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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Barry Morse ...
 President Johnny Cyclops (6 episodes, 1982)
John Barron ...
 The Deacon (6 episodes, 1982)
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 Jay Garrick (5 episodes, 1982)
Alexei Sayle ...
 Commisar Solzhenitsyn (4 episodes, 1982)
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 Foreign Secretary (4 episodes, 1982)
Richard Davies ...
 Chancellor of the Exchecquer / ... (4 episodes, 1982)
Peter Jones ...
 Kevin Pork (4 episodes, 1982)
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 Premier Dubienkin (4 episodes, 1982)
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 Abdab / ... (4 episodes, 1982)
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 Shah Mashiq Rassim (4 episodes, 1982)
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 Lacrobat (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)
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 Antonio / ... (2 episodes, 1982)
Roger Phillips ...
 Lieutenant Botko (2 episodes, 1982)
Olivier Pierre ...
 Dr. Weinigger (2 episodes, 1982)
John Sterland ...
 Chaplain (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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14 March 1982 (UK)  »

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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

President Johnny Cyclops: You had me shot just to get public sympathy?
The Deacon: Sir, this will blow your popularity through the roof. Henesy and his Democrat rats won't know what hit them.
[cut to a news broadcast]
Jay Garrick: Waves of letters of sympathy have been set after one of the most shocking and horrific acts in recent memory. Presidential candidate Jimmy Hennessy was run over by a speeding ambulance outside his home and had both his legs crushed. The ambulance contained President Johnny Cyclops, who was said to have only received ...
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Most episodes feature newspaper headlines to recap the previous week's episode. See more »

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Remade as Whoops Apocalypse (1988) See more »

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Probably the funniest TV series ever made.
24 August 1999 | by (Redal, Norway) – See all my reviews

A hilarious comedy series which is also an shrewd political commentary of the 80s, complete with a brainless US president, a robotic Soviet premier and a British PM who thinks he's a well known comic book hero. You get here John Cleese at his exasperating best, and the inclusion of comic book characters add to the ever increasing pace toward the apocalyptic climax. And watch out, it's not 1982 anymore, but the world's still just as crazy, it could still happen!

The show was made into a cinema movie (1986), but with a different cast and without the same comic flair.


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