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November 1986 (USA) See more »
A chain reaction. Only he can stop it. Tomorrow's dawn is in his hands.
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. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Martin Sheen ... Dr. Alex Carmody

Peter Firth ... Dr. Kenneth Parrish

Tim Pigott-Smith ... Father Joe Ryan
Frances Tomelty ... Jackie Hampton
Kenneth Haigh
Dudley Sutton ... Soviet professor
Bobby Sherman

Fionnula Flanagan ... Diane Carmody
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Valerie Braddell
Judith Burnett

Ramon Estevez ... Brian Carmody
Peggy Frankston
François Guétary
Daniel Wozniak ... Uri

Directed by
Richard C. Bennett 
Writing credits
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Ray Cunneff 
Tom Guggino 

Produced by
Richard C. Bennett .... producer
Original Music by
Georges Garvarentz 
Cinematography by
Willy Kurant 
Film Editing by
Catherine Kelber 
Casting by
David Graham 
Production Design by
Willy Holt 
Sound Department
Jean Goudier .... sound editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Angelo Chinosi .... grip
Other crew
Eileen Kirk .... production staff
Marie McFerran .... production coordinator
Claudine Strasser .... script supervisor

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Good Tv Movie, 19 November 2000
Author: Andrew Edmonds ( from Sydney, Australia

This is a better than average tv movie, but most Martin Sheen movies are. In this one he plays a scientist testing nuclear warfare. His acting is great. I like watching movies that enables you to learn something from it and it's like the makers of this movie want that message to get across to the viewer.

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