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Disaster at Silo 7 [VHS] (1988)

Ray Baker , Peter Boyle , Larry Elikann  |  PG |  VHS Tape
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Ray Baker, Peter Boyle, Patricia Charbonneau, Perry King, Michael O'Keefe
  • Directors: Larry Elikann
  • Format: NTSC
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Triboro Entertainmen
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 6302897254
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #809,751 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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5.0 out of 5 stars A TRUE STORY !!!! November 24, 2003
By AtomMan
Format:VHS Tape
This is a True Story of an actual disaster that might have been catastrophic !!! I worked with one of the people who was at this silo when the accident happened, and he told me that it was just like this movie portrayed. Bacially, While doing some routine maintenance on a nuclear missile ( Titan II ??? ), a worker accidentally drops a socket down from the top of the silo, and it then makes a small puncture in the missile's gas-based fuel tank below. When the silo's alarms start going off, they send in a team of Experts to try and repair the leak. They only have a small amount of time to repair the leak though, because if all the gas escapes, the missile colapses in the silo :-( Not to mention, the gas is explosive, and they CANNOT use any tool that will create a spark. I won't reveal the ending, but it's definately a good film.
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4.0 out of 5 stars How close were we to accidental detonation? June 2, 2001
Format:VHS Tape
Over-worked and under-paid is a fair description of the men and women of the Air Force who are charged with maintaining nuclear tipped ballistic missiles. The Titan missile was a liquid filled beast that demanded constant attention. One slip of the tool and the chain reaction began. Brave souls gave their lives to try and salvage the bird in silo 7. But, does anyone know that the warhead was blown out of the silo and landed in a nearby field? Are there others we don't know about? You will admire the bravery of the enlisted men, and you will be disgusted at how they were treated. The silent war continues to this day across the plains of Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming. The Minuteman III has solid rocket fuel and is far less vulnerable than the Titan; nonetheless, young men and women risk their lives regularly to keep these birds on alert. We should never forget the sacrifices of the silent heroes that maintain our fleet of nuclear missiles!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Important Correction February 1, 2003
Format:VHS Tape
The two previous reviews were sufficient to describe the film, but I felt it important to add that the events depicted took place in Arkansas. The Damascus Titan II site (launch site 374-7, one of 18 missiles in the Strategic Missile Wing at Little Rock Airforce Base)suffered an accident September 18, 1980. A worker dropped a large wrench socket down the silo which bounced up and punctured a fuel tank on the missile. The resulting explosion (some 8 hours later) killed one worker, knocked the door off the silo, and propelled the (live!) nuclear warhead 600 feet into the air before it fell to the ground nearby.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Movie !! January 17, 2011
By Rick M.
Format:VHS Tape|Verified Purchase
Love this movie ! Served on Titan II Launch Combat crew in Arizona (390th SMW, 570th SMS)before the event took place at another Titan Base years after I got out of the USAF. Movie was filmed at the Titan Missle Museum in Tucson, AZ where I had pulled an occasional alert in the '70s when it was an actual on-alert site (571-7).

Movie is pretty much factual except it was set at a fictional Titan II "base...wing....squadron" in Texas ...which didn't exist. Bases were in AZ, AR, KS, and test launch site(s) existed at Vandenberg AFB, CA.

Not having been in or at the actual event, the sequences were fairly good. Some thngs were 'off' due to the museum limitations.....buildings topside did not exist during the operational site days... etc.

The best Titan II movie ever made, too bad that it had to be about such a horrible event.....

An Ex Titan II BMAT, '71-75
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5.0 out of 5 stars Historical accuracy June 22, 2010
Format:VHS Tape
I was a Titan II combat crew member in Arkansas just before this accident occurred. The accuracy of the details of the site and the actions taken by the men and women reacting to the catstrophe was amazing. The only thing in the movie that wasn't accurate was the wooden building topside inside the perimeter fence. Operational Titan II sites did not have any buildings of any kind topside. However, since this movie was made at the Titan II museum Site in AZ, they couldn't very well take the building down. Other than this everything was as I remembered it and it sent chills up my spine and I cried tears of pride for the men that sacrificed to save the missile and its payload. The re-entry vehicle was found a quarter of a mile from the complex after having blown the 750 ton silo door off. They had always told us the warhead would not explode even if engulfed in flames or the missile exploded. They were right; sure was a hard way to find that out. I was stationed in Arkansas after completing Tech school in texas and Combat Crew trining at Vandenberg AFB, Ca. It was an interesting 6 years; a total of 488 days undergournd in northern Arkansas.
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