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One Night Stand (1984)

Not Rated  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Music  |  5 May 1984 (USA)
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In Australia, four teenagers in a Sydney theater are astounded to hear the news that a nuclear war has broken out in Eastern Europe. They try to figure out the best way they can survive the coming conflagration.

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Tyler Coppin ...
Sam
Cassandra Delaney ...
Sharon
Jay Hackett ...
Brendan
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Eva
David Pledger ...
Tony
Michael Cloyd ...
American sailor
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American sailor
Justin Monjo ...
American sailor
John Krummel ...
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Richard Morecroft ...
First Newsreader
Helen Pankhurst ...
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Frankie Raymond ...
Frankie
Peggy Thompson ...
Sam's mother
Monica McDonald ...
Sam's U.S. girlfriend
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Sharon's ex-boyfriend
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In Australia, four teenagers in the Sydney Opera House are horrified to hear the news that nuclear war has broken out in Eastern Europe. They try to figure out the best way they can survive the coming conflagration. At the film's end, it is left uncertain whether Sydney will be hit by nuclear weapons, although the US spy facility at Pine Gap has been obliterated. Written by Tom Sellick

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Die letzte Nacht  »

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Sam: Nuclear bombs... if you think about it, if there was a kid in outer-space doing a science project on human-beings, he'd have to say we're all crazy.
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Features Metropolis (1927) See more »

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Short Memory
Written by Rob Hirst, Jim Moginie and Peter Garrett
Performed by Midnight Oil
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It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine . . .
13 December 2000 | by (Liverpool, England) – See all my reviews

This film has all the hallmarks of an early nineties indie movie. Small cast (four people). Single locale (the Sydney Opera house). Single plot thrust (the end of the world). But look at the date. 1984. So when John Hughes was messing about with teen - movies and the USA thought Tootsie was one of the greatest films of all time, Oz had greater concerns. Almost creating its own genre - the pre-apocalyptic movie - this film deftly shows what would actually happen in case of such an emergency. Nothing much. People would still go on dates. They'd probably hang out. Some sex might go on. Then everyone might die. What's so lovely about this film, is that they are real people. You can't really tell them apart. They don't have stereotypes. In fact only the navy officer really stands out. We like them because they are like us. If I was in that situation, I'd probably go a bit stir crazy. If you happen to see this film around, do go see - if nothing else you get to see what the Sydney Opera House looks like at night when everyone's gone home . . .


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