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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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Trivia

The Warrior football team in the movie is the actual name of the Socorro High School team, in Socorro, New Mexico, where part of this movie was filmed, and the real Warrior's colors really are blue and white. 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 »

Quotes

Marshal McLuhan: You know? A good woman is like a steel brush. Think about it.
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References The Singing Nun (1966) See more »

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On Wisconsin
[Fight song played by band]
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I liked it
9 March 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I gave it a 7.5 rounded up to 8 as it's score on IMDb is really low. The music in this is awesome for one thing. The satire is amusing and I sense a lot of the internet generation who voted so low on this one just didn't get it. I laughed a few times. I was entertained throughout. Would be a nice double bill with Corman's the Trip, another under appreciated movie (at least on here). I liked the SW scenery too in this too. I thought this was way better than say Zabriskie Point which everyone raves about. Easy Rider will always be the best hippie road trip movie, but this wasn't that bad. It part sci-fi, part comedy, part musical, part exploitation, it kind of defies a neat little categorization. Don't let the IMDb hate scare you away, it's actually pretty good. I wish Corman had directed a few more movies.


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