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By Dawn's Early Light (1990)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Thriller | Action  -  19 May 1990 (USA)
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The crew of a nuclear bomber attack the Soviet Union while the President of the United States tries desperately to regain control of his military after his helicopter crashes during a ... See full summary »

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Cassidy
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Moreau (as Rebecca DeMornay)
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Alice
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President
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Condor
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Colonel Fargo
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Harpoon
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Sedgwick
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Tyler
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Hooker
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Radnor
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General Renning - 'Icarus'
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Looking Glass Colonel - 'Sam'
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O'Toole
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Bascombe
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The crew of a nuclear bomber attack the Soviet Union while the President of the United States tries desperately to regain control of his military after his helicopter crashes during a limited nuclear exchange in this film with a scenario similar to Fail-Safe (1964) and Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964). Originally a made for cable movie, it concentrates on the relationship between a veteran pilot and his female co-pilot and the president's attempt to wrest control away from a war-mongering successor. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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Four People. Three Minutes. Two Choices. One Chance For Survival.

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Drama | Thriller | Action

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Aos Primeiros Clarões da Aurora  »

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Trivia

The Emergency War Order code sent to launch the Strategic Air Command's long-range bombers depicted by the movie was "Alpha-Golf-Hotel-India-Delta" with an authentication time of "20:06:05 Zulu" and an authentication of "Sierra-Foxtrot." See more »

Goofs

In the cast credits, the character that reads "Lt Hooker" should read "Sgt Hooker"? After Maj O'Toole's death, Maj Cassidy tells Sgt Hooker that he has just received the first battlefield commission of this war, which means he is now a Second Lieutenant. See more »

Quotes

Cassidy: Well congratulations. You just received the first battlefield commission of this war, whatever the hell this thing is.
Hooker: I'll take the job, Major. You can keep the bars.
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References Planet of the Apes (1968) See more »

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DON'T CALL HIM A COWBOY
Written by Debbie Hupp, Johnny MacRae and Bob Morrison
Performed by Conway Twitty
Courtesy Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products, Music City Music Inc.
(administered by EMI April Music Inc) and Southern Days Music (administered by CMI)
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Armageddon a'la Hollywood...
9 January 2000 | by (S/E USA) – See all my reviews

This is by far one of the best "Armageddon" movies of the 20th century. A superior cast lend due credit to the complex plots/subplots. The dialogue and direction are right from the military politico. Any vet will be on the edge of their seat!! A true-to-life humdinger!!


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