By Dawn's Early Light (1990)

Genres - Thriller, War  |   Sub-Genres - Disaster Film, Political Thriller  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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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.

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war, against-all-odds, criminal, false-accusation, life-choices, nuclear-holocaust, politician, terrorism, treason