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By Dawn's Early Light


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First showing on network television of this nail-biting thriller starring Powers Boothe
Rebecca DeMornay Martin Landau
'This is the President. The unthinkable has happened.
An unidentified nuclear missile has landed in Russia causing massive loss of life, and the Soviets have launched a counter-attack against us.
A nuclear war has begun, and I don't know how to stop it. God help us all.' As the Hawks and the Doves claw at the President's ear, a lone B52 bomber could be the only chance to avert Armageddon.
Director Jack Sholder
• FILMS: pages 27-33


Unknown: Powers Boothe
Unknown: Rebecca Demornay
Unknown: Martin Landau
Director: Jack Sholder
Cassidy: Powers Boothe
Moreau: Rebecca Demornay
President: Martin Landau
Alice: James Earl Jones
Colonel Fargo: Rip Torn
Condor: Darren McGavin
Sedgewick: Peter MacNicol
Harpoon: Jeffrey Demunn
Icarus: Nicolas Coster
Tyler: Glenn Withrow
Hooker: Ronald William Lawrence
Radnor: Kieran Mulroney
Colonel Sam: Ken Jenkins
O'Toole: Randal Patrick
Bascombe: Daniel Benzali

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By Dawn's Early Light

BBC One London, 24 August 1991 21.10

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