Q&A with Anthony Edwards & Steve De Jarnatt conducted by Rumsey Taylor. Co-presented by Not Coming to a Theater Near You.
Doomed romantic Anthony Edwards finally stumbles into a meet-cute with a dream girl, but on the eve of their second date, he picks up a stray ringing pay phone at 4 am and gets some unfortunate news-WWIII has been launched, giving him 70 minutes before nukes descend upon L.A.
Originally intended to be the plot of Twilight Zone: The Movie, the film was a labor of love for writer/director Steve De Jarnatt, taking nearly a decade to produce independently. Miracle Mile stands as the definitive time-capsule of Reagan-era apocalyptic dread, richly populated by the nocturnal riffraff of L.A., with its gallery of lonely waitresses, homeless lunatics and neonspandexed bodybuilders scrambling desperately to escape the impending black rain.
Director: Steve De Jarnatt. 87 min. 1988. 35mm