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By Dawn's Early Light (1990)

PG 05/19/1990 (US) TV MovieActionDramaThriller 1h 41m
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Four people... Three minutes... Two choices... One chance for survival.


A nuclear warhead launched by Soviet insurgents protesting the waning Cold War destroys the Ukrainian city of Donetsk. The destruction sets off a race between American and Soviet politicians to prevent a nuclear holocaust. While the U.S. president feverishly works to keep the military and political machine from going into overdrive, various subordinates panic. When the president is believed to be killed in a helicopter crash, zealous advisers take over.

  1. Jack Sholder


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  1. Powers Boothe

    Powers Boothe

    Maj. Cassidy

  2. Rebecca De Mornay

    Rebecca De Mornay

    Capt. Moreau

  3. James Earl Jones

    James Earl Jones

    Looking Glass General - 'Alice'

  4. Martin Landau

    Martin Landau


  5. Darren McGavin

    Darren McGavin

    Condor - Secretary of Interior

  6. Jeffrey DeMunn

    Jeffrey DeMunn

    E-4 Admiral - 'Harpoon'

  7. Rip Torn

    Rip Torn

    E-4 Col. Fargo

  8. Peter MacNicol

    Peter MacNicol

    Lt. Cmdr. Tom Sedgewicke

  9. Glenn Withrow

    Glenn Withrow


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By Dawn's Early Light
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Original Language English

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