By Dawn's Early Light (1990) - Rotten Tomatoes

By Dawn's Early Light (1990)





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Soviet radicals upset with the thawing of the Cold War explode a nuclear weapon in Russia, setting off a series of events that may very well trigger World War III. The president (Martin Landau) has been isolated after a helicopter accident and must outwit government and military officials who are attempting to go forward with the war. The film centers on the relationship between a pair of American pilots who have been ordered to bomb the U.S.S.R. and the attempts by some factions to bring them home before global Armageddon.more
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Television, Mystery & Suspense
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Written By: Bruce Gilbert
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On DVD: Jun 1, 2004
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Smart and edgy action drama...this movie starts fast and only accelerates...razor sharp performances by the entire cast...this is an edge of your seat thrill ride that captivates your attention...don't miss it!

alan jay

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a really good tv movie akin to the Day After and Dr. Strangelove scenarios of WW3 of the USA VS the Soviet Union and the normalcy of living under the gun of mutually assured destruction.

Despite the low budget and small sets, this movie manages to be compelling from start to finish. The acting is top notch, and the fact that this could actually happen makes it all the more chilling.

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