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Bombs Away (1985)

PG | | Comedy | June 1985 (USA)
A cab driver becomes involved in a chase for a misplaced atomic bomb.

Director:

Bruce Wilson

Writers:

Bruce Wilson (screen story), Bruce Wilson (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Huddleston Michael Huddleston ... Kable Smith
Pat McCormick ... The Dispatcher
Michael Santo Michael Santo ... P. R. Ransom
Ben Tone Ben Tone ... The Colonel
Lori Larsen Lori Larsen ... Susan
John Tristad John Tristad ... J.J.
Susan Ludlow Susan Ludlow ... Lilian
Richard L. Hawkins ... Max (as Richard Hawkins)
Jane Bray Jane Bray ... Female Lieutenant
Donald Matt Donald Matt ... Male Lieutenant
Cheri Sorenson Cheri Sorenson ... Assistant Dispatcher
Don Hibbard Don Hibbard ... Uncle Ken
Elizabeth Kaye Elizabeth Kaye ... Reporter
Jeanne Barker Jeanne Barker ... Barbershop Wife
Mara Scott-Wood Mara Scott-Wood ... Barbershop Wife / Voice of "MARY" (as Mara Scott Wood)
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Storyline

A cab driver becomes involved in a chase for a misplaced atomic bomb.

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Taglines:

The Ultimate Nuclear Fairy Tale!

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bombas fuera See more »

Filming Locations:

Seattle, Washington, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Nexus Group See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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With the exception of narrating the film, the character of Kable Smith never says a single word throughout the film. See more »

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CONTRIBUTIONS FROM MANY MAKE FOR AN AGREEABLE COMIC LARK.
22 October 2003 | by rsoonsaSee all my reviews

Of the three cardinal components that concoct the lifeblood of most humour: incongruity, irony, and the surreal, only irony is largely missing from this very silly yet funny work, filmed in and about Seattle, that has a misplaced atomic bomb as its primary issue, along with a collection of quaint individuals who are trying to deal with a plausible disaster of widespread extinction of life. Following a clever animated opening for the credits, the vintage bomb, M.A.R.Y. (Military Armament Round, Yellow), introduces herself by voiceover as hungering for travel, and soon her passage into a military arsenal is aborted, as she is delivered in error to a family operated war surplus store (owned by liberal environmentalists!) in Seattle, whereupon representatives of the Federal government and military attempt to retrieve her. An elaborate plot is in place here, and if one desires a linear narrative, there will be disappointment insofar as outrageous situations tumble forth, one upon the other; however, director, cast and crew all tidily contribute to the satisfactory completion of a low-budget little known title which has become quite difficult to locate. Director/writer/producer Bruce Wilson is not afraid to take that time necessary for full development of scenes fundamental to this production's success as a comedy, for there is value in the details, those instances that are advanced with paced dialogue with a result that no matter how goofy events may be, there is no effect of vacuous slapstick.


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