Johnny Shortwave | 1996

Drama, Sci-Fi
At the end of the 20th century, massive unemployment and engineered food shortages have created a huge, permanent underclass in North America and brought about a police state to control it. An underground resistance is ...more

Cast

... Johnny Shortwave/John Howard Clayton

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... The Photographer

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... Wilma Clayton

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... Cosmo Unitas

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... Vernon King

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... Lotte--The Pollster

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... Photographer's Wife

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... Interrogator No 1

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... Interrogator No 2

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... Electrician

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... Hannah Clayton

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... Deputy Minister

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Company

Bockner-Boboras Productions

Production Company

Camerea Systems & Lighting

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Film House Entertainment

Production Company

Film Opticals of Canada (Toronto)

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Production Company

Synopsis

At the end of the 20th century, massive unemployment and engineered food shortages have created a huge, permanent underclass in North America and brought about a police state to control it. An underground resistance is rumored to exist, and is being exhorted to rise up by the voice of Johnny Shortwave--a guerrilla operator who broadcasts the truth to a continent oppressed by an Orwellian authority called The Industrial Alliance. Hijacking shortwave frequencies and jamming government signals, he broadcasts messages of revolution and freedom from a secret location within the city. Fearing the effects of Johnny's subversive influence, the government dispatches a special agent known as the "Photographer." His mission is to track down the radio pirate and terminate his illegal broadcasts. Will Johnny elude this lantern-jawed assassin? Will his ex-wife and daughter escape to the freelands? Will he sell out to save his life?

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