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Miracle Mile is a 1988 drama written and directed by Steve de Jarnatt. Harry (Anthony Edwards) makes a date with Julie (Mare Winningham), but his alarm clock fails to ring and he oversleeps. Instead, Harry receives an anonymous phone call, and the panicked caller tells him that nuclear strikes have been ordered, and all-out nuclear war will begin within the hour.The call turns out to be a wrong number, the caller is interrupted by someone else who tells him it was a joke as gunfire is heard in the background, and Harry is left wondering whether the news is legitimate. The remainder of the film is spent more or less in Real Time as Harry looks for Julie, tries to confirm the news, and wonders what to do next.
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