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Soviet War Scare 1983 (2007)

Soviet War Scare 1983 is a TV movie starring Robert Cambrinus, Olegar Fedoro, and Gina McKee. On November 8th 1983 World War III almost began, and with it a nuclear apocalypse. This day is now acknowledged as one of most perilous on the whole of the Cold War.

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... Colonel Stanislav Petrov
... Russian General
... Herself - Narrator (voice)
... V. Kruchkov
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ted Bliss ... Himself
Maxim Devetyarov ... Himself (as Col. Maxim Devetyarov)
Ben Fischer ... Himself
... Himself (as Robert M. Gates)
Oleg Gordievsky ... Himself
Werner Grossmann ... Himself
John Hughes-Wilson ... Himself (as Col. John Hughes-Wilson)
Oleg Kalugin ... Himself
Igor Kondriatev ... Himself (as Gen. Igor Kondriatev)
Vladimir Kryuchkov ... Himself
Sergei Lokot ... Himself
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On November 8th 1983 World War III almost began, and with it a nuclear apocalypse. This day is now acknowledged as one of most perilous on the whole of the Cold War.

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19 September 2007 (USA)  »

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1983 - Am atomaren Abgrund  »

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Russian General: Five times you switched off the missile attack warning. You breached military rules and air defence regulations. Why?
Colonel Stanislav Petrov: Because no one starts a nuclear war with five rockets.
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Bad Language by the Narrator
2 February 2009 | by See all my reviews

This is a great documentary drama, except for the constant bad language of the narrator, Gina McKee.

McKee has at least as big a bad language problem as George W. Bush. Neither Bush nor McKee can say "nuclear": Both say "nucular". And, if anyone tells you that is not bad language then do not believe them.

For an actor, or journalist, or what ever McKee is, a single word mispronounced in a show might be forgiven. However, this is bad constantly. The narrator can not avoid it, especially as the subject is about the prospect of "nuclear" war so the word comes up constantly.

However, after the Producer (Henry Chancellor) and Executive Producers (Taylor Downing and Sam Organ) and/or almost anyone else involved had spoken to McKee about the project, and done nothing, then they become equally responsible for the bad language.

What if a show is about writing a book, and the narrator constantly talks about the "wroter" of the book? Or, about elephants and the narrator calls them "efalants". Or, about television and the narrator says "telovision".

This show deserves a re-dub, to take out the constant bad language of the narrator, Gina McKee.

Otherwise, it scores 8-9.


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