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A State of Emergency (1986)

A nuclear physicist concludes that constant nuclear testing will bring about the apocalypse, so he attempts to warn US and USSR officials, as well as contact a Portuguese women who claims Virgin Marry warned her about this in 1911.

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Dr. Alex Carmody
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Father Joe Ryan
Frances Tomelty ...
Jackie Hampton
Kenneth Haigh
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Bobby Sherman
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Diane Carmody
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Judith Burnett
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Peggy Frankston
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A nuclear physicist concludes that constant nuclear testing will bring about the apocalypse, so he attempts to warn US and USSR officials, as well as contact a Portuguese women who claims Virgin Marry warned her about this in 1911.

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A chain reaction. Only he can stop it. Tomorrow's dawn is in his hands.

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November 1986 (USA)  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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At 13:18 when Dr Carmody is about to reverse out of his driveway returning to the laboratory, (after Dr Parrish's revelation of the results of his experiment to the media), a dog can be clearly seen outside the hedges, in the front of the lawn. A second later the dog is gone. See more »

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A fascinating blend of science and religion.
20 January 2003 | by (Lisbon, Portugal) – See all my reviews

I saw this wonderful movie on video many years ago and was completely swept up in it like the rest of us who had gathered to watch it. The development of the main character whose scientific background leads him to a religious revelation really hit home for me.


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