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Gas! -Or- It Became Necessary to Destroy the World in Order to Save It. -- A mysterious gas released from an Alaskan defense plant kills everyone on Earth over the age of 25. The power of the world is thus thrust into the hands of young people.  In HD.

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Director:
Writer:
George Armitage (screenplay)
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Release Date:
September 1970 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Invite a few friends over to watch the end of the world!
Plot:
A gas is let loose upon the world that kills anyone over 25 years old. | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Rather Weak See more (25 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Bob Corff ... Coel (as Robert Corff)
Elaine Giftos ... Cilla

Bud Cort ... Hooper

Talia Shire ... Coralee (as Tally Coppola)

Ben Vereen ... Carlos

Cindy Williams ... 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
Bruce Karcher ... Edgar Allen
Stephen White ... Sergeant Sentry Collar
Raye Birk ... Mort Catafalque (as Ray Birk)
George Armitage ... Billy the Kid
Abe Santillanes ... Na Wanka
Gary Caplan ... Raincoat Harry
Country Joe McDonald ... AM Radio (as Country Joe)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frederick Bailey ... (uncredited)
Pat Patterson ... Demeter (uncredited)
Lennie Weinrib ... Various Voices (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Roger Corman 
 
Writing credits
George Armitage (screenplay)

Produced by
George Armitage .... associate producer
Roger Corman .... producer
 
Original Music by
Barry Melton (music by)
 
Cinematography by
Ron Dexter 
 
Film Editing by
George Van Noy 
 
Art Direction by
David Nichols 
 
Set Decoration by
Stephan Graham 
 
Makeup Department
Dean Cundey .... makeup artist (as Dean Cundy)
 
Production Management
Paul Rapp .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert Dijoux .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Peter Fain .... property master
 
Sound Department
James M. Tanenbaum .... sound (as James Tanenbaum)
 
Special Effects by
Conrad Rothmann .... special effects supervisor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Eric Maxwell .... key grip
John C. Murray .... electrician (as John Murray)
 
Casting Department
Jeanne Swain .... casting: New Mexico
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Vana Carroll .... wardrober
 
Music Department
Barry Melton .... composer: additional music
 
Other crew
Frances Doel .... assistant to producer (as Francis Doel)
Lorenzo P. Lampthwait .... production assistant
David Osterhout .... location manager
Stephanie Rothman .... production executive (as Stephanie Rothmann)
Charles S. Swartz .... production executive
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Gas-s-s-s" - USA (promotional title)
"Gassss" - USA (alternative title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for some language, sexuality and drug content (re-rating) (2003)
Runtime:
79 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:M | UK:18 | USA:GP (original rating) | USA:R (re-rating) (2003)

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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:
Continuity: 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:
Marissa:Listen, I just can't bring a child into this kind of a world. Maybe later. Huh, Carlos?... Huh?See more »
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Rather Weak, 10 March 2014
Author: gavin6942 from United States

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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