In the desert of memories
February 19, 2012 6:24 AM Subscribe
A film/TV show that concludes with a missile base?
posted by hnnrs to media & arts (2 answers total)
Fragmented memories ahoy! I have vague recollections of seeing a film/TV show on TV at a friends' house when I was a kid - this would have been about 1987-1989, in the UK.
Whatever we were watching seemed to be coming to a conclusion at a missile base in the middle of a desert. A rocket/missile was about to be launched, and our hero - who was no doubt one of those square-jawed hunky types - had to fight a bald man to - possibly - prevent the launch of said rocket/missile.
It's been bugging me for some reason recently. I'm pretty sure it was a film, but it might have been a TV show. I'm 99% sure it was American, and 99% it was on ITV.
One more detail: thanks to InnerSpace, I had a fear of men wearing gloves because I thought they might have had electric hands, ala InnerSpace's henchman bad guy. The bald man in this mystery film was wearing gloves, and my young mind assumed that gloves=electric hands.