Special Bulletin

TitleSpecial Bulletin
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1983
AuthorsZwick, Edward
Running Time105 minutes
Date Released1983
DistributorNational Broadcasting Company (NBC)
CountryUnited States
Mediumfilm
Publication LanguageEnglilsh
Abstract

This made-for-television film about nuclear weapons, hostage demands, and the media's coverage of it reflected Cold War tensions in the early 1980s. Its visual style and heightened realism prompted some viewers to believe they were watching a real-life event. Terrorists demand the destruction of all nuclear trigger devices in Charleston Harbor to disarm the United States and convince the Soviets to do the same. A television news crew, which had been covering a workers' strike, broadcasts their demands.

Cast

Ed Flanders

Kathryn Walker

Christopher Allport

David Clennon

Rosalind Cash

Roxanne Hart

 David Rasche

Lane Smith

Ebbe Roe Smith

Roberta Maxwell

J. Wesley Huston

Michael Madsen`

Credits

Directed by Edward Zwick

Written by Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick

Music by Ferdinand Jay Smith

Genre

Drama

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