Disaster at Silo 7

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Disaster at Silo 7
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Written byDouglas Lloyd McIntosh
Directed byLarry Elikann
StarringMichael O'Keefe
Perry King
Peter Boyle
Patricia Charbonneau
Music byMark Snow
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)Mark Carliner
Producer(s)Julian Krainin
CinematographyRoy H. Wagner
Editor(s)Peter V. White
Running time96 minutes
Production company(s)Mark Carliner Productions
Original networkABC
Original releaseNovember 27, 1988 (1988-11-27)

Disaster at Silo 7 is a 1988 American made-for-television thriller-drama film directed by Larry Elikann.[1][2] It is loosely based on the 1980 Damascus Titan missile explosion.


During routine maintenance of a liquid-fuelled ICBM, the fuel tank is penetrated by a falling socket. The film traces the efforts of the maintenance crew and associated military and civilian personnel to recover the potentially disastrous situation before the fuel tank is sufficiently depressurised that the stack collapses and explodes.[3]



Inspired by the 1980 Damascus Titan missile explosion, Jeffrey K Kennedy one of the main protagonist of the Damascus event was a special technical advisor for this movie.


  1. ^ Jeff Jarvis (November 28, 1988). "Picks and Pans Review: Disaster at Silo 7". People. Vol. 30, No. 22. Retrieved June 23, 2016.
  2. ^ Don Shirley (November 25, 1988). "Television Reviews : Missile Explosion Is Reenacted in ABC Movie". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 23, 2016.
  3. ^ "Disaster at Silo 7 (1988)". Retrieved January 6, 2017.

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