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2.5 out of 10 Great History but Flawed characters...
Anthony from Limerick, 25 Sep 2009
Australian TV miniseries condensed into a 3h movie. The general plot is quite interesting: what happens to Australia (and a U.S. submarine) after the Northern hemisphere is nuked. However, there are critical flaws in character personality and interaction, meaning that, although their families are dead and humanity is on the brink of extintion, they still have time to laugh, play and cheat on their recently deceased spouses, as if nothing has happened... Overall, very emotional and disturbing pie
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'On The Beach' is based on Nevil Shute's classic novel warning of a terrifying possible future. It's 2006 and most of the world has been devestated by a catastrophic atomic war between China and The U.S. Billions have been killed. Australia is the only refuge for the surviviors, but radioactive fallout is drifting alarmingly close... Anarchy and chaos are taking over as tension builds on the loot-ridden streets. There is one glimmer of hope, a lone American submarine...

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