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Def-Con 4 (1985)

Two men and a woman circle the globe in a satellite armed with a nuclear device. The third world war breaks out, and a few months later the satellite crashes. They survive the crash but one... See full summary »

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J.J.
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Vinny
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Jordan
Kevin King ...
Gideon Hayes
John Walsch ...
Walker
Tim Choate ...
Howe
Jeff Pustil ...
Lacey
Donna King ...
Alice
Alan MacGillivray ...
Boomer (as Allan MacGillivray)
Florence Paterson ...
Mrs. Boyd
Karen Kennedy ...
WWN Newscaster (as Karen Kenedy)
Ken Ryan ...
Newscaster
Geoff Harrington ...
Vicious Trooper
Al Foster ...
Oldster
Hugh Orr ...
Squad Leader
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Two men and a woman circle the globe in a satellite armed with a nuclear device. The third world war breaks out, and a few months later the satellite crashes. They survive the crash but one man gets killed by survivors and the other man gets caught. The woman stays by the remains of the the satellite but is soon caught by evil punks who have taken power. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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The last defense. The last hope. The battle for the future of the world has begun.

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15 March 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Condição de Defesa  »

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CAD 1,750,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

A Canadian Social Insurance Number (SIN) card is used as part of a tripwire for the trap on Vinny's farm that explodes approximately 30 minutes into the film. It is the real SIN card for Cordell Wynne, line producer for the movie, which reveals that his middle name is 'Gerald'. See more »

Goofs

The coordinates for the uncontaminated survival station, 62.17.20N 19.02.40E, are actually in the Gulf Of Bothnia between Sweden and Finland and there is no land mass there. See more »

Quotes

Vinny: What kind of areolas does she have? Pink, brown, or red?
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[Epilogue title over last scene} The final victory has been won. Mankind can now rest in peace. See more »

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Referenced in Wanted: Dead or Alive (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

When Johnny Comes Marching Home
(uncredited)
Lyrics by Louis Lambert (as Patrick Gilmore)
Traditional melody
Performed by Lenore Zann and Florence Paterson
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Starts out promising...
25 October 2005 | by (Hollywood, California) – See all my reviews

The first half hour of this flick is so intense and well-done that you can't help but feel letdown when it quickly degenerates into Z-grade, Mad Max post apocalyptic nonsense. And it just continues to get worse and worse until the rather abrupt ending.

Three astronauts orbiting Earth watch helplessly as World War III erupts. After making an emergency crash landing, one of the astronauts in rendered unconscious while another is dragged from the ship and eaten by savages. Howe, our hero, escapes and finds that Earth has become a wasteland inhabited by post apocalyptic cretins ruled over by a snot nosed rich kid named Gideon.

If the film had maintained the tension and drama of the first half hour, this movie would have been a classic. But as it stands, it's just another Mad Max wannabe. Skip it.


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