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 (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)
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 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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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 »

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Jay Garrick: I'm Jay Garrick, but for how much longer?
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Referenced in Comedy Connections: One Foot in the Grave (2007) See more »

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Sheer class!
16 December 2003 | by (Herts, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best, blackest, most satirical comedies you will ever find. Unfortunately most people will remember the abysmal big screen slapstick version. There are so many great performances, not least from Barry Morse and John Barron as the US president and his advisor; Peter Jones, Geoffrey Palmer and Richard Davies as members of the cabinet when the Labour Party wins the UK election; John Cleese as the terrorist and the brilliant double act of Bruce Montague and David Kelly as the deposed Shah of Iran and Abdab, the Shah's blindfolded manservant. You've got to see this.


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