Special Bulletin (1983)





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Advertised as "a realistic depiction of fictional events," the harrowing speculative drama Special Bulletin was shot on videotape and staged as an actual late-breaking news event. The story concerns a group of anti-nuclear activists who take over the waterfront of Charleston, South Carolina. The group wants the 968 nuclear warheads located in the Charleston area to be disarmed immediately; if this demand is not met, the activists will detonate their own nuclear device. Written by Marshall … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By: ,
Written By: Marshall Herskovitz
On DVD: Mar 27, 1991
Warner Bros.

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as Dr. Bruce Lyman

as John Woodley

as Frieda Barton

as Susan Myles

as Dr. Jason Halpern

as Megan Barclay

as Jonathan E. Herman

as Diane Silverman

as Dr. David McKeeson

as Jim Seaver

as Morton Sanders
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keeps you staring at the screen

April 24, 2008

[A]as much a lampoon on the media as it is an expression of cultural anxieties about nuclear weapons...

Full Review… | August 6, 2005
Flick Filosopher

Audience Reviews for Special Bulletin

A 1980's TV movie done as a newscast about terrorists threatening to blow up Charleston, SC with a nuke that is as much about the role the media plays in events as it is about the possibility of nuclear terrorism. The realistic setting keeps you watching, and the ending (which i won't spoil) is heart wrenching and terrifying at the same time.

Devin C

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