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

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




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Coel (as Robert Corff)
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?


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 »


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's man: I say we run them out of town
Marshal McLuhan: That's not the American way! Underneath those ridiculous clothes and destructive attitudes there beats a heart crying: Give me another chance! Who knows, they may be just around a dog leg from... good citizenship.
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Referenced in Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011) See more »


On Wisconsin
[Fight song played by band]
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11 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

I think if you are into the sixties kind of thing, as I am, you are obligated to waste about 80 minutes of your life watching this barely watchable trainwreck. The saving graces of this oddity include a surprisingly apt social commentary on sixties values along with a number of relatively well known actors caught in early (and embarrassing) footage. It's as if the producers of Laugh-In sat down and decided to write a full length film, covering all the high points (and more) of the issues between the flower children and the establishment, then put it in the hands of a couple of hippies and gave them about a $10,000 budget to complete it. Hardly a classic, but in its own way it does capture how truly strange that time was, the silliness, the over-idealism, and the uptightness of the establishment. Clearly not for everyone.

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