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

 -  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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Coel (as Robert Corff)
Elaine Giftos ...
Cilla
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Hooper
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Coralee (as Tally Coppola)
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Carlos
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Marissa
Alex Wilson ...
Jason
Lou Procopio ...
Marshal McLuhan
Phil Borneo ...
Quant
Alan Braunstein ...
Dr. Drake
Jackie Farley ...
Ginny
David Osterhout ...
Texas Ranger
Juretta Taylor ...
Zoe
Michael D. Castle ...
Burroughs (as Mike Castle)
Alan DeWitt ...
Dr. Murder
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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!

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Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi

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Rated R for some language, sexuality and drug content | See all certifications »
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The title comes from a statement by an U.S. Army officer during the Vietnam War who defended the destruction of a Vietnamese village by saying they had to "destroy the village in order to save it." See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Coel: My car! my food! my supplies!... my ass!
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References The Sound of Music (1965) See more »

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On Wisconsin
[Fight song played by band]
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Corman's Last Hurrah
10 October 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

This was a weird sort of science fiction comedy from "Professor Corman". This film pretty much reminds me of a spaced out version of the short lived show "The New People", which came out a year earlier. The whole idea of everyone over 35 being killed by a gas that didn't work on the younger population was a wild idea to begin with, but the surrealism of this movie even made it wilder to look at. Too bad that Corman's last film for A.I.P. couldn't have been a schlock classic like many of his earlier. At least on the bright side we get to look at a very young Cindy Williams, Talia Shire and Ben Vereen in what was one of, if not their first roles in a motion picture.


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