When Harry (Anthony Edwards) meets Julie (Mare Winningham) at the La Brea Tar Pits, it's love at first sight. But when Harry's alarm clock fails to go off, he misses their scheduled date by several hours. Alone on a street corner at four in the morning, he answers a ringing pay phone and picks up a garbled message that all-out nuclear war is set to begin in an hour's time. With the clock ticking and the city spiralling into chaos, can Harry somehow track down Julie and get them both to safety before Armageddon?
Some films need to stay buried in the 1980s
- Miracle Mile review by ER
A friend at work was telling me about this film so I put it on my CP list. Aside from ticking a list off made up of lost 80s actors,this end of the world film has one thing going for it, the Tangerine Dream soundtrack. Wish I could say something else in its favour but the film's plot defies logic, a trombone playing doofus turns out the a gun wielding maniac intent on warning everyone he meets of a nuclearstrike descending on LA within the hour. The script seems to have been written by 700 blindfolded people as one line of dialogue bears no relationship to the next and scenes go nowhere and characters remain toilet paper thin. It's dodgy, dated and bad in the bad sense. Sorry, but not all 80s movies are golden.