Special Bulletin
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Special Bulletin
Advertised as "a realistic depiction of fictional events," the harrowing speculative drama Special Bulletin was shot on videotape and staged as an actual late-breaking news event. The story concerns a group of anti-nuclear activists who take over the waterfront of Charleston, South Carolina. The group wants the 968 nuclear warheads located in the Charleston area to be disarmed immediately; if this demand is not met, the activists will detonate their own nuclear device. Written by Marshall Herskovitz and directed by Ed Zwick (who would later collaborate on the TV series… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"keeps you staring at the screen"
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson, sbs.is
"[A]as much a lampoon on the media as it is an expression of cultural anxieties about nuclear weapons..."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
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