While on a fishing trip, Harry Baldwin (Ray Milland) and his family hear an explosion and realize that Los Angeles has been leveled by a nuclear attack. Looters and killers are everywhere. Escaping to the hills with his family, he sets about the business of surviving in a world where, he knows, the old ideals of humanity will be first casualties. Not one to give up, he holds up a store for supplies and hides the family in a cave. Written by
An orgy of looting and lust!
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This film inspired the Steely Dan song 'King of the World' on their second album 'Countdown to Ecstacy.' Donald Fagen of the band referred to this in interview. See more
Before he goes to help his father tear down the bridge, Rick (Frankie Avalon) removes his jacket and throws it onto the trunk lid of the car, where it is briefly visible. Rick then goes into the trailer to fetch a rope and a hatchet. Just a few seconds later, from a slightly longer camera shot, we see him exit the trailer, but now the jacket has disappeared. See more
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Oh, I'm sorry, Ann... Sorry.
Referenced in Matinee