Watching "Ice Station Zebra" got me rememorizing......

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  1. DScottHewitt

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    WHAT was this movie?!?!?


    I think it was like an Alaska National Guard unit was on maneuvers near the pipeline. The Russians landed and tried to take control or destroy the pipeline or something. The leader of the U.S. soldiers was like "We only have 200 rounds and there are 20 Russians. What do we do?" I remember thinking "Shoot each one ten times?"

    But, for the life of me I can't remember what the movie was called. The U.S. leader had like blond hair, IIRC.
     
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    YES!!!!! That's the one. David Soul was the U.S. officer.


    I didn't wanna say the U.S. officer had blond hair and piercing blue eyes, 'cause that might have sounded too teh ghey.

    I was like 15, and remember thinking "You dumbarse. Flip the fun switch back to the slow lane and shoot each one ten times." I don't know why Hollywood has to think every weapon capable of full auto has to be fired full auto every time it is used.

    I was on the verge of one of my headaches straining for the name. You're a lifesaver. And not like just a round, delicious fruit candy.

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    It was pretty good, other than the "We only have 200 rounds and their are 20 of them" thing. 20 rounds for 200 sucks. 200 rounds for 20, you can turn 180 back in at the armory when the drill is over.....

    The U.S. does like a grain embargo against the Russians, so the Russians send commandos to destroy the Alaska Pipeline and cripple the U.S. economy.




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    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084919/

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_III_(TV_miniseries)
     
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    The Russian Officer in charge of the ground troops was 'conflicted' IIRC, and that is what lent a bit of a different air to the show (that interaction between Soul, the US officer, and the Russian).

    jmho
     
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    Yeah. I kinda remember the Russian officer was not 100% dedicated to the mission, as far as agreeing with it. But he had a job to do and orders to follow. Of course, it's been close to 30 years.....
     
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    I think you are talking about 2 different movies.

    Ice Station Zebra was based on a book by Alister McLean. It starred Patrick McGoohan as a Brit MI-6 agent (ala' James Bond) and had Jim Brown in it as a USMC officer. Ernest Borgnine was the Russian spy bad guy. We are talking 1960's era here. This is back when spy satellites used actual film, that they would spit out in a re-entry pod. Said pod would open a parachute, and then be snatched up in mid-air by a C-119 cargo plane. The plot of the book/movie was that such a US satelite malfs, and photographs all the military targets on the entire planet, both US, USSR, and everyone else. When it ejects the film pod, it malfs and comes down on the Artic ocean, near a US Weather base. It is then a race between a US Nuclear sub, captained by Rock Hudson (in between shagging his boyfriends, I guess) and Russian paratroopers to get to the station first and secure the pod. Not a bad movie for it's day.

    The other movie with David Soul was much later; 1980's or so. I vaguely remember it. As I recall, they set up a bunch of oil pipes in a herring-bone configuration, one M-16 per pipe. Everybody gets something like 10 rounds and has orders to stay on semi-auto, and ONLY shoot when they can see a valid target in front of THEIR pipe. Their entire front is covered by at least two "pipe views". Even though they are NGs up against Spetznaz, they kick *****.
     
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    Watching "Ice Station Zebra" last night reminded me of the other movie.....
     
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    IIRC, Rock Hudson played the POTUS in World War III.

    ETA: I just clicked the IMDB link and confirmed that Rock Hudson was the POTUS in WWIII, that might be the cause of some confusion.

    Katherine Helmond was in it too. She was my first MILF crush. .
     
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    NO confusion.


    I watched movie "A".

    It made me remember seeing movie "B".
     
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    I spoke of confusion. I didn't say that you were confused. I thought the other guy might have assumed that you were because Rock was in both movies.
     
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    I watched "Zebra" the other night too. What did McGoohan say to the Russian as he walked by as the movie ended?
     
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    Unfortunately, Ice Station Zebra wasn't much like the book. However I wish I'd Tivoed it.

    I did get Where Eagles Dare. (Big Alistair MacLean fan, except for his last few books which sucked while he was getting drunk a lot....)