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Without Warning (1994)

Not Rated | | Sci-Fi | TV Movie 30 October 1994
A television program is interrupted by a news network announcing that three meteors have hit the United States, France and China. At first, it seems natural but after interviews by ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sander Vanocur ... Sander Vanocur
Jane Kaczmarek ... Dr. Caroline Jaffe
Bree Walker Bree Walker ... Bree Walker (as Bree Walker Lampley)
Dwier Brown ... Matt Jensen
Brian McNamara ... Mike Curtis
James Morrison ... Paul Whitaker
Ashley Peldon ... Kimberly Hastings
James Handy ... Dr. Norbert Hazelton
Kario Salem ... Dr. Avram Mandel
Spencer Garrett ... Paul Collingwood
Gina Hecht ... Barbara Shiller
John de Lancie ... Barry Steinbrenner
Patty Toy ... Denise Wong
Dennis Lipscomb ... Dr. Robert Pearlman
Ron Canada ... Terrence Freeman


A television program is interrupted by a news network announcing that three meteors have hit the United States, France and China. At first, it seems natural but after interviews by scientists and eyewitness seems to suggest that it is not. Three more meteors are coming and the various Earth governments combine forces to stop them. Written by <cs_rapozo@hccadb.hcc.hawaii.edu> (Helen Rapozo)

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30 October 1994 (USA) See more »

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Tod aus dem All See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Because Sander Vanocur plays himself as a news anchor in this film, a few complaints were received from people who believed the movie events were real, despite repeated on screen narration and text before the start of each act. Following that, CNN issued an order that its reporters and anchors would not be allowed to play themselves or any other role in a fictional movie. See more »


In a scene that begins at 1h 5mins of the film, Dr. Robert Pearlman (played by Dennis Lipscomb) asserts that angles of meteors' trajectories match those of Pioneer spacecraft, as presented in the "pixelated message that was sent on Pioneer 11". What he refers to is actually Arecibo message, sent on 16 November 1974 by Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. This message has never been put on any spacecraft, instead it was sent by means of modulated radio waves. Hence, the shape Pearlman refers to is of Arecibo Observatory's antenna, and not of Pioneer spacecraft as presented in the film. This probably got confused with Pioneer plaque - an aluminium plaque that really was put on Pioneer 10 an 11 spacecraft, which were launched into space respectively 2 and 1 year before Arecibo message. The plaque and message, while having similar goal of communicating with potential extraterrestial intelligence, look very different from each other. See more »

Crazy Credits

The final view of the great computer display at NASA when the many meteors appear resembles the screen in the video game Space Invaders. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Madacy DVD, and so far the only known video release, has altered the film's opening slightly. Without Warning starts off with a "late, late show" movie playing before being interrupted by the news bulletins. At one point, the "film's credits" are displayed, giving direction credit to Mario Bava. These credits have been removed for the DVD. See more »


References E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) See more »

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Good stuff... NOT!!!!
18 February 2001 | by jelorduySee all my reviews

I just saw Without a Warning on TNT Latin America, and to tell you the truth at first I thought it was good, THEN, when the going went tough all the Sci-Fi cliches went online. I agree with the comment here that says that why are we suppose to be the bad guys just because we are trying to defend our own turf.

Look: Someone is dropping BIG rocks on our backyard... come on, is that equal to intelligent extraterrestrial life??? I mean, that is a whale of a way to establish first contact with a new form of life.

But to tell you the truth I just loved the doctor that went way over the top screaming that we just declared war on an alien race: "we are the most violent race in the galaxy"... Really? Could you tell me his sources.

If this were really, really a vastly advance race trying to reach us, after the aborted first contact, what would be a logical course of action? Leave Earth alone, blockade the Solar System, wait a 100 years and lets see if the children on Earth stop playing with fire... hope they grow up after a century... mean while, lets move to the next system.

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