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Special Bulletin (1983)

TV Movie | 103 min | Drama

A TV reporter and cameraman are taken hostage on a tugboat while covering a workers strike. The demands of the hostage-takers are to collect all the nuclear detonators in the Charleston, SC area so they may be detonated at sea. They ...See moreA TV reporter and cameraman are taken hostage on a tugboat while covering a workers strike. The demands of the hostage-takers are to collect all the nuclear detonators in the Charleston, SC area so they may be detonated at sea. They threaten to detonate a nuclear device of their own if their demand isn't met. Written by Keith Chang See less
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Writers
Marshall Herskovitz (teleplay) (story) | Edward Zwick (story)
Editor
Arden Rynew (video tape)
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Updated Mar 20, 1983

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Mar 20, 1983 (United States)

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7.7 / 10 | 946 votes