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  •  A Weird Little Movie..... (6+ / 0-)

    I have a thing for "Doomsday Fiction" of the '80s, and one of them from that time is 'Miracle Mile.'

    It stars Anthony Edwards as a musician that meets a woman (Mare Winningham), immediately falls in love with her, and schedules a date with her later that night. He oversleeps & stands her up. After he wakes up, he goes to a coffee shop & plans his next move. While there, he steps outside & the payphone rings. On the other end is a hysterical guy trying to call his father to let him know that the United States is about to launch its missiles against the Soviet Union. Edwards' character is unsure as to whether the phone call is real or a prank. After he tells others about the call, the rumor spreads & things start to get out of control.

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