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Gas! -Or- It Became Necessary to Destroy the World in Order to Save It.
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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:
Bizarre 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)
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 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:
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:
Cilla:You're first.
Rapist:This is none of your business.
Cilla:I'm the rapee, I should have something to say.
[pointing]
Cilla:You're next, and then you. Come on, honey.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Rewind This! (2013)See more »
Soundtrack:
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12 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Bizarre, 11 February 2005
Author: dbrookfield

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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