Black Sunday

Trivia: Director John Frankenheimer has a cameo as the television director in the Coliseum control room.

Deliberate mistake: After the chopper drags the blimp about a mile out to sea, Kabakov unhooks it, and the blimp's bomb explodes seconds after. Why would he unhook it that close to shore with the dirigible's engines still pushing it back toward land and all those people? He had no idea when the bomb would go off. The bomb's fuse was set by hand inside the gondola.

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Suggested correction: Kabakov might not have known the exact second the bomb was scheduled to go off, but because the helicopter had just dragged the blimp out of the stadium he knew the bomb was set to go off pretty soon. The bomber would not have set the bomb to go off much later, because the stadium could have been evacuated. The decision to get the blimp to a minimum safe distance and release was a good one. The bomb was going to off soon, or not at all, so the blimp flying back to land was not critical.

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