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By Dawn's Early Light (1990)

PG-13
TV Movie | 100 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

The crew of a nuclear bomber attack the Soviet Union while the President of the United States tries desperately to regain control of his military after his helicopter crashes during a limited nuclear exchange in this film with a scenario ...See moreThe crew of a nuclear bomber attack the Soviet Union while the President of the United States tries desperately to regain control of his military after his helicopter crashes during a limited nuclear exchange in this film with a scenario similar to Fail-Safe and Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. Originally a made for cable movie, it concentrates on the relationship between a veteran pilot and his female co-pilot and the president's attempt to wrest control away from a war-mongering successor. Written by Keith Loh See less
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Writers
William Prochnau (novel "Trinity's Child") | Bruce Gilbert (teleplay)
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Junie Lowry-Johnson (as Junie Lowry)
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Updated Apr 24, 1990

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Apr 24, 1990 (United States)

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Rebecca De Mornay
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President President   See fewer
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Nicolas Coster
General Renning - 'Icarus' General Renning - 'Icarus'   See fewer
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Ken Jenkins
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Bascombe Bascombe   See fewer
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Annabella Price
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Ann Gillespie
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Glenn Morshower
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Dana Kimmell
Tyler's Wife (as Dana Kimmel Anderson) Tyler's Wife (as Dana Kimmel Anderson)   See fewer
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Timmy Tyler (as Jon Steuer) Timmy Tyler (as Jon Steuer)   See fewer
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Smitty Smitty   See fewer
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7.1 / 10 | 2,483 votes