Whoops Apocalypse (1982– )

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A light-hearted look at the final week before doomsday. American President Johnny Cyclops is trying to run a re-election campaign while dealing with the Russians, a deposed Shah needing to ... See full summary »

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Season:

1

Year:

1982
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Barry Morse ...
 President Johnny Cyclops (5 episodes, 1982)
John Barron ...
 The Deacon (5 episodes, 1982)
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 Jay Garrick (5 episodes, 1982)
Alexei Sayle ...
 Commisar Solzhenitsyn (4 episodes, 1982)
Bruce Montague ...
 Shah Mashiq Rassim (4 episodes, 1982)
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 Foreign Secretary (3 episodes, 1982)
Richard Davies ...
 Chancellor of the Exchecquer (3 episodes, 1982)
Peter Jones ...
 Kevin Pork (3 episodes, 1982)
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 Abdah / ... (3 episodes, 1982)
John Barrard ...
 Jonathon Hopper (2 episodes, 1982)
George Claydon ...
 Admiral Blinsky / ... (2 episodes, 1982)
Frank Duncan ...
 Dripfeed, Politburo Member / ... (2 episodes, 1982)
Nellie Hanham ...
 Martha Hopper (2 episodes, 1982)
Lou Hirsch ...
 Jed Grodd (2 episodes, 1982)
...
 Antonio / ... (2 episodes, 1982)
Gabor Vernon ...
 Politburo Member / ... (2 episodes, 1982)
Sarah Whitlock ...
 Dubienkin's Secretary (2 episodes, 1982)
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A light-hearted look at the final week before doomsday. American President Johnny Cyclops is trying to run a re-election campaign while dealing with the Russians, a deposed Shah needing to be hidden, and a new weapon called a 'quark' bomb. Meanwhile, Lacrobat, the infamous terrorist, has stolen one of the quark bombs and is trying to get it into the Middle East. Stopping Lacrobat, getting the Shah to safety, placating the Russians and winning the election will require a brilliantly planned and perfectly executed strategy on the part of President Cyclops... Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Wear your mushroom with pride.

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14 March 1982 (UK)  »

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(6 episodes)

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The film was part of a 1980s cycle of films about atomic bombs and nuclear warfare which had started in 1979 with The China Syndrome (1979). The films included Silkwood (1983), Testament (1983), Threads (1984), WarGames (1983), The Day After (1983), The Atomic Cafe (1982), The Manhattan Project (1986), Whoops Apocalypse (1982), Special Bulletin (1983), Ground Zero (1987), Barefoot Gen (Barefoot Gen (1983)), Rules of Engagement (1989), When the Wind Blows (1986), Letters from a Dead Man (Pisma myortvogo cheloveka (1986)), Memoirs of a Survivor (1981) and The Chain Reaction (1980). See more »

Quotes

Lacrobat: Lacrobat, also known as the devil. He's called the man of a thousand faces, and I personally recommend number six hundred and four.
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Alexei Sayle - Commisar Solzhenitsyn (no relation) See more »

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Referenced in Comedy Connections: One Foot in the Grave (2007) See more »

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The funniest and blackest sitcom ever made
7 April 2003 | by (Alaska, USA) – See all my reviews

This is an undeservedly forgotten gem! I wonder why you can't get this one on video or DVD; it really deserves it. At least it deserves to be aired again. As with all great comedy it is dead serious at bottom, and its message is as urgent as it was in 1982. About the only serious line in the whole film is the very last one, and the effect is really powerful.


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