An extremely rare thriller with an explosive cast by the director of In fourth gear
Sunday, November 16, 1981 promises to be a quiet day for David Stevens. The President of the United States is unaware that at the same time prison escapees are infiltrating a military base in Montana, in order to take control of nine nuclear missiles. Their leader: Lawrence Dell, a former US Air Force general convicted of murder. Successfully introduced into silo 3, Dell contacts the general staff and imposes its conditions…
The Magnificent Three Ultimatum is Robert Aldrich's last great film. With the force of raw provocation which characterizes him, the director of In fourth gear paints a black picture of the political cogs and describes a world on the verge of implosion. Virtuoso and carried by a cast of sacred monsters: Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark, Melvyn Douglas or even Joseph Cotten, The Ultimatum of the Three Mercenaries is a rare and spectacular thriller!
THE ULTIMATUM OF THE THREE MERCENARIES (1977 – Colors – 140 mins)
SUPPLEMENTS * ALDRICH ATTACKS MUNICH: THE FILMING OF "THE ULTIMATUM OF THE THREE MERCENARIES" a film by Robert Fischer (2012 – Colors – 66 mins) Back on the set of the film, with testimonials from Adell Aldrich (daughter of the filmmaker), Alain Silver (co-author of What Ever Happened to Robert Aldrich?: His Life and His Films ) and many technicians and actors.