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This Is Not a Test (1962)

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A highway patrolman stops motorists on a highway after he hears news reports of a possible nuclear attack.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Seamon Glass ...
Thayer Roberts ...
Jacob Elliot Saunders
Aubrey Martin ...
Juney
Mary Morlas ...
Cheryl Hudson
Michael Greene ...
Joe Baragi (as Mike Green)
Alan Austin ...
Al Weston
Carol Kent ...
Karen Barnes
Norman Winston ...
Sam Barnes
Ron Starr ...
Clint Delany
Don Spruance ...
Peter
James George Jr. ...
Looter
Norman Bishop ...
Looter (as Norm Bishop)
Ralph Manza ...
Looter
Jay Della ...
Looter
William Flaherty ...
Looter
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Late one night on a rural road in the western US, a policeman sets up a roadblock and begins stopping all traffic. When several cars and a big truck have stopped, he tells everyone why: a nuclear attack on the US appears to be underway, and since they have the truck there, their best chance at survival is to use it as a bomb shelter. Time is short and tensions in the small group quickly rise. Written by Anonymous

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The film debut of actor Michael Greene, never released theatrically. See more »

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Deputy Sheriff Dan Colter: This is Colter. Give me a time check, please.
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Great Apocalyptic Bargain Basement Noir
24 August 2003 | by (Los Angeles CA) – See all my reviews

It may have helped that I stumbled on this by complete accident, but

this is the end of the world on a Coleman Fransis budget and it works

fine.

The story is taut and surprising; I liked the way the horrible

authority figure can never quite be dismissed, he might just save all

there lives. The ironies packed into its 72 minutes are all handled with

a light touch.

The cast seems inexperienced but mostly do just fine. Mike Green

would go on to play the boss in Albert Brook's great meltdown scene in

"Lost In America." Few know about this film, see it if you can. It stands nicely

along side "Miracle Mile." I wonder if history will ever make these

movies obsolete?


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