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Def-Con 4 (1985)

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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... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Storyline

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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Action | Sci-Fi

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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 film infamous among sci-fi fans for misleading artwork, as the painting used on the poster and video/DVD boxes bears no resemblance to anything that occurs in the actual film. See more »

Goofs

Although the iconic movie poster gives the title as DEF-CON 4, it actually appears in the film's credits as DEFCON-4. See more »

Quotes

Vinny: What kind of areolas does she have? Pink, brown, or red?
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Crazy Credits

[Prologue title after credits] It is the day after tomorrow. The ultimate nuclear defense system has been perfected. Security has been achieved. Global conflict is now unthinkable. See more »

Connections

References The Aftermath (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

When Johnny Comes Marching Home
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Lyrics by Louis Lambert (as Patrick Gilmore)
Traditional melody
Performed by Lenore Zann and Florence Paterson
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Pure Genius
15 November 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I have to say that I am very surprised at the very low 3.5 rating! This film is very underrated and I must say that it is genuinely one of the best movies I've seen. Okay this movie is very low budget and at times cliché but the subliminal message of the whole storyline is intriguing. Not many people will see this but there are many references to past dictatorships and sociological theories. If you can try and watch the movie without acknowledging its low budgetness then perhaps you can witness some fine acting, particularly from Alan MacGillivray, who plays the eventual hero of the film, Boomer. I am surprised from his sheer excellence in his performance as Boomer, that his career did not extend to bigger and better things. This film is a hidden gem. Highly recommended.


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