David Soul in ‘The Fifth Missile’
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Summary: An American ballistic missile submarine’s crew goes slowly insane due to exposure to chemicals in paint onboard, and believes a missile test exercise is, in fact, nuclear war. It explores the inability of U.S. command structures to control and prevent rogue ballistic missile submarine officers from launching missiles. From 1986. Directed by Larry Peerce. Based on the novel The Gold Crew by Frank M. Robinson and Thomas N. Scortia. Cast, among others: Robert Conrad, Sam Waterston, David Soul.