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Control (1987)

Il giorno prima (original title)
PG-13 | | Drama, Thriller | 14 February 1987 (USA)
Fifteen strangers take part in an experiment to learn whether such a group can survive in a cramped disaster fallout shelter.

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Mike Zella
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Sarah Howell
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Camille Dupont
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Dr. Herbert Monroe
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Mrs. Havemeyer
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Swanson
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Laura Swanson
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Mr. Peterson
Jean Benguigui ...
Max Bloch
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Rosy Bloch
Lavinia Segurini ...
Eva Bloch
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Herman Pundt
Zeudi Araya Cristaldi ...
Sheba (as Zeudi Araya)
Amy Werba ...
Greta Hellstrom
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Matteo
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An experiment of psychological effects under stressfull conditions in a shelter. When fifteen strangers are put into a nuclear shelter to see how long they can survive without interaction with the outside, things work out fine. Written by Marcos Eduardo Acosta Aldrete

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After the special bulletin on TV announcing the incoming nuclear attack, we can hear Jamie tell his mother: "It's an atom bomb and it's headed for here!" but his lip movements say something else. See more »

Quotes

Mike Zella: There is no shelter from the bomb in a shelter.
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Dreamer
(G. Sims/Ennio Morricone)
Sung by Blizzard
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Nuke The World And Start Over
7 December 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

So Ben Gazzara is locked in a nuclear fallout shelter with Euro trash. This'll be a fun 90 minutes.

Burt Lancaster hires people from all over Europe (I guess that explains why there's no token minorities), and Ben Gazzara to spend twenty days testing out a nuclear fallout shelter. They'll receive a bonus if they can all stay in for the full time period.

This means we have to sit through endless comments from everyone about how nuclear weapons are evil and how evil America is. Ben Gazzara is too nice to remind them they'd all be speaking German right now if it wasn't for him!

Actually Gazzara makes the moves on the most attractive women.

Predictably they receive news reports of a rogue nuclear missile headed in their direction. Gee, wonder if this is part of the test? Of course you're not wondering because it's obvious it is!

Rioting and looting are rampant and the rioters want inside the nuclear shelter.

Those inside are afraid and decide to gun them down with the M16s they have lying around. So the shelter can withstand a nuclear blast but not people banging on the door with their bare hands? That's when it's revealed it was all just a test.

The production quality gets into real Chester Novell Turner territory. I thought this was made for TV until I heard the F bombs.

Give this one a pass.


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