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Evening in Byzantium 

Terrorists invade the Cannes Film Festival.
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Series cast summary:
Glenn Ford ...  Jesse Craig 2 episodes, 1978
Eddie Albert ...  Brian Murphy 2 episodes, 1978
Vince Edwards ...  Bret Easton 2 episodes, 1978
Patrick Macnee ...  Ian Waldeigh 2 episodes, 1978
Gregory Sierra ...  Fabricio 2 episodes, 1978
Harry Guardino ...  Jerry Olson 2 episodes, 1978
Simon Oakland ...  Walter Klein 2 episodes, 1978
Michael Cole ...  Danny 2 episodes, 1978
Gloria DeHaven ...  Sonia Murphy 2 episodes, 1978
Marcel Hillaire ...  Inspector Le Dioux 2 episodes, 1978
Len Birman ...  Leonardo 2 episodes, 1978
George Lazenby ...  Roger Tory 2 episodes, 1978
Erin Gray ...  Gail McKinnon 2 episodes, 1978
Shirley Jones ...  Constance Dobson 2 episodes, 1978
Christian Marquand ...  Inspector DuBois 2 episodes, 1978
Lee Bergere ...  Monsieur Carroll 2 episodes, 1978
James Booth ...  Jack Conrad 2 episodes, 1978
Cynthia Ford Cynthia Ford ...  Penny Craig 2 episodes, 1978
Anthony Costello ...  John Macklin 2 episodes, 1978
William Dozier ...  William Bast 2 episodes, 1978
Nick Dyrenforth Nick Dyrenforth ...  Senator Kennedy 2 episodes, 1978
George Skaff George Skaff ...  Moustapha Kamel 2 episodes, 1978
Sid Haig ...  Asted 2 episodes, 1978
Ben Frommer Ben Frommer ...  Sine 2 episodes, 1978
Chris Winfield Chris Winfield ...  Michael Ruddy 2 episodes, 1978
Carol Baxter ...  Sybil 2 episodes, 1978
Edward James Olmos ...  Angelo 2 episodes, 1978
Byron Morrow ...  Judge 2 episodes, 1978
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Vicious terrorists invade the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, and demand that French officials release their friends from a Paris prison. Ironically, this attack comes as Hollywood producer Jesse Craig plans a film about a terrorist invasion. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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Terrorists take over Cannes Film Festival

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 August 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Crepúsculo en Bizancio See more »

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Mono

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.33 : 1
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Strangely Prescient with Very Strange Casting
31 August 2006 | by kevink-22See all my reviews

The plot premise of Evening in Byzantium really impressed me at the time as being a semi-plausible way that terrorists might be able to attack the US, and even before 9/11 I would sometimes think of it whenever the government proposed spending billions of dollars on missile defense systems that were supposed to protect us from "rogue states".

But the other thing about it that struck me and stayed with me over the years was how strange the casting was. Glen Ford as a scriptwriter wasn't too hard to accept because he becomes an aging action hero as the plot develops. But Eddie Albert was an odd choice in such a serious role, and Shirley Jones (Mrs. Partridge, for heaven's sake!) as a junkie was just bizarre.


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