By Dawn's Early Light

By Dawn's Early Light


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By Dawn's Early Light

Soviet radicals upset with the thawing of the Cold War explode a nuclear weapon in Russia, setting off a series of events that may very well trigger World War III. The president (Martin Landau) has been isolated after a helicopter accident and must outwit government and military officials who are attempting to go forward with the war. The film centers on the relationship between a pair of American pilots who have been ordered to bomb the U.S.S.R. and the attempts by some factions to bring them home before global Armageddon.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/19/2013
UPC: 0883316761397
Original Release: 1990
Rating: PG-13
Source: Hbo Archives
Time: 1:41:00
Sales rank: 6,787

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Powers Boothe Cassidy
Rebecca de Mornay Moreau
James Earl Jones Alice
Martin Landau President
Darren McGavin Condor
Jeffrey DeMunn Harpoon
Peter MacNicol Sedgewicke
Rip Torn Colonel Fargo
Glenn Withrow Tyler
Ronald William Lawrence Hooker
Nicolas Coster Actor
Ken Jenkins Actor
Randal Patrick Actor
Daniel Benzali Actor
Glenn Morshower Actor
Robert O'Reilly Actor
Annabella Price Actor
Jon Cedar Actor
Katherine Cortez Actor
Steve Eastin Actor
Ann Gillespie Actor
Mike Gomez Actor
Adrian Ricard Actor
Pat Skipper Actor
Danielle von Zerneck Actor
Kieran Mulroney Actor
Richard Assad Actor

Technical Credits
Jack Sholder Director
Bruce Gilbert Screenwriter
Alexander Gruszynski Cinematographer
Thomas M. Hammel Producer
Trevor Jones Score Composer
Tony Lombardo Editor
Michael Novotny Production Designer

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4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been waiting for this on DVD for some time. This is a thrilling post-cold war nuclear thriller. It has an all star cast and will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end. A must have!
Guest More than 1 year ago
A terrific "could this really have happened" story. Everyone's nightmare come true, similar to "Fail Safe," yet a different take on the subject. Kept me on the edge of my seat until the very end, and even though I know how it ends, I keep watching it because it is my favorite cold war story, even more so than "Hunt for Red October" (Sorry Sean Connery but Powers Boothe really rocks! Even though Rebecca De Mornay makes a realistic co-pilot she can't substitute for Sam Neill.). Only "On the Beach," "The Day After," and "Testament" surpasses this movie in thrills and scares. Worth buying to have in one's library.
Guest More than 1 year ago
what would happen if our government lost control of its nuclear weapons? this movie shows us just how horrible the results could be. with exciting action sequences and heart pounding plots, this one will keep you on the edge of your is also a touching story of one man's fight to do the right thing and one general's ultimate sacrafice to preserve peace and humanity.