By Dawn's Early Light

TitleBy Dawn's Early Light
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1990
AuthorsSholder, Jack
Running Time100 minutes
Date Released5/19/1990
DistributorHBO Pictures
CountryUnited States
Publication Languageenglish, russian

Late in the Cold War, rogue Soviet agents lead the two superpowers to engage in a nuclear holocaust. Soviets who are hostile to an ongoing thaw between the Soviet Union and the United States launch a nuclear strike on their own country and China, prompting all three nations to launch nuclear war. The confusion and chaos make it difficult for the premier and president to communicate effectively to end the disaster. 


Powers Boothe

Rebecca De Mornay

James Earl Jones

Martin Landau

Darren McGavin

Rip Torn

Jeffrey DeMunn

Peter MacNicol

Glenn Withrow

Ronald William Lawrence

Kieran Mulroney

Nicolas Coster

Ken Jenkins

Randal Patrick

Daniel Benzali


Produced by Thomas M. Hammel

Directed by Jack Sholder

Written by Bruce Gilbert

Cinematography by Alexander Gruszynski

Edited by Tony Lombardo

Music by Trevor Jones and Paul Hulme


Drama, Thriller, Action, Sci-Fi

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