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Nuclear Family - October 26, 1962 

Sam must deal with the panic associated with the Cuban Missile Crisis as a Florida fallout shelter salesman.

Director:

James Whitmore Jr.

Writers:

Donald P. Bellisario (created by), Paul Brown
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Scott Bakula ... Dr. Sam Beckett
Dean Stockwell ... Admiral Al Calavicci
Timothy Carhart ... Mac Ellroy
Kurt Fuller ... Burt 'The Turtle' Rosencranz
Kim Flowers ... Kate Ellroy
Robert Hy Gorman ... Stevie Ellroy
Candace Hutson ... Kimberly Ellroy (as Candy Hutson)
Delia Salvi Delia Salvi ... Mrs. Klingman
Patrick M. Bruneau Patrick M. Bruneau ... Eddie Ellroy
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Storyline

Sam leaps into Eddie Ellroy, a college student who is visiting his brother in South Florida during the height of the October missile crisis in 1962. Eddie's brother Mac sells bomb shelters for a living and the crisis is proving to be good fodder for increasing sales. Al tells Sam that that evening the Ellroys' neighbor, Bert Rosecranz, will be shot as he tries in a panic to force himself into the bunker during what they all think is a nuclear attack. As a result Mac goes to jail and the family is destroyed. Sam tries to allay everyone's fears by suggesting it will all blow over but they are all genuinely scared and preparing for the worse. Just as President Kennedy goes on television to announce a resolution to the confrontation, there is a power blackout leading them all to believe they are under attack. Written by garykmcd

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TV-PG
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Trivia

The title refers to a family constituting a father and mother and their children as opposed to an extended family. See more »

Goofs

The Zenith Solid State Chromacolor II television in the living room is of early 1980's vintage. You could clearly see the trademark information on the front of the set. There were no solid-state televisions in 1962 AND no rectangular tube color sets. See more »

Quotes

Stevie Ellroy: Hey, Uncle Eddie!
Dr. Sam Beckett: Hey.
Stevie Ellroy: What you doin'?
Dr. Sam Beckett: Nuthin'. What're you doin'?
Stevie Ellroy: Nuthin'. Wanna join me?
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Language:

English

Release Date:

15 May 1991 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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