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      Red Alert

      1977 1h 40m Mystery & Thriller List
      Reviews 14% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings When a reactor leak destroys the cooling system in a Minnesota nuclear plant, the system's main computer in Colorado shuts the containment room, killing all of the men inside. Nuclear power honcho Henry Stone (Ralph Waite) stands by the computer, insisting that it's foolproof, but nuclear power watchdog Frank Brolen (William Devane) disagrees and leads his troubleshooting team into the plant. The computer, he finds, has been dreadfully malfunctioning, and a meltdown is imminent. Read More Read Less

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      william k Above-average TV disaster film works within the confinements of the genre and is fairly suspenseful, but it's remarkable for its warning of a nuclear meltdown nearly a decade before the Chernobyl disaster. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Sabotage at a Minnesota nuclear power plant threatens millions. I liked how the nuclear officials relied solely on the Proteus computer to determine their course of action while the two cops relied on instinct and good detective work. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member TV movie with saboteur targeting a nuclear reactor. Sets off a red alert on the dangers of relying on computer analysis versus old fashioned human instincts. Possibly Minnesota could be sacrificed in the event of any nuclear mishap. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member Sabotage at a Minnesota nuclear power plant threatens millions. I liked how the nuclear officials relied solely on the Proteus computer to determine their course of action while the two cops relied on instinct and good detective work. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Audience Member Very obviously made for television, you can clearly see the spots where the commercials were. But, not too bad. A bit dated but the story is decent, as is the acting. Lackluster score, strictly routine. Moderately suspenseful. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis When a reactor leak destroys the cooling system in a Minnesota nuclear plant, the system's main computer in Colorado shuts the containment room, killing all of the men inside. Nuclear power honcho Henry Stone (Ralph Waite) stands by the computer, insisting that it's foolproof, but nuclear power watchdog Frank Brolen (William Devane) disagrees and leads his troubleshooting team into the plant. The computer, he finds, has been dreadfully malfunctioning, and a meltdown is imminent.
      Director
      William Hale
      Producer
      Barry Goldberg
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Runtime
      1h 40m