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This confused satire has college professor Benjamin living out his wildest fantasies when news of the 1962 Cuban missile crisis hits. Thinking the end is near, he sets out on a cross-country trek on which he meets an odd collection of people. It may have been funny while they were
shooting it, but by the time it hit the screen it was nearly void of laughs. The attempted parallel between the international crisis and Benjamin's personal affairs does not come off.