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 atomic bombs and nuclear warfare 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 (Barefoot Gen
(1983)), Rules of Engagement
(1989), When the Wind Blows
(1986), Letters from a Dead Man (Dead Man's Letters
(1986)), Memoirs of a Survivor
(1981) and The Chain Reaction
(1980). See more
Ooh, it's stuffy in these bags.
Now you know what it feels like to be a potato.
I should hate that, being buried in the ground.
Oh yes, so would I, give me cremation every time.
Oh me too.
When the film opened in Denmark the voices were dubbed by Ghita Nørby and Ove Sprogøe. Simply awful. See more
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Facts and Figures
Written and Performed by Hugh Cornwell
Produced by Ian Ritchie
and Hugh Cornwell
for Sound Lab See more