Deadline (1981)

Genres - Action, Drama, Thriller  |   Run Time - 94 min.  |   Countries - Australia, Canada  |  
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Poorly acted, unintentionally funny in parts, and with transparent literary pretensions, this horror film is about a well-established screenwriter who loses the ability to distinguish between his fantasy world and the real world -- with disastrous consequences. As he ruminates on his place in any world and loses his grip, he also loses his wife (not misplaced, she leaves him) and his children's respect, and critics tear him apart. The final undoing of this screenwriter is a deadline that must be met at all costs -- and the costs turn out to be too great.

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nuclear, threat, blackmail, earthquake, fantasy, journalism, nuclear-holocaust, nuclear-threat, obsession, reality, terrorism