Looking for a movie where people go crazy after water contamination like the movie the crazies

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I am trying to find a movie much like the movies The Crazies.
I saw it on TV in the UK some time in the 1990s I think.

I think that the plot was that there was a military plane crash that leaked some kind of contaminant into the town's water supply and the people of the town became crazy.

The most memorable scenes that I can remember were of children burning their house down and a scene in a bar with an arm wrestling fight.

After watching The Crazies (2010) I thought that it must have been The Crazies (1973) but after watching that again more recently I realised that it was something else.

I will usually watch or record movies like this whenever they are on TV and often come across old 70's, 80's and 90's movies that I have not seen for a long time but I have never come across this particular one ever since I recall watching it. I have tried to find it several times on sites like this and sites that will give you suggestions of movies like the one you are looking for but have never found the right one.

I am hoping someone else here can recall what this movie was called.

(Sorry for the double post on getsatisfaction but I just noticed there was an "I need to know" section where it is more appropriate to post these types of questions. Edit, I just deleted the other post.)
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I'm not sure of the particulars but Impulse (1984) had the theme of a town going crazy because of contamination.  The Wikipedia page mentions a plane.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impulse_(1984_film)
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Thanks, that might be it. I was not sure about the military plane, maybe I mis-remembered. Now I will have to find out if it is available anywhere to check.