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Threads (1984)

Documentary-style account of a nuclear holocaust and its effect on the working class city of Sheffield, England, and the eventual long-term effects of nuclear war on civilization.

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Karen Meagher ...
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Mr. Kemp (as David Brierley)
Rita May ...
Nicholas Lane ...
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Henry Moxon ...
Mr. Beckett
June Broughton ...
Sylvia Stoker ...
Granny Beckett
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Marjorie Sutton
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Bob
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Chief Supt. Hirst
Phil Rose ...
Medical Officer
Steve Halliwell ...
Information Officer
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Documentary style account of a nuclear holocaust and its effect on the working class city of Sheffield, England; and the eventual long running effects of nuclear war on civilization. Written by Leisha Sibley

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The closest you'll ever want to come to nuclear war. See more »

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Drama | Sci-Fi | War

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23 September 1984 (UK)  »

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The scenes taking place six weeks after the attack were shot in the Peak District National Park, though because weather conditions were considered too fine to pass off as a nuclear winter, stage snow had to be spread around the rocks and heather, and cameramen installed light filters on their equipment to block out the sunlight. See more »

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Despite having been born and grown up in the primitive post-war "society", Ruth's daughter Jane has a tooth filling. See more »

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[as Jimmy & Bob are arguing with several men about selling wood, the air-raid siren begins to sound - a low, steady wail that continues to get louder]
Jimmy Kemp: Come on quick! Get DOWN!
[dives under the truck with Bob]
Jimmy Kemp: [Panic begins to break out in the square as people desperately try to find cover before the warheads hit]
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Johnny B. Goode
Written by Chuck Berry
Performed by Chuck Berry
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absolute insanity.
18 February 2008 | by See all my reviews

My boyfriend had been dogging me for months to watch this movie, which he (erroneously, I think) described as sci-fi. Now, I've never been a fan of sci-fi movies, as I think most of them are over-done, corny, etc. Add to that the fact that the movie was made 23 years ago, and I pretty much decided it wasn't going to be my cup of celluloid tea.

Was I ever wrong. Not only was it the singular most horrifying movie I've ever watched, it's timely as hell, and it's done documentary-style, so there aren't any overblown emotional scenes to detract from its realism. This movie scared me on such a profound level that I actually felt like I was having a panic attack and had to shut it off halfway through, during the "hospital" scene. Mind you, I've never in my entire life been so disturbed by a movie that I just couldn't watch anymore. I sobbed, hard, for a good 15 minutes and couldn't sleep for most of that night. I have yet to finish the second half.

That said, I can't recommend it to the faint-of-heart. It will hit you on such a visceral level that everything in your reality will seem a little duller and less important after having watched it. I'm still amazed at how the events outlined in this movie are as much a threat to us now as they were in 1984. Twenty-three years later, we are no further from preventing a nuclear holocaust. If anything, the threat is more imminent.

If you can stomach it, you won't regret it.


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