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I watched some great cold war movies this weekend if anyone likes that type of thing:-

Bridge of Spies  (Colonel Abel & the Shooting down of the U2 with Gary Powers), starring Tom Hanks

The Russia House (Sean Connery Micheal Pfiefer)

The Fourth Protocol (Rogue KGB plan to detonate a nuclear bomb close to an RAF Base in England and blame the local USAF Unit for the accident (Micheal Caine & Piers Brosnan)

 

Thought they were worth a mention, highly enjoyable

 

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2 hours ago, GunnySonics said:

I watched some great cold war movies this weekend if anyone likes that type of thing:-

Bridge of Spies  (Colonel Abel & the Shooting down of the U2 with Gary Powers), starring Tom Hanks

The Russia House (Sean Connery Micheal Pfiefer)

The Fourth Protocol (Rogue KGB plan to detonate a nuclear bomb close to an RAF Base in England and blame the local USAF Unit for the accident (Micheal Caine & Piers Brosnan)

 

Thought they were worth a mention, highly enjoyable

 

The Fourth Protocol is a really scary movie because it could actually happen one day,  as it may be possible to gradually assemble a nuclear device in another country by bringing in a collection of parts over an extended period of time and then detonating the device when fully assembled. Frightening stuff and there is no way to predict where and when it will happen. 

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4 hours ago, guuruu said:

Dawn's Early Light 1990

 

"Mr President, we'll do better next time..."  great end scene when the E-4 turns just enough to allow Looking Glass to stop the war

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4 hours ago, daddyairplanes said:

"Mr President, we'll do better next time..."  great end scene when the E-4 turns just enough to allow Looking Glass to stop the war

One of my favorite movies of that era.  With lots of cool shots of my old workstation!  :cool:

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How exactly do you define it? As in "anything from 1948 to 1990-ish, about confrontation between the superpowers?"

 

If that's the case, I have to add

"Hell and High Water" (the Richard Widmark 1954 submarine one)

"Fail Safe", of course - both versions

 

there's one I have vague memories of, from my childhood in the 1960s -- it's about a Soviet invasion of Alaska using "captured" US aircraft, but I've never found out the name or plot line!

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I vaguely remember The Bedford Incident. Richard Widmark as a Captain again. "The Bedford will never fire one."

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The Sum of all Fears was fantastic, so real and plausible. 

 

QUESTION.

Did the Israeli's infact lose one of their A-4 Skyhawks which was carrying a Nuke. Maybee Nesher can answer that question. ???

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11 hours ago, daddyairplanes said:

i would have to say the book RM,  not so much the movie.......

Car bomb at the end was pretty good. License that and make anti-smoking ads.

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ok how about the mouse that roared, the green berrets, flight of the intruder, heartbreak ridge, and clear an present danger ?

CL

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because some things are just so.

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If you have a Prime Membership, a love for spies, some light pornography, easy to follow stories, and some violence. I'd recommend The American's series. Russian spies posing as Americans during the cold war.

As far as movies go.

I think you all covered the good ones. Bridge of Spies is in my collection and I love that movie. I'm going to watch it a bit later now that you all have me thinking about it. I loved that story and the ending.

Oh! Charlie Wilson's War ... that's a good one too.

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57 minutes ago, Skyviper said:

Oh! Charlie Wilson's War ... that's a good one too.

That's a good one. Hope there's more movies about the Soviet-Afghan War out there.

 

Has anyone said Strategic Air Command yet?

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35 minutes ago, Viggen said:

That's a good one. Hope there's more movies about the Soviet-Afghan War out there.

 

look for The Beast. from '88, about a Soviet tank crew cut off from the rest of their unit.

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There's a lot of good cold war movies, with actual soviet war machines... the problem is language, for obvious reasons these movies have never been dubbed or even subtitled.

Even more sadly, very few western cold war movies and the majority of them are not really watchable....

Vietnam air war movie... only Flight of the Intruder. Sub movie, Red October and K-13.  Perhaps The Hunters about Korean Air war... or the Brotherhood (?) about both sides of the Korean land war.  NOt much anything else.

I mean Im talking about actual war movies, not spy or political thrillers.

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Afghanistan war movies...

Hollywood style... Based upon real events (That means 20% reality... LOL)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgKEd3HRd3M

Retro style, 4 part series in one 3 hour movie.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szISsy_CF_I

Cold war Soviet Navy movies, with actual live firing and original warships and planes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HwNokvwYXM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-BbaejLFKc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjbVQ3z1RWQ

These are very famous, but Youtube has only fragments. Perhaps you can find them somewhere..

"Cлучай в квадрате 36-80"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Yip0rhN53k

"Одиночное плавание"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xkl1UecOnBk

 

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14 hours ago, Snailman said:

Afghanistan war movies...

Hollywood style... Based upon real events (That means 20% reality... LOL)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgKEd3HRd3M

Retro style, 4 part series in one 3 hour movie.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szISsy_CF_I

Cold war Soviet Navy movies, with actual live firing and original warships and planes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HwNokvwYXM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-BbaejLFKc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjbVQ3z1RWQ

These are very famous, but Youtube has only fragments. Perhaps you can find them somewhere..

"Cлучай в квадрате 36-80"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Yip0rhN53k

"Одиночное плавание"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xkl1UecOnBk

 

Some nice movies.

But finally the same "idea" as the western movies. "We are the good boys, they are the bad guys."

Same rubbish in west and east.

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