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This Is Not a Test (1962)

Not Rated | | Drama, Sci-Fi
A highway patrolman stops motorists on a highway after he hears news reports of a possible nuclear attack.

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Seamon Glass ...
Thayer Roberts ...
Jacob Elliot Saunders
Aubrey Martin ...
Juney
Mary Morlas ...
Cheryl Hudson
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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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Roadblock on the Highway to Hell
26 November 2000 | by (Chico, CA) – See all my reviews

A group of motorists traveling a remote mountain road are stopped at a roadblock by a no-nonsense highway patrolman, who is looking for an escaped felon. Suddenly, over the cop's radio comes the news that enemy ICBMs are on the way. Of course, society -- represented in microcosm by the small group -- freaks out, trying to come to grips with the fact that they are trapped between a rock and a hard place, with almost certain death only minutes away. This very low-budget Cold War flick is actually fairly effective and is played plausibly, with decent performances turned in by the virtually unknown cast. Tautly suspenseful, and well worth tracking down.


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