|“||I wanted to give this whole son-of-a-bitchin' country something to remember me by!||„|
|~ Michael Lander|
Michael Lander is the main antagonist of the Thomas Harris novel and 1977 John Frankenheimer movie Black Sunday, portrayed by Bruce Dern. He is a deranged blimp pilot who was an American P.O.W. during the Vietnam War and who was divorced from his wife. Seeking a suicidal revenge, he plans on taking as much people as possible by detonating a blimp loaded with steel darts. Aiding him on his mission was the Palestinian terrorist organization Black September.