Seven Days in May Poster

Release Date: August 16th, 2002

DVD Release Date: May 16th, 2000

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 58 min

Plot Summary
U.S. President Jordan Lyman (Fredric March) hopes to bring an end to the Cold War by signing a nuclear disarmament treaty with the Soviets, much to the displeasure of the hawkish General James Scott (Burt Lancaster), Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. When Scott's aide, Martin "Jiggs" Casey (Kirk Douglas) stumbles on shattering evidence that the General is plotting a coup to overthrow Lyman in seven days, "Jiggs" alerts the President, setting off a dangerous race to thwart the takeover.

Cast: Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Fredric March, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien, Martin Balsam, George Macready, Whit Bissell

Director: John Frankenheimer

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: Joel Productions, Seven Arts Pictures

Distributors: Warner Home Vídeo, Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros.

Keywords: Deception, Pursuit, Tense, Suspenseful, Rivalry, Office, 1960s


Winner Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated Art Direction (Black-and-White)
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture