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A State of Emergency (1986)

PG | | Drama | November 1986 (USA)
A nuclear physicist concludes that constant nuclear testing will bring about the apocalypse, so he attempts to warn US and USSR officials, as well as contact a Portuguese women who claims Virgin Marry warned her about this in 1911.

Director:

Richard C. Bennett
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Cast

Credited cast:
Martin Sheen ... Dr. Alex Carmody
Peter Firth ... Dr. Kenneth Parrish
Tim Pigott-Smith ... Father Joe Ryan
Frances Tomelty ... Jackie Hampton
Kenneth Haigh
Dudley Sutton ... Soviet professor
Bobby Sherman Bobby Sherman
Fionnula Flanagan ... Diane Carmody
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Valerie Braddell
Judith Burnett Judith Burnett
Ramon Estevez ... Brian Carmody
Peggy Frankston Peggy Frankston
François Guétary François Guétary
Daniel Wozniak Daniel Wozniak ... Uri
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A nuclear physicist concludes that constant nuclear testing will bring about the apocalypse, so he attempts to warn US and USSR officials, as well as contact a Portuguese women who claims Virgin Marry warned her about this in 1911.

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A chain reaction. Only he can stop it. Tomorrow's dawn is in his hands.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG
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At 13:18 when Dr Carmody is about to reverse out of his driveway returning to the laboratory, (after Dr Parrish's revelation of the results of his experiment to the media), a dog can be clearly seen outside the hedges, in the front of the lawn. A second later the dog is gone. See more »

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A fascinating blend of science and religion.
20 January 2003 | by ConvolutoSee all my reviews

I saw this wonderful movie on video many years ago and was completely swept up in it like the rest of us who had gathered to watch it. The development of the main character whose scientific background leads him to a religious revelation really hit home for me.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chain Reaction See more »

Filming Locations:

New Mexico, USA See more »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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EsStar Productions See more »
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Mono

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Color
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