Wednesday, December 16, 2009

World War III - The 1982 TV Mini-Series

Not sure how many people remember this. Back in 1982, at the height of the Cold War, a TV mini-series was aired about a platoon of National Guard soldiers who happen to bump into an infiltrating unit of Soviet pathfinders working to disrupt the Alaskan pipeline. Cut off from the rest of the world due to severe weather, the two forces battle it out. One of the most memorable scenes is the US platoon laying in the spare pipes at a pumping station to set up a jigsaw wall of bullets to stop the Russians. You can occasionally find a VHS copy on Ebay. Rock Hudson plays the President of the United States.

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