Threads (1984)

The closest you'll ever want to come to nuclear war.

  • Genre: War, Drama, Science Fiction
  • Release Date: 1984-09-23
  • User Rating: 7.6/10 from 288 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 57min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Western-World Television Inc.
  • Production Country: Australia, United Kingdom
  • Director: Mick Jackson
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From 288 Ratings


Documentary style account of a nuclear holocaust and its effect on the working class city of Sheffield, England; and the eventual long run effects of nuclear war on civilization.

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  • Karen Meagher

    as Ruth Beckett
  • Reece Dinsdale

    as Jimmy Kemp
  • David Brierly

    as Mr. Kemp
  • Rita May

    as Mrs. Kemp
  • Nicholas Lane

    as Michael Kemp
  • Jane Hazlegrove

    as Alison Kemp
  • Henry Moxon

    as Mr Beckett
  • June Broughton

    as Mrs Beckett
  • Sylvia Stoker

    as Granny Beckett
  • Harry Beety

    as Clive Sutton
  • Ruth Holden

    as Marjorie Sutton
  • Ashley Barker

    as Bob
  • Michael O'Hagan

    as Chief Supt. Hirst
  • Phil Rose

    as Medical Officer
  • Steve Halliwell

    as Information Officer
  • Brian Grellis

    as Accommodation Officer
  • Peter Faulkner

    as Transport Officer
  • Anthony Collin

    as Food Officer
  • Michael Ely

    as Scientific Officer
  • Sharon Baylis

    as Manpower Officer
  • David Stutt

    as Works Officer
  • Phil Askham

    as Mr Stothard
  • Anna Seymour

    as Mrs Stothard
  • Fiona Rook

    as Carol Stothard
  • Christine Buckley

    as Woman in Supermarket
  • Joe Belcher

    as Shopkeeper
  • David Major

    as Boy in Supermarket
  • Maggie Ford

    as Peace Speaker
  • Mike Kay

    as Trade Unionist
  • Richard Albrecht

    as Officer at Food Depot
  • Ted Beyer

    as Policeman
  • Dean Williamson

    as Policeman
  • Joe Holmes

    as Mr Langley
  • Andy Fenn-Rodgers

    as Patrol Officer
  • Graham Hill

    as Soldier
  • Nigel Collins

    as Soldier
  • Jerry Ready

    as Looter
  • Dennis Conlon

    as Looter
  • Greta Dunn

    as Woman at Hospital
  • Nat Jackley

    as Old Man at Graveyard
  • John Livesey

    as Street Trader
  • Victoria O'Keefe

    as Jane
  • Lee Daley

    as Spike
  • Marcus Lund

    as Gaz
  • Lesley Judd

    as Newscaster
  • Colin Ward-Lewis

    as Newscaster
  • Paul Vaughan

    as Narrator (voice)
  • Ingrid P. Frehley

    as Woman with dead baby (uncredited)
  • Michael Shale

    as Man who has leg amputated (uncredited)
  • Anne Sellors

    as Woman who urinates herself (uncredited)
  • Lee Cambell

    as Dead Boy Under Gate (uncredited)
  • Jonathan Harston

    as Survivor on the Moors (uncredited)
  • Patrick Allen

    as Public Information Film Announcer (voice) (uncredited)
  • Ed Bishop

    as US President (voice) (uncredited)
Directing Mick Jackson Director
Writing Barry Hines Writer
Editing Donna Bickerstaff Editor
Production Mick Jackson Producer
Costume & Make-Up Sally Nieper Costume Design
Art Christopher Robilliard Production Design
Camera Andrew Dunn Director of Photography
Editing Jim Latham Editor
Camera Paul Morris Director of Photography
Production Graham Massey Executive Producer
Production John Purdie Executive Producer
Production Peter Wolfes Associate Producer
Costume & Make-Up Jan Nethercot Makeup Designer
Sound Graham Ross Sound Recordist
Crew Peter Kersey Special Effects
Visual Effects Peter Wragg Visual Effects
Crew Dorothy Ford Stunts
Costume & Make-Up Gilly Martin Costume Supervisor