With the help of government-issued pamphlets, an elderly British couple build a shelter and prepare for an impending nuclear attack, unaware that times and the nature of war have changed from their romantic memories of World War II. Written by
Andy Bogursky <email@example.com>
...It's No Fairy Tale
Did You Know?
The film was part of a 1980s cycle of films about nuclear warfare and the risks of nuclear energy which had started in 1979 with The China Syndrome
(1979). The films included Silkwood
(1983), The Day After
(1983), The Atomic Cafe
(1982), The Manhattan Project
(1986), Whoops Apocalypse
(1982), Special Bulletin
(1983), Ground Zero
(1987), Barefoot Gen (Hadashi no Gen
(1983)), Rules of Engagement
(1989), When the Wind Blows
(1986), Letters from a Dead Man (Pisma myortvogo cheloveka
(1986)), Memoirs of a Survivor
(1981) and The Chain Reaction
(1980). See more
Look! My hair's coming out.
Don't, don't, don't worry, Dearest! Don't worry! Don't worry! Women don't go bald. No! That's a... that's a scientific fact!
After the end credits, Morse code can be heard in the background. The code, when translated, means "MAD". MAD is an abbreviation for the term "Mutually Assured Destruction". See more
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Written, Produced, Performed and Engineered by Paul Hardcastle See more