Tag: the Pentagon

February 6, 2013 Rhonda
Under Siege(1992)

It is hard to believe that it has been over two decades since this action thriller came out. Adventure on the high seas with a post-modern twist filled with so many guns and explosions, it is hard to tell exactly whom to root for, or why the bad guys are doing what they are doing. The advertisement teased us with “In 1992 a battleship’s been sabotaged by nuclear pirates out to steal its warheads. Now, surrounded by terrorists, a lone man stands with a deadly plan of attack.” What those execs on Madison Avenue did not tell us was that this battleship was The Battleship! This takes place on the Missouri, on her final voyage before decommission. Right after Bush……

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April 3, 2012 Rhonda
The Hunt for Red October: Invisible. Silent. Stolen.

This early 90s picture was made during the waning days of the Cold War, but it is set in a time when we were still on high alert. In 1984, the Soviet Union was still very strong, and nuclear subs on both sides of the world had to power to level cities. This is based on one of the very successful books in the Tom Clancy Jack Ryan series. In this story, Jack (Alec Baldwin) is working for the CIA as a consultant as his wife (Gates McFadden) works through her residency in London. At this time, a new wold has been put to sea out of Polijarny Inlet, and she is the Red October. Her captain is Marko Ramius……

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