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Red Alert (1977)

A computer at a nuclear power plant malfunctions and receives erroneous information of a radiation leak. It seals off the compound, trapping the crew inside.

Director:

William Hale (as Billy Hale)

Writers:

Harold King (novel), Sandor Stern
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Devane ... Frank Brolen
Michael Brandon ... Carl Wyche
Adrienne Barbeau ... Judy Wyche
Ralph Waite ... Henry Stone
David Hayward ... Larry Cadwell
M. Emmet Walsh ... Sheriff Sweeney
Don Wiseman Don Wiseman ... Bill Yancy
Don Rausch Don Rausch ... Dryer
John Martin John Martin ... Ajax
Howard Finch Howard Finch ... Harry Holland
Dan Ammerman ... Rogers
Charles Krohn Charles Krohn ... Parker
Arnie Shayne Arnie Shayne ... Business Man
Charles J. Bailey Charles J. Bailey ... Airline Clerk
Dixie Taylor Dixie Taylor ... Mrs. Kerwin

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Storyline

A computer at a nuclear power plant malfunctions and receives erroneous information of a radiation leak. It seals off the compound, trapping the crew inside.

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Thriller

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Trivia

Jim Siedow's voice was dubbed by another actor. See more »

Goofs

The multi-million dollar Proteus computer misspells equipment as equiptment. See more »

Quotes

Henry Stone: [on the phone with the Secretary of Defense] We were scheduled to change the rods tomorrow, sir. No sir. If we lost what's left of the cooling system, sir, the heat would melt the fuel rods right through the bottom of the reactor, sir. The China Syndrome.
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Retro - radiation ...........
21 August 2010 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

Sabotage is suspected at a Minnesota nuclear power plant, and a struggle ensues involving government response by the book (Ralph Waite), and logic prevailing (William Devane). Also thickening the plot is a massive computer, political implications of a meltdown, and personal tragedy. Ethical questions abound, and someone has to make the life and death decisions. "Red Alert" is really a unique viewing experience. It has decent character development, an exciting story, and will make you think, even if it is only about an impending disaster, and it's implications for everyone concerned. This is truly an involving and entertaining film. - MERK


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 May 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alerta roja See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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