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 / ... (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)
...
 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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Wear your mushroom with pride.

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14 March 1982 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Bum! Koniec swiata  »

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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 (Dead Man's Letters (1986)), Memoirs of a Survivor (1981) and The Chain Reaction (1980). See more »

Quotes

[Cyclops has been shot]
President Johnny Cyclops: Oh, God. I have sinned. I have sinned!
The Deacon: Hush. He may hear you.
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Alexei Sayle - Commisar Solzhenitsyn (no relation) See more »

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Remade as Whoops Apocalypse (1988) See more »

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British TV comedy about the end of the world and circumsized missiles.
6 June 1999 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

No doubt much of this has aged badly since the Cold War seems well over, but Cleese's performance alone makes it worth finding. Also worth catching is the relationship between the Shah of Iran and his manservant Ahdab - a more endearing piece of subservience would be hard to imagine. Finally my favourite line is recited by one of the Soviet premiers; "Neutral countries have two options - medium or well done"! Important advice for someone living in Sweden.


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