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

By Dawn's Early Light (1990)





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The world holds its breath and prays for salvation when an unidentified nuclear missile explodes over a Soviet city. Assuming the U.S. is to blame, the Russians immediately launch their warheads toward America. Ultimately, the world's fate lies in the hands of a pair of pilots who must decide whether or not to retaliate. This taut thriller was made for cable-television.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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