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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Series cast summary:
Barry Morse ...
 President Johnny Cyclops (6 episodes, 1982)
John Barron ...
 The Deacon (6 episodes, 1982)
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 Jay Garrick / ... (6 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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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 »

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Marshall's and Renwick's Cold War Comedy
18 March 2006 | by (Arizona) – See all my reviews

As an American, my obsession with British comedy often results in multiple letdowns (e.g. getting the wrong SINGING DETECTIVE DVD for Christmas). My encounter with WHOOPS APOCALYPSE is one-of-a-kind: while I didn't get the apparently lesser theatrical-release version with Peter Cook, I did get a truncated version which turned the six-episode series into one long 138 minute film with a laugh track. While it certainly retains all of the most hilarious moments of the show, I can't feel that I've missed something.

Still, it's absolutely hilarious. Renwick and Marshall, writers of the show, are two of the greatest British comedy writers I have ever encountered. David Renwick wrote the poignant and occasionally gross-out sitcom ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE. Andrew Marshall wrote the equally quirky sitcom 2POINT4 CHILDREN. Together, they wrote for the cult classic radio sketch comedy show THE BURKISS WAY and this miniseries about Cold War brinkmanship.

U.S. President Johnny Cyclops, an obvious Reagan parody, is played perfectly as a nervous, naive showbiz icon by Barry Morse. John Barron portrays his almost Cheney-esquire adviser, The Deacon, with particular pomp. Peter Jones has the quavery voice which sounds simply ridiculous as the senile Prime Minister who believes he is Superman. But there is no denying that the show's true strong point is the writing, especially shining through in Ed Bishop's portrayal of Jay Garrick, fast-talking newscaster. (On a late edition of the news, he quickly reads out "I'm Jay Garrick, and you're an insomniac.") Overall, a grand comedy. I continue to search for copies of the full six episodes (as well as the original POLICE SQUAD! series), but meanwhile I watch my version as a double bill with the darker DR. STRANGELOVE.


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