To go by the trailer, Richard Halpern‘s W.M.D. is a inflammatory political fantasy along the lines of Robert Aldrich’s Twilight’s Last Gleaming (’77). A dud when released and pretty much forgotten, it was about a renegade USAF general (Burt Lancaster) who takes over an ICBM silo and threatens to start World War III unless the President (Charles Durning) reveals the real reason why America waged the Vietnam War. W.M.D. looks iffy and lurid and on-the-nose, but I want to see it.

WMD FINAL TEASER from Richard Halpern on Vimeo.