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Overview

The second of actor George C. Scott's rare directorial efforts (his first being the 1970 television film The Andersonville Trial), this drama, produced at the height of the Vietnam War, was critical of the military's weapons testing. Scott stars as Dan Logan, a single father living with his teenage son Chris (Nicolas Beauvy) in Wyoming. On a camping trip, the Logans are sprayed with an experimental chemical by an Army helicopter. The biological weapon kills every animal in sight and puts Chris into a coma. Seeking medical attention, Dan is instead used as a guinea pig by an Army doctor, Major Holliford (Martin Sheen), who wants to observe the effects of the chemical agent on him. Separated from Chris, Dan realizes that his son has died and escapes from the facility where he's been held. Purchasing some dynamite, the dying father goes on a campaign of bitter, bloody revenge against the Army and lab that made the dangerous substance.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/23/2009
UPC: 0883316127162
Original Release: 1972
Rating: PG
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:39:00
Sales rank: 14,592

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
George C. Scott Dan Logan
Richard Basehart Dr. Caldwell
Martin Sheen Maj. Holliford
Barnard Hughes Dr. Spencer
Nicolas Beauvy Chris Logan
Paul Stevens Col. Franklin
Anna Aries Actor
John Dierkes Bill Parker
Lou Frizzell Spike Boynton
Dabbs Greer Dr. Thompson
Bette Henritze Sarah Parker
Ed Lauter Orderly Simpson
Terry Wilson Truck Driver
Fielding Greaves Dr. Steenrod
Stephen Young Maj. Reintz
Kenneth Tobey Col. Nickerson
Robert Walden Dr. Janeway
William Jordan Maj. Cooper

Technical Credits
George C. Scott Director
Del Acevedo Makeup
Donald D. Dawson Costumes/Costume Designer
Philip Friedman Screenwriter
Leon Fromkess Producer
J. Ronald Getty Executive Producer
Michael Kahn Editor
Dan Kleinman Screenwriter
Fred Koenekamp Cinematographer
Joe Lombardi Special Effects
Paul Lombardi Special Effects
Dennis L. Maitland Sound/Sound Designer
Leonard A. Mazzola Set Decoration/Design
Lalo Schifrin Score Composer
Peter R. Scoppa Asst. Director
F. Paul Sylos Art Director
Frank Sylos Art Director
Dick Weaver Sound/Sound Designer
Fred Weintraub Producer

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