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Def-Con 4 (1985)

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Two men and a woman circle the globe in a satellite armed with a nuclear device. The third world war breaks out, and a few months later the satellite crashes. They survive the crash but one... See full summary »

Directors:

Paul Donovan, Digby Cook (as Digby C. Cook) | 1 more credit »

Writer:

Paul Donovan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lenore Zann ... J.J.
Maury Chaykin ... Vinny
Kate Lynch ... Jordan
Kevin King Kevin King ... Gideon Hayes
John Walsch John Walsch ... Walker
Tim Choate ... Howe
Jeff Pustil Jeff Pustil ... Lacey
Donna King Donna King ... Alice
Alan MacGillivray Alan MacGillivray ... Boomer (as Allan MacGillivray)
Florence Paterson Florence Paterson ... Mrs. Boyd
Karen Kennedy Karen Kennedy ... WWN Newscaster (as Karen Kenedy)
Ken Ryan Ken Ryan ... Newscaster
Geoff Harrington Geoff Harrington ... Vicious Trooper
Al Foster Al Foster ... Oldster
Hugh Orr Hugh Orr ... Squad Leader
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Storyline

Two men and a woman circle the globe in a satellite armed with a nuclear device. The third world war breaks out, and a few months later the satellite crashes. They survive the crash but one man gets killed by survivors and the other man gets caught. The woman stays by the remains of the the satellite but is soon caught by evil punks who have taken power. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Taglines:

The last defense. The last hope. The battle for the future of the world has begun.

Genres:

Action | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 March 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Condição de Defesa See more »

Filming Locations:

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

CAD 1,750,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$210,904, 17 March 1985, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,057,064
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

A film infamous among sci-fi fans for misleading artwork, as the painting used on the poster and video/DVD boxes bears no resemblance to anything that occurs in the actual film. See more »

Goofs

The coordinates for the uncontaminated survival station, 62.17.20N 19.02.40E, are actually in the Gulf Of Bothnia between Sweden and Finland and there is no land mass there. See more »

Quotes

Vinny: What kind of areolas does she have? Pink, brown, or red?
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Crazy Credits

[Prologue title after credits] It is the day after tomorrow. The ultimate nuclear defense system has been perfected. Security has been achieved. Global conflict is now unthinkable. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Wanted: Dead or Alive (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

When Johnny Comes Marching Home
(uncredited)
Lyrics by Louis Lambert (as Patrick Gilmore)
Traditional melody
Performed by Lenore Zann and Florence Paterson
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Revenge of the 80's: Apocaplypse Now!
17 January 2005 | by Captain_CouthSee all my reviews

Def-Con 4 (1985) was a surprisingly good low budget take on World World 3. Despite the low budget and the cast of minor actors, it works. The landscape and the situations the residents on a heavily radioactive Earth are a lot similar to what it would actually be like compared to most movies that were made during this time.

A nuclear warhead equipped space station is circling above the stratosphere when the unthinkable happens. Nuclear holocaust! In a pickle, the crew aboard the space station must make several decisions in order for them to survive in a world that's nearly impossible to survive on. Can they do it? What kind of world awaits their return? A watchable film that will give you a good time if in the right mood.

Recommended.


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