This is Not A Test

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Overview

Writer/producer/director Chris Angel examines the paranoia of life in the age of terrorism with this drama about a Los Angeles man who attempts to prepare for the worst after becoming convinced that his city has been targeted for a nuclear attack. Carl Hill Harper and Vivian Ashby Robinne Lee are a young couple just getting started in life. They're attempting to conceive a child, and as Carl spends his days mentoring inner-city teens, Viv goes to work for a progressive candidate for city council. Their ideal life...
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Overview

Writer/producer/director Chris Angel examines the paranoia of life in the age of terrorism with this drama about a Los Angeles man who attempts to prepare for the worst after becoming convinced that his city has been targeted for a nuclear attack. Carl Hill Harper and Vivian Ashby Robinne Lee are a young couple just getting started in life. They're attempting to conceive a child, and as Carl spends his days mentoring inner-city teens, Viv goes to work for a progressive candidate for city council. Their ideal life is shattered when Carl begins experiencing a recurring dream in which he fails to save Viv after terrorists set off a nuclear bomb in the city. Upon seeing a news report alerting citizens to a heightened terrorist threat in Los Angeles, Carl finally decides to conquer his fears by becoming more proactive. It's during a seminar hosted by terrorism expert Robert Forte Eddie Cahill that Carl first encounters comedian Tom Arnold playing himself. Arnold, too, is concerned about nuclear terrorism, and hires Carl to design a fallout shelter for his Malibu home. When Carl decides to build his own fallout shelter, Viv begins to think that his paranoia has finally gotten the best of him, and refers him to one of her co-workers, LAPD officer Rick Smyth Gordon Currie. But Rick has an ulterior motive in talking to Carl, and purposefully gives him bad advice in hopes of driving he and Viv further apart. Though Carl hatches a plan to sidestep the disaster by moving to Canada, Viv's candidate wins the election and refuses to leave Los Angeles. Later, when Carl arrives at Santa Monica Airport determined to get out of the city while he still can, the civil defense warning system goes off, forcing him to decide between making a quick escape, or venturing back into the city to be with the woman he loves.
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Special Features

Audio commentary with director Christopher Angel and actors Hill Harper, Robinne Lee & Tom Arnold; Trailer; Deleted/extended scenes; Alternate opening and ending scenes
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/20/2009
  • UPC: 014381518627
  • Original Release: 2008
  • Rating:

  • Source: Image Entertainment
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:29:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 77,213

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Hill Harper Carl Ashby
Tom Arnold Himself
Robinne Lee Viv
Eddie Cahill Robert Forte
Gordon Currie Rick Smyth
Technical Credits
Chris Angel Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Tom Arnold Executive Producer
Adam Coleite Editor
Hill Harper Producer
Eric Hayes Producer
Alan Ari Lazar Score Composer
Alan Lazar Score Composer
Paul Spadone Production Designer
Charles Swanson Cinematographer
Ryan Westheimer Co-producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- This Is Not a Test
1. Terrorists [2:54]
2. Under Stress [5:46]
3. Be Prepared [4:09]
4. The List [2:28]
5. Dinner Party [6:49]
6. Just Talk [2:47]
7. Go With Your Heart [7:27]
8. This Is America [4:29]
9. Trying to Save a Guy [4:40]
10. Right to Bear Arms [4:40]
11. Emergency Management [3:52]
12. Robbed [5:46]
13. Canada [4:34]
14. Sacrifice [9:18]
15. To Be or Not to Be [4:10]
16. Emergency Broadcast System [6:15]
17. What About All These People? [5:14]
18. End Credits [3:26]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- This Is Not a Test
   Play
   Set-Up
      Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1
      Audio: Dolby Digital Surround
      Subtitles: English SDH
      Subtitles: Spanish
      Subtitles: None
   Scenes
   Extras
      Feature Commentary With Writer/Director Christopher Angel, Producers/Actors Hill Harper and Robinne
      Scene-Specific Commentary With Writer/Director Christopher Angel and Producer/Actor Tom Arnold
      Alternate Opening With Director Commentary: On
      Alternate Opening With Director Commentary: Off
      Alternate Ending With Director Commentary: On
      Alternate Ending With Director Commentary: Off
      Deleted/Extended Scenes
         Play All
         Teresa at the Picnic
         Viv Takes Pregnancy Test
         Carl Meets Tom
         Tom Tells Carl to Build It
         The Teens Saw Tom on TV
         Miguel's Problem With Bullies
         Carl's Other Nightmare About Viv
         Tom and Carl's Fireside Chat
         Carl Decides to Go to Canada
         Carl's Vision of Airport Guard During Attack
         Carl's Vison of City Worker's Durning Attack
         Director's Commentary: On
         Director's Commentary: Off
      Trailer
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    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great original DVD!

    We thoroughly enjoyed this delightful and original movie. Loved the cast, plot, creativity, etc!

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