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Hysterical panic has engulfed the world after the United States and the Soviet Union simultaneously detonate nuclear devices and have caused the orbit of the Earth to alter, sending it hurtling towards the sun. Written by
Towards the end, Stenning is driving to Genie's apartment when he stops to talk to a policeman - none other than Michael Caine in a very early role. See more »
In the movie, several people in North London contract "typhus" from contaminated water. Evidently the script confused "typhus" and "typhoid fever." Typhus is spread by parasites, such as fleas or mites; not contaminated water. Typhoid fever can be spread by contaminated food or water. See more »
[Maguire is on the phone to the editor after a pile of letters about nuclear tests is dumped on his desk]
What am I supposed to do with these protest letters?
Thank you very much but there are seventeen hundred of them.
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There are no end credits whatsoever (not even a "The End" caption); merely a fade to black. See more »
Have you noticed how the troubles of the world echoe exactly those of Judd's character?
He is a drunk drying out so is the earth.
He is lost in the heat mist just as he has lost his way in life.
The mists suddenly clear when he gets laid.
The two newspaper headlines at the end of the film refer as much to his personal survival, and to the fragile nature of his relationship to the heroine, as to the hopes of the planet. Who can say what the future holds for the individual, perhaps we can only pray it will be good.
Add to the alogary a nostalgia for the commeraderie of the war years, a documentary style view of the press, some very funny lines for Leo and an early appearance by Michael Caine, and you have a great film.
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