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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 »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... J.J.
... Vinny
... Jordan
Kevin King ... Gideon Hayes
John Walsch ... Walker
... Howe
Jeff Pustil ... Lacey
Donna King ... Alice
Alan MacGillivray ... Boomer (as Allan MacGillivray)
Florence Paterson ... Mrs. Boyd
Karen Kennedy ... WWN Newscaster (as Karen Kenedy)
Ken Ryan ... Newscaster
Geoff Harrington ... Vicious Trooper
Al Foster ... Oldster
Hugh Orr ... Squad Leader
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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 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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The last defense. The last hope. The battle for the future of the world has begun.

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Action | Sci-Fi

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15 March 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Condição de Defesa  »

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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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Trivia

The U.S. military Defense Condition (DEFCON) system actually counts down from five (normal peacetime operations) down to DEFCON 1 (maximum readiness for nuclear war), despite the film's title implying DEFCON 4 was reached during a full-scale nuclear war. DEFCON 4 is actually only being slightly more prepared for war than a standard peacetime defense condition. The highest confirmed DEFCON was DEFCON 2, during the Cuban Missile Crisis. 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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[Epilogue title over last scene} The final victory has been won. Mankind can now rest in peace. See more »

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References The Aftermath (1982) See more »

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