Black Sunday is the powerful story of a Black September terrorist group attempting to blow up a Goodyear blimp hovering over the Super Bowl stadium with 80,000 people and the president of the United States in attendance.
A psychotic sniper plans a massive killing spree in a Los Angeles football stadium during a major championship game. The police, led by Captain Peter Holly and SWAT commander Sergeant Button, learn of the plot and rush to the scene.Written by
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A marketing gimmick devised by Universal Pictures to promote the film, stated that patrons were not allowed to enter theaters showing the picture once the film's football game's "two-minute warning" had started. See more »
When Sgt. Button and Lieber pull down and arrest the spectator who is sitting on the platform underneath the lights, the spectator's hands are free when they pull him down into the seats. In the next shot, as the spectator lies on his stomach in between the seats, his arms are bound behind him by twist-tie handcuffs. In the next shot, his hands are free, and Lieber is putting the twist-tie handcuffs around the spectator's wrists. See more »
I was on the same plane as you. I couldn't help but notice how attractive you are. You know you have a very beautiful mouth?
Yeah, so do you, but it's big. You go away, lady, or I'll call a cop.
I am a cop.
Well, then kiss me, I'm crazy about cops.
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Originally with a straightforward plot about a homicidal sniper acting alone and a SWAT team hunting him down, the network-TV version adds 30 minutes of side story, making the sniper a hired hand for a band of robbers, acting as a cover-up for an art heist. This version was conceived during negotiations between Universal Pictures and NBC in 1978, because NBC refused to air a film centered around a homicidal sniper. This version is sometimes aired on broadcast TV in the USA. In this version, the copyright and legal information titles are left out! See more »
As a fan of suspense, I definitely have rated this film as a classic edge-of-your seat cliffhanger. It contained all of the elements of a real-life thriller. The actual mounting of the suspense itself up until the end is the most rewarding effect this film possesses. As frightening and terrifying as the climax was, it nevertheless demonstrated how the actions of one individual can cause a catastrophe to unfold.
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