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  • battyrat
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    Those protect and survive films brigs back the chills down my spine.

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  • NostalgiaGuy
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    That's it! Slightly different to how I remembered it, but that's definitely the one. Thanks for sharing! I can get on with my life now...

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  • I. R. Fincham
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    You can watch it here:

    http://www.mikesouthon.biz/file/MINI_SAGAS.html

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  • NostalgiaGuy
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    THE MYSTERY HAS FINALLY BEEN SOLVED!
    by williampurry over at imdb.


    It's The Best Ever Nuclear Fall out Shelter (1987) http://explore.bfi.org.uk/4ce2b79c9154d . No Trace of it online, sadly, but I'm satisfied that this is the one.

    Phew! That puts an end to years of googling, searching and head scratching. I want to say a big Thank-you to all who have shown an interest and tried to help, both here and on all the other forums I have posted on!
    Last edited by NostalgiaGuy; 17-05-2015, 21:09.

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  • NostalgiaGuy
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    I seem to have forgotten about this thread for a bit! Yes, I saw Blast From The Past too, Twocky61 - really enjoyed it. Wonder what Brendan Fraser is up to these days..?I've tried posting about this elsewhere, but it seems to have everybody stumped - which is a pity. Imagine being a budding film-maker who, after years of trying to scrape together the funding for a project they've nursed through film school finally gets to realise their vision and make that short film... only for it to be seen by a handful of people then quickly forgotten.Perhaps the film-makers themselves read this forum..? If so, please, please get in touch so we get this short the recognition it deserves! Also, to narrow things down a bit, I ought to mention that the film I saw it in front of was a U or PG certificate.

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  • Twocky61
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    A film with a similar storyline is:

    Blast From the Past (1999)

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0124298/

    Romantic comedy about a naive man who comes out into the world after being in a nuclear fallout shelter for 35 years.

    Starring: Brendan Fraser, Alicia Silverstone Christoher Walken
    Last edited by Twocky61; 18-08-2014, 09:10.

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  • NostalgiaGuy
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    Bump. Still want to solve this!

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  • NostalgiaGuy
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    Originally posted by PC66 View Post
    Can't help with the original question, I'm afraid, but like most children of the 1970's I remember the "Protect & Survive" films:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6677Eppc-sk

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziFOX6HPr24

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGMdnod8VPI
    It's genuinely chilling to watch those isn't it... knowing just how close we came. It's the matter-of-factness
    about them that kept me awake at night when I first saw them.

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  • PC66
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    Can't help with the original question, I'm afraid, but like most children of the 1970's I remember the "Protect & Survive" films:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6677Eppc-sk

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziFOX6HPr24

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGMdnod8VPI

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  • the fox
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    We had a ww2 air raid siren near us in London. Periodically in the early 80's they would test it in readiness. Our local library had leaflets on display detailing how to build shelters.

    I remember as a kid hearing about Reagan's "Star Wars" project and getting quite worried. Then when I was about 12 I watched the film "threads" on TV. It scared the fall out of me. I spent the rest of my early teenage years terrified that they were about to "drop the bomb" at any moment.

    The other day I was talking about this era to a guy who is 20. When I mentioned "THE Bomb", he asked, "which bomb is that?". Lol.

    Anyway, to the OP, good luck with the search.

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  • Shado66
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    Just goes to prove is different from the other persons perspective. As for myself, I remember things got pretty hot in the early 80's. I think it was after Brezhnev died in the USSR and things seemed to get more tense. Reagan had issued his "Evil Empire" speech and there seemed to be more public information around with Protect and survive etc. As NostalgiaGuy said there was a lot of tension with Greenham common protests and the TV dramas like "threads" and the american version "the day after". Apparently in 1981 we got pretty close to a disaster because the USSR thought the west was preparing for a preemptive strike when it conducted the "Able-Archer" war-games. I remember being in a geography class in Coventry in around 1980/81 when an early warning siren went off accidentally. For a few minutes it all went quiet. everyone just looked at one another. You could see the look of terror in peoples faces even the teacher. Then someone came into the class and said it was a false alarm. Some idiot had been testing the system and caused it to go off by accident. God, we almost passed out from relief. The teacher let us out to have a break and try to calm down a bit and probably change his own underpants! Im wondering if anything similar happened to anyone else?

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  • NostalgiaGuy
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    Two years and four months later... BUMP! Not letting this one die just yet...

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  • NostalgiaGuy
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    Originally posted by Danny View Post
    Surely at that point the music should have started and the voiceover says "Happiness is a cigar called Hamlet"

    LOL! Have you ever worked in advertising, Danny..?

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  • Danny
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    Originally posted by NostalgiaGuy View Post
    The young man races frantically back home only to find that his landlord has come round and found his shelter, sealing himself in and our hero out. The final shot is of our hero sat despondently on the front step awaiting his doom... and then realising that he has in his hand the only tin opener in the house.

    Surely at that point the music should have started and the voiceover says "Happiness is a cigar called Hamlet"

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  • NostalgiaGuy
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    Originally posted by FLYING SAUCER View Post
    OK, this may sound a bit strange, but, I am 46, and do not remember "EVER" living in the "FACE OF THE BOMB" We were living through Cold War times, RAF QRA 5 minute readiness - but not like it was in the 1950's 60's period.

    All our schooling was quite retrospect (even though I lived through the tail end of the COLD WAR) Everything was 50's 60's Nuclear Threat orientated. Our Teachers mentioned Nuclear Blast Shelters and warnings, but until I was enrolled in my 1984 College Psychology Group, and we were lucky enough to be taught by an ex Vulcan Air Electronics Officer who was on standby during the Cuba Chrisis (3 minutes readiness - almost imminent attack) we never really heard much about "THE BOMB" ?)
    When I was a kid you couldn't escape from the subject! This was the era of Greenham Common, of CND rallies, endless pop stars and actors making speeches during interviews, and alternative comedians working the subject into their rants. Ever watch Spitting Image? When I think of that show, I think of its pitch-black 'Every Bomb You Make' song. I vividly remember the TV movies Threads and The Day After, and the cartoon movie When The Wind Blows, all of which haunted me for weeks after viewing them. I was only 12 or 13, so a little too young to be aware of the politics of the time, but I certainly heard a LOT about 'The Bomb!' After being exposed to all that lot during childhood, it's a wonder any of my generation grew up relatively normal at all.

    Ahhh the 80's. Happy Days. Thanks for contributing, FLYING SAUCER.
    Oh and while I'm here... BUMP!
    Last edited by NostalgiaGuy; 19-02-2011, 03:22.

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