MISSILE follows the 4315th Training Squadron of the Strategic Air Command at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, where Air Force officers are trained to man the Launch Control Centers for the Minuteman Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles. Sequences include discussion of the moral and military issues of nuclear war; the arming, targeting and launching of the missile; codes; communications; protection against terrorist attack; emergency procedures; staff meetings and tutorial sessions.
Creditsdirector: Frederick Wiseman
producer: Frederick Wiseman
production company: Zipporah Films
More infocountry: USA
FREDERICK WISEMAN (1930): Titicut Follies (1967), High School (1968), Basic Training (1971), I Miss Sonia Henie (1971, short), Essene (1972), Juvenile Court (1973), Primate (1974), Welfare (1975), Meat (1976), Canal Zone (1977), Sinai Field Mission (1978), Manoeuvre (1979), Model (1980), Seraphita's Diary (1982), The Store (1983), Racetrack (1985), Multi-Handicapped (1986), Deaf (1986), Adjustment and Work (1986), Blind (1987), Missile (1988), Near Death (1989), Central Park (1990), Aspen (1991), Zoo (1993), High School II (1994), Ballet… Show more