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One Night Stand (1984)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 5 May 1984 (USA)
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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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 ...
Second newsreader
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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Making time when time was running out! See more »

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Die letzte Nacht  »

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The newspaper article says Sam is missing from the USS Enterprise. The ship he is on when sailing into Sydney is the USS Marvin Shields (FF-1066), and when responding to the peace protesters is the USS Lockwood (FF-1064). See more »

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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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The Ride of the Valkyries
Written by Richard Wagner
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Okay, but not great
8 December 2001 | by (Adelaide, Australia) – See all my reviews

Four young people, hiding after dark in the Sydney Opera House, learn that nuclear war has been declared in Europe and Central America, with US bases in Australia targeted. Faced with the prospect that life as they know it may have ended forever, they must come to terms with their feelings for each other. As with many non-action Apocalyptic films, it tends to drag a little: there was an excellent opportunity to really explore the characters, but what we have is little more than light conversation. A strong finish almost makes up for the weak first hour...and who else found the American sailor character annoying? At least there's a (rather extended) Midnight Oil clip to keep us going. Rating: 6/10. See also: ON THE BEACH (1959), ON THE BEACH (2000) (mini), and also read Nevil Shute's novel, ON THE BEACH.


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