: Black Sunday
“Now – just blink for yes – or die for no.”
Over a 40-year career John Frankenheimer earned himself a reputation as one of Hollywood’s foremost directors of action and suspense films. Here we're joined by Nick Rehak to take a look at one of his less heralded films, Black Sunday (1977). While it may not have the prestige and plaudits of The Manchurian Candidate, Seven Days In May or Ronin, it does have an exploding helicopter (which elevates its status in our eyes).
Black Sunday (1977)
Director: John Frankenheimer
Cast: Robert Shaw, Steven Keats, Bruce Dern, Marthe Keller
Plot: Terrorists attempt to blow up a Goodyear blimp hovering over the Super Bowl stadium in an attempt to kill the American president and 80,000 spectators.