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Year
1964
Runtime
118 min.
Director
John Frankenheimer
Genres
Drama, Romance, Thriller
Rating *
7.9
Votes *
6,199
Checks
813
Favs
72
Dislikes
4
Favs/checks
8.9% (1:11)
Favs/dislikes
18:1
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  1. allisoncm's avatar

    allisoncm

    This movie airs on TCM in the USA from time to time. 7 years 6 months ago
  2. Jimbo Slice's avatar

    Jimbo Slice

    Good movie...seems odd that it doesn't show up on any lists at all. 8 years 7 months ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Seven Days in May proposes an attempted military coup in the United States of a decade or two in the future, but it's really the contemporary 60s but for a couple of TV-phones. For the audiences of the time, this political thriller might have its controversies. At the height of the Cold War, any given audience member might think the peace-making president is foolish and the general is right (especially with Burt Lancaster in the role). For a post-Nixon, indeed, post-Trump audience, there's no real dilemma for Kirk Douglas' whistle-blowing colonel, is there? The president is too heroic, too ethical, for his positions to warrant a coup. So it's really more about uncovering the conspiracy, then putting a stop to it even though the people loyal to the general have covered their tracks pretty well. Conspiracies currently being the most tired of tropes, I found my attention straying through the first two acts, but the third, especially that confrontation between the two leaders, almost saves the entire enterprise. Almost, but for me, not quite. 10 months 3 weeks ago
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