The crew of a nuclear bomber attack the Soviet Union while the President of the United States tries desperately to regain control of his military after his helicopter crashes during a limited nuclear exchange in this film with a scenario similar to Fail-Safe (1964) and Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964). Originally a made for cable movie, it concentrates on the relationship between a veteran pilot and his female co-pilot and the president's attempt to wrest control away from a war-mongering successor.
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Four People. Three Minutes. Two Choices. One Chance For Survival.
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Final film to depict a fictional World War III prior to the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics aka the Soviet Union aka Russia). The Matte World Digital websites states: "By Dawn's Early Light
(1990), produced in the 1980's, was the last of the 'what if the weapons get loose' cold war suspense thrillers released before the fall of the Soviet Union." See more
In the cast credits, the character that reads "Lt Hooker" should read "Sgt Hooker"? After Maj O'Toole's death, Maj Cassidy tells Sgt Hooker that he has just received the first battlefield commission of this war, which means he is now a Second Lieutenant. See more
Hell, most Soviet bombers are so old they still use propellers. The Minnesota Air National Guard could probably knock them down.
Well, do you want to get on the phone and order them into the air, Colonel, because every transistor in Minnesota is BURNED OUT!
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DON'T CALL HIM A COWBOY
Written by Debbie Hupp, Johnny MacRae and Bob Morrison
Performed by Conway Twitty
Courtesy Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products, Music City Music Inc.
(administered by EMI April Music Inc) and Southern Days Music (administered by CMI) See more