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Whoops Apocalypse 

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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:
John Barron ...
 Shah Mashiq Rassim / ... 6 episodes, 1982
Richard Davies ...
 Jonathon Hopper 2 episodes, 1982
George Claydon ...
 Admiral Blinsky / ... 2 episodes, 1982
Frank Duncan ...
Nellie Hanham ...
 Martha Hopper 2 episodes, 1982
Lou Hirsch ...
Glen Murphy ...
 Antonio / ... 2 episodes, 1982
Roger Phillips ...
 Lieutenant Botko 2 episodes, 1982
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 Chaplain 2 episodes, 1982
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 Dubienkin's Secretary 2 episodes, 1982


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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Release Date:

14 March 1982 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Bum! Koniec swiata  »

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[Pork enters wearing a superman cape and carrying a dog]
Kevin Pork: I'm feeling under the weather.
[he walks to the window]
Kevin Pork: Come on Krypto, it's time for your flight round the block.
[he throws the dog out the window]
Kevin Pork: You know, I feel better already.
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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 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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