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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 Pankhurst Helen Pankhurst ... Second newsreader
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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Details

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

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Goofs

The newspaper article says Sam is missing from the USS Enterprise. The ship he is on when sailing into Sydney is the USS Marvin Shields (FF-1066), and when responding to the peace protesters is the USS Lockwood (FF-1064). 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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Soundtracks

Short Memory
Written by Rob Hirst, Jim Moginie and Peter Garrett
Performed by Midnight Oil
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Australian take on nuclear apocalypse
30 September 2002 | by sallen7See all my reviews

I saw this film in the late 1980s on the local uhf television station. I think this film is what piqued my interest in Australian films. I have thought about this film from time to time and have looked for it but to no avail.

This may not be a masterpiece but the film is rather enjoyable. The setting takes place near a stage while on the world stage we are made aware some nuclear powers are waging war.

The world is not over yet and you sense the realization the end is near has not completely sunk in but there is a sadness or sense of imminent loss.

I really like the fact that the actors looked like ordinary people and like ordinary people they responded to the news in an ordinary way as perhaps a person in their late teens or early twenties would. It is a rude awakening to the harshness of life but somehow the characters manage to make the most of it.

This film does not appear to be on dvd or vhs but I hope it becomes available soon. It is sad that teen movies today seem to lack distinction.


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