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DEFCON-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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Trivia

The Nemesis mission is a joint Canadian-US space station, as evidenced by the Canadian and American flags on the space suit that Capt. Walker wears for a repair spacewalk. 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

Gideon Hayes: Okay, Boomer. How do you want your steak cooked?
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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 »


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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Grim Canadian post-apocalyptic flick.
20 May 2003 | by capkronosSee all my reviews

Bleak sci-fi begins with three astronauts who are forced to crashland on post-nuke earth after a nuclear holocaust. Much of the population has been wiped out, but those who remain are either savage mutant cannibals (who are first seen carving meat slices off of a severed leg) or unbelievably sadistic punks who imprison innocent people in a slave camp and are led by a fascist Hitler clone (Kenneth King). The special effects work (especially at the beginning) is good, the cast tries and there are some interesting things that happen, but overall it's a grim and unenjoyable film. The script could have used a polish or two.

Score: 3 out of 10


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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:

CAD1,750,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$210,904, 17 March 1985

Gross USA:

$1,057,064

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,057,064
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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