Time Bomb (1984 film)

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Time Bomb
Written by Westbrook Claridge (teleplay)
Roderick Taylor (story)
Directed by Paul Krasny
Starring Billy Dee Williams
Merlin Olsen
Joseph Bottoms
Morgan Fairchild
Music by Sylvester Levay
Country of origin US
Original languageEnglish
Executive producer Bari Carrelli
Producers James Duff McAdams (as James McAdams)
Mike Snyder (as Michael Snyder)
Barry J. Weitz (as Barry Weitz)
Tom Thayer (uncredited)
Clara George
Production location Dallas
Cinematography Don Reddy
Editors Donald Hoskinson
Donald R. Rode
David A. Simmons
Running time95 minutes
Production companies Barry Weitz Films
Universal Television
Original networkNBC
Original releaseMarch 25, 1984 (1984-03-25)

Time Bomb is a 1984 made-for-TV action-adventure movie. [1] Critic



Critic Robert Cettl described Time Bomb as an update on 1970s trucker films and noted the unusual move of casting a woman to play the leader of a terrorist ring. [2] The film was viewed as a slight departure from Fairchild and Olsen's images. Fairchild was cast to draw her large soap opera audience, Fairchild, who described her prior roles as largely "exploitative glitz," said she appreciated the grittier material. Some critics, however, were skeptical of the casting. [3] [1]

Plot summary

The film features Renee DeSalles, a charismatic, seductive terrorist of Algerian descent known as the most wanted terrorist in the world. She and her gang target an armored truck taking weapons-grade plutonium across Texas. It is up to a three-man team of "transport specialists" sent there to stop them.


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  1. 1 2 Bianculli, David (23 March 1984). "An 'Offbeat' Outing for Morgan Fairchild". Philadelphia Inquirer.
  2. Cettl, Robert (21 October 2009). Terrorism in American Cinema: An Analytical Filmography, 1960-2008. McFarland, Incorporated, Publishers. pp. 260–261. ISBN   9780786454426 . Retrieved 19 May 2023.
  3. Bykofsky, Stuart D. (22 February 1984). "Fairchild Shows That She's a Terror". Philadelphia Daily News.