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One Night Stand (1984)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 5 May 1984 (USA)
In Australia, four teenagers in a Sydney theater are astounded to hear the news that a nuclear war has broken out in Eastern Europe. They try to figure out the best way they can survive the coming conflagration.

Director:

John Duigan

Writer:

John Duigan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tyler Coppin ... Sam
Cassandra Delaney ... Sharon
Jay Hackett Jay Hackett ... Brendan
Saskia Post ... Eva
David Pledger David Pledger ... Tony
Michael Cloyd Michael Cloyd ... American sailor
Todd Boyce ... American sailor
Justin Monjo Justin Monjo ... American sailor
John Krummel John Krummel ... News Personality
Richard Morecroft Richard Morecroft ... First Newsreader
Helen Panckhurst Helen Panckhurst ... Second newsreader (as Helen Pankhurst)
Frankie Raymond Frankie Raymond ... Frankie
Peggy Thompson Peggy Thompson ... Sam's mother
Monica McDonald Monica McDonald ... Sam's U.S. girlfriend
Ian Gilmour ... Sharon's ex-boyfriend
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Storyline

In Australia, four teenagers in the Sydney Opera House are horrified to hear the news that nuclear war has broken out in Eastern Europe. They try to figure out the best way they can survive the coming conflagration. At the film's end, it is left uncertain whether Sydney will be hit by nuclear weapons, although the US spy facility at Pine Gap has been obliterated. Written by Tom Sellick

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A world gone mad... See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Australia | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 May 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die letzte Nacht See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Goofs

The time the nuclear device hit Jervis Bay is quoted on the radio in Eastern Standard Time. The film is set mostly on New Year's Eve and New South Wales has had summer daylight savings since 1971. The time should have been quoted as Eastern Daylight Time or Easter Summer Time. See more »

Quotes

Sam: Nuclear bombs... if you think about it, if there was a kid in outer-space doing a science project on human-beings, he'd have to say we're all crazy.
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Connections

Features Metropolis (1927) See more »

Soundtracks

Sonata - The 94th Psalm
Written by Stefan Runge (as Julius Reubke)
Performed by Michael Dudman
Courtesy of the NSW State Conservatorium of Music
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It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine . . .
13 December 2000 | by feelinglistlessSee all my reviews

This film has all the hallmarks of an early nineties indie movie. Small cast (four people). Single locale (the Sydney Opera house). Single plot thrust (the end of the world). But look at the date. 1984. So when John Hughes was messing about with teen - movies and the USA thought Tootsie was one of the greatest films of all time, Oz had greater concerns. Almost creating its own genre - the pre-apocalyptic movie - this film deftly shows what would actually happen in case of such an emergency. Nothing much. People would still go on dates. They'd probably hang out. Some sex might go on. Then everyone might die. What's so lovely about this film, is that they are real people. You can't really tell them apart. They don't have stereotypes. In fact only the navy officer really stands out. We like them because they are like us. If I was in that situation, I'd probably go a bit stir crazy. If you happen to see this film around, do go see - if nothing else you get to see what the Sydney Opera House looks like at night when everyone's gone home . . .


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