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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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Gas-s-s-s  »

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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Marshal McLuhan: [to Coel] Everything you need to make it here is in that machine. Opportunity. Security. Self respect.
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Marshal McLuhan: One day you may be wearing these insignia. And that's democracy in action.
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Rather Weak
10 March 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A gas is let loose upon the world that kills anyone over twenty-five years old.

Coming from Roger Corman, I wanted to like this, but it never seemed coherent and I think not enough thought was put into a plot or story arc. There are things I enjoyed, such as the permit guy with the whip and how this was an alternate version of "Logan's Run" (this film came out after the novel but before the film, so whether or not there was an influence, I have no idea).

There was a problem in that almost no one was under 18. This seemed to be teenagers and young adults cutting loose, but who was watching all the infants?


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