Seven Days in May

Seven Days in May
Seven Days in May
  • TV-14
  • 2h 0m
  • 1964
Fresh95%
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It happens with startling swiftness and violence. An armed cadre seizes state control. Fortunately, a coup d'état can't happen here. Or can it? A classic of suspense directed by John Frankenheimer (The Manchurian Candidate, Ronin) and written for the screen by Rod Serling (The Twilight Zone), Seven Days in May tautly explores that possibility. At odds are a popular general and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman (Burt Lancaster) and an unpopular president (Fredric March) with a pacifist agenda. At stake is the survival of the Republic. A vigilant colonel (Kirk Douglas) uncovers the scheme. But are the seven fateful days ahead enough time to derail a takeover? The clock is ticking.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Reviews
Variety
Variety Staff
Fresh

A strikingly dramatic, realistic and provocatively topical film.

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Derek Adams
Fresh

Highly enjoyable.

June 21, 2017
New York Times
Bosley Crowther
Fresh

As dismal as is the complication that they and this picture present, the acknowledgment of its pos...

June 21, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:February 12, 1964
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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