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Drama starring
Martin Sheen
Emilio Estevez
The Las Vegas desert, 1956: with Eisenhower in the White
House and the Cold War raging, neurologist Dr Alexander Brown 's career was just beginning. Assigned to the US Army nuclear-testing project "Nightbreaker", he played his part in the horror of it all. Years later, he is preparing to return to Las Vegas, this time to accept an award for his work.
Director Peter Markle (1989,15)
* See Films: pages 64-76
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Martin Sheen
Unknown: Emilio Estevez
Unknown: Dr Alexander Brown
Director: Peter Markle
Dr Alexander Brown (present): Martin Sheen
Dr Alexander Brown (past): Emilio Estevez
Sally Matthews: Lea Thompson
Paula Brown: Melinda Dillon
Sgt Jack Russell: Joe Pantoliano
Dr Roscoe Cummings: Paul Eiding
Python: Geoffrey Blake

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