A TV reporter and cameraman are taken hostage on a tugboat while covering a workers strike. The demands of the hostage-takers are to collect all the nuclear detonators in the Charleston, SC area so they may be detonated at sea. They threaten to detonate a nuclear device of their own of their demand isnt met. Written by
Keith Chang <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Did You Know?
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
. The films included Silkwood
, The Day After
, The Atomic Cafe
, The Manhattan Project
, Whoops Apocalypse
, Special Bulletin
, Ground Zero
, Barefoot Gen (Barefoot Gen
), Rules of Engagement
, When the Wind Blows
, Letters from a Dead Man (Pisma myortvogo cheloveka
), Memoirs of a Survivor
and The Chain Reaction
. See more
Is it possible to compare the weapons deployed today, the kind of the Russians may have aimed at Charleston with what the terrorists have on that ship?
John, tonight, people who are 5 miles from the harbor would survive the blast at least. If a Soviet 1 megaton bomb was dropped on the harbor, those people, 5 miles away, would be vaporized in the first three-fifths of a second.
Opens with a commercial advertising shows for the fictional RBS network, followed by the title "Special Bulletin" as the commercial is interrupted. There are no opening credits, making this one of the first TV movies ever produced without some sort of opening credits. See more