Special Bulletin (1983)





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This harrowing speculative drama is staged as an actual late-breaking news event. The story concerns a group of anti-nuclear activists. 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.
Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Warner Bros.


Christopher Allport
as Steven Levitt
David Clennon
as Dr. Bruce Lyman
Ed Flanders
as John Woodley
Rosalind Cash
as Frieda Barton
Kathryn Walker
as Susan Myles
Frank Dent
as Dr. Jason Halpern
Roxanne Hart
as Megan Barclay
Peter Hobbs
as Jonathan E. Herman
Roberta Maxwell
as Diane Silverman
David Rasche
as Dr. David McKeeson
Ebbe Roe Smith
as Jim Seaver
Lane Smith
as Morton Sanders
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Critic Reviews for Special Bulletin

All Critics (2)

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
Devin C

Unbelievably powerful film shot as live, up-to-the-minute news broadcast about a terrorist threat to destroy Charleston, S.C. with a nuclear bomb. Tense, moving, devastating. Slightly dated but just as strong.

Robert Burns
Robert Burns

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