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Seven Days in May (1964)

118 min - Drama, Thriller - 12 February 1964
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It happens with startling swiftness and violence. An armed cadre seizes state control. Fortunately, a coup d'etat can't happen here. Or can it?A classic of suspense directed by John Frankenheimer, Seven Days in May tautly explores that possibility. At odds are a popular general and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman and an unpopular President with a pacifist agenda. At stake is the survival of the Republic. A vigilant colonel uncovers the scheme. But are the seven fateful days ahead enough time to derail a takeover? The clock is ticking.

Director:  John Frankenheimer
Stars:  Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Fredric March, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien, Martin Balsam, Andrew Duggan, Hugh Marlowe, Whit Bissell, Helen Kleeb, George Macready, Richard Anderson, Bart Burns, John Houseman, Malcolm Atterbury, Jack Mullaney, Robert Brubaker

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It happens with startling swiftness and violence. An armed cadre seizes state control. Fortunately, a coup d'etat can't happen here. Or can it?A classic of suspense directed by John Frankenheimer, Seven Days in May tautly explores that possibility. At odds are a popular general and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman and an unpopular President with a pacifist agenda. At stake is the survival of the Republic. A vigilant colonel uncovers the scheme. But are the seven fateful days ahead enough time to derail a takeover? The clock is ticking.



Tagline: The astounding story of an astounding military plot to take over the United States! The time is 1970 or 1980 or, possibly, tomorrow!

Genres: Drama, Thriller

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Language:  English
Release Date:  12 February 1964

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Runtime:  1 h 58 min

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