The Fifth Missile

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The Fifth Missile is a 1986 television movie starring Robert Conrad, Sam Waterston and David Soul about an American ballistic missile submarine, based on the novel The Gold Crew by Frank M. Robinson and Thomas N. Scortia. With the exception of Cmdr. read more

The Fifth Missile is a 1986 television movie starring Robert Conrad, Sam Waterston and David Soul about an American ballistic missile submarine, based on the novel The Gold Crew by Frank M. Robinson and Thomas N. Scortia. With the exception of Cmdr. Van Meer, the ship's crew goes slowly insane due to exposure to paint chemicals 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 submarine officers from launching ballistic missiles.

Original Release

02/23/1986

US Release

02/23/1986

Cast

Robert Conrad Cmdr. Mark Van Meer
David Soul Capt. Kevin Harris
Sam Waterston Capt. Allard Renslow
Richard Roundtree Cmdr. Frederick Bryce
Jonathan Banks Ray Olson
Art LaFleur 'Animal' Meslinsky
Dennis Holahan Warden
Sergio Fantoni Pietro
Yvette Mimieux Cheryl Leary
Ed Bishop Adm. Stewart Cullinane
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Larry Peerce

Writers

Eric Bercovici, Frank M. Robinson, Thomas N. Scortia

Cast

Robert Conrad Cmdr. Mark Van Meer
David Soul Capt. Kevin Harris
Sam Waterston Capt. Allard Renslow
Richard Roundtree Cmdr. Frederick Bryce
Jonathan Banks Ray Olson
Art LaFleur 'Animal' Meslinsky
Dennis Holahan Warden
Sergio Fantoni Pietro
Yvette Mimieux Cheryl Leary
Ed Bishop Adm. Stewart Cullinane
Michael Aronin Ernie Gradow
William Berger Dr. Strickland
David Gilliam Longstreet
Trevor Thomas McCune
Donald Stewart Adm. Howard
David Lema Dempsey
Joe Drago Gerassi (as Joseph Drago)
William Paulson Tony Cermak
Bruce McGuire Spencer
Justin Muller Russo

Producers

Eric Bercovici Executive Producer
Arthur Fellows Producer
Frederick Muller Producer

Editors

Maureen O'Connell, Jack Tucker

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