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The first scene in "TINAT" takes place at 4:01 AM one very late night, as Del Oro County Deputy Sheriff Dan Colter (played with an eternal rigidity by Seamon Glass) gets word on his two-way police radio that nuclear missiles have been launched toward targets in the United States, and Colter has been instructed to set up a roadblock to keep any cars from proceeding toward the nearest town, which is a prime target for the incoming bombs.
The entire 72-minute film takes place during this one single night, with the various occupants of the vehicles being stopped by Colter's roadblock ending up huddling together in the trailer of a semi-truck just before the bombs arrive.
Everything about this movie spells "very low budget B flick", but, as I mentioned, there's something oddly compelling about it. I can't quite put my finger on the exact reason why I like this film so much -- I just do.
Perhaps it's the all-nighttime black-and-white photography found in "Test" that attracts me to it. Or maybe the fact that it was made in the early '60s (1962), which is a favorite era of mine for movies. Or perhaps it's the doomsday subject matter.
There's definitely a certain gloomy and "brooding" atmosphere that has been created for the movie that comes through on the screen (even though it seems to be a quickly-made, slap-and-dash type of motion picture).Read more ›
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This is most definitely the kind of movie that should be shown on that Mystery Science tv show, or whatever it is called. Read morePublished on February 16, 2011 by R. Long
It's difficult to describe how awful this movie is.
The "plot" concerns a group of people stopped at a roadblock prior to a nuclear attack. Read more
It might be the annoying characters, maybe it's the amatuerish acting, the paranoia of the previous generation might be the attraction or it might be the fact one of the characters... Read morePublished on November 10, 2007 by Martin Andrade
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