Late one night on a rural road in the western US, a policeman sets up a roadblock and begins stopping all traffic. When several cars and a big truck have stopped, he tells everyone why: a nuclear attack on the US appears to be underway, and since they have the truck there, their best chance at survival is to use it as a bomb shelter. Time is short and tensions in the small group quickly rise.
Did You Know?
At approximately the 14:00 mark, a character asks aloud if "CONELRAD knows what's going on", then several characters rush over to their cars to tune in their radios. Between 1951 and 1963, CONELRAD (Control of Electromagnetic Radiation) was an emergency broadcast system set up to inform American citizens in the event of enemy attack during the Cold War. In such an emergency, all United States television and FM radio stations were required to stop broadcasting. Upon alert, most AM medium-wave stations would shut down; the stations that stayed on the air would transmit emergency information at either AM 640 or AM 1240. (In fact, most radios manufactured during this time even had special marks printed on their dials at the 640 and 1240 spots.) In 1963, CONELRAD would be replaced by EBS (Emergency Broadcast System), and in 1997, EBS would be replaced by EAS (Emergency Alert System). See more
After a red alert is announced on the police radio both June and the deputy continue to refer to a yellow alert. See more
Deputy Sheriff Dan Colter
This is Colter. Give me a time check, please.
Because the cast was largely unknown, the opening credits list only the director and crew. No actor names appear. See more