Gas! -Or- It Became Necessary to Destroy the World in Order to Save It. (1970)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi  |  September 1970 (USA)
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A gas is let loose upon the world that kills anyone over 25 years old.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bob Corff ...
Coel (as Robert Corff)
Elaine Giftos ...
Coralee (as Tally Coppola)
Alex Wilson ...
Lou Procopio ...
Marshal McLuhan
Phil Borneo ...
Alan Braunstein ...
Dr. Drake
Jackie Farley ...
David Osterhout ...
Texas Ranger
Juretta Taylor ...
Michael D. Castle ...
Burroughs (as Mike Castle)
Alan DeWitt ...
Dr. Murder


A gas is let loose upon the world that kills anyone over 25 years old.

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Invite a few friends over to watch the end of the world!


Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language, sexuality and drug content | See all certifications »




Release Date:

September 1970 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gas-s-s-s  »

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


This was the last film that Roger Corman directed for American International. See more »


After breaking a road barrier, the car of the main character has 3 out 4 headlights broken, later they are intact, while it does not seem probable they would be repaired. See more »


Marshal McLuhan: You know? A good woman is like a steel brush. Think about it.
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References October (Ten Days that Shook the World) (1928) See more »


On Wisconsin
[Fight song played by band]
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Useless trash
8 April 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First off, I'm a fan of Roger Corman and cheesy movies, but this was just plain horrible. If you want to see why the Hippie lifestyle went away then maybe this movie is for you. Otherwise it was a total waste of time. Seemed that everyone associated with this cinematic dreck must have been doing way too much LSD. Just about every line in this movie made no sense. The acting was sub-par even from those that have done fine work in other films. There was no plot in the acceptable use of the word and those involved should hang their heads any time this movie is mentioned. The only thing good I can say is that I managed to not see this junk as long as I have.

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