By Dawn's Early Light
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1990
Director: Jack Sholder
Rating: NR(Television)
UPC [Locale]: 026359-044021
Running time: 1:40 (100 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 1.33:1, Full Frame
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: June 15, 2004
Collection type: Owned (#25)
Status: Available
Purchase date: April 30, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 9 / 10
Review (video): 5 / 10
Overview
Nuclear War–a nightmare that may become reality for the world in this riveting thriller. When a fanatical group opposed to friendly U.S./Soviet relations explodes a nuclear missile over a Russian city, it begins a chain reaction of accusations and actions that begin the groundwork for WWIII. As the clock ticks toward total nuclear annihilation, the American President and the Soviet President race toward a solution within their own camps as well as with each other. Two Air Force pilots involved romantically as well as professionally, Cassidy ('Powers Boothe') and Moreau ('Rebecca De Mornay'), are ordered to take their B-52 bomber into the air and await further instruction from the president ('Martin Landau'). But when it is reported that a bomb has killed the President, pilots Cassidy and Moreau are ordered to perform the "grand tour", the systematic bombing of the bunkers of all Russian leaders. Can these two follow through on a command that will mark the beginning of the end?
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Genres
Drama
Suspense/Thriller
Studios
Production Studios:
 • HBO Pictures
 • Paravision International, S.A.
 • HBO Video
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
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Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
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Crew
Direction
Jack Sholder....Director
Writing
William Prochnau....Original Material By
Bruce Gilbert....Screenwriter
Production
Thomas M. Hammel....Producer
Susan Moore....Producer
Bruce Gilbert....Executive Producer
Cinematography
Alexander Gruszynski....Cinematographer
Film Editing
Tony Lombardo....Film Editor
Music
Trevor Jones....Composer
Sound
Christopher Assells....Sound Editor
Dan Carlin Sr.....Sound Editor
Dave McMoyler....Sound Editor
Bob Beemer....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Bruce Bisenz....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Jan Brodin....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Paul Hulme....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Andy Nelson....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Edward F. Suski....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Michael Novotny....Production Designer
David Goldberg....Art Director
Cast
Powers Boothe....Maj. Cassidy
Rebecca de Mornay....Capt. Moreau
James Earl Jones....Looking Glass General - 'Alice'
Martin Landau....President
Darren McGavin....Condor - Secretary of Interior
Jeffrey DeMunn....E-4 Admiral - 'Harpoon'
Rip Torn....E-4 Col. Fargo
Peter MacNicol....Lt. Cmdr. Tom Sedgewicke
Glenn Withrow....Lt. Tyler
Ronald William Lawrence....Lt. Hooker
Kieran Mulroney....Lt. Radnor
Nicolas Coster....Gen. Renning - 'Icarus'
Ken Jenkins....Looking Glass Colonel - 'Sam'
Randal Patrick....Maj. O'Toole
Daniel Benzali....FEMA Director Bascombe
Robert O'Reilly....FEMA Radioman
Annabella Price....FEMA Bunker Nurse
Ann Gillespie....Looking Glass Captain
Dana Kimmell....Tyler's Wife
Glenn Morshower....F-18 Pilot
Jon Steuer....Timmy Tyler
Danielle von Zerneck....Radnor's Wife
Katherine Cortez....Moreau's Roommate
Jon Cedar....SAC Colonel
Paul Tompkins....SAC Aide #1
Tony Rayner....SAC Computer Operator
Richard Speight....SAC Guard
T. R. Marino....SAC Aide #2
Steve Eastin....Smitty
Steve Rankin....Col. Flanders - E-4 Pilot
Mike Gomez....E-4 Co-Pilot
Scott Trost....E-4 Radioman
Pat Skipper....Secret Service Agent
Adrian Ricard....Mother in Woods
Douglas Tolbert....Little Boy in Woods
Bill Moynihan....Hooded Medic
Dagmar Stanec....Turkish Controller
Ray Nazzari....Turkish Coordinating Inspector
Richard Assad....Turkish Controller