The Crazies (1973) - Plot Summary Poster


Plot Summary

  • A biological weapon gone awry is only the start of problems in the little town of Evan's City, Pennsylvania. Bouts of insanity in the populace are leading to murder and rioting, until the US Army turns up - and things really start going to hell.

    - Written by David Carroll <davidc@atom.ansto.gov.au>
  • In Evans City, a plane crashes on the hill releasing for six days in the water the bacteriological weapon Trixie that affects only human beings. The army under the command of Colonel Peckemseals seals off the town to contain the virus and there is no antidote for the victims that are doomed to die or become incurably mad. The pregnant nurse Judy, her husband David, their friend Clank, their new acquaintance Artie and his daughter Kathy tries to cross the border of the town, but the escapees are hunted by the army. Meanwhile, the scientist Dr. Ralston Watts researches blood samples trying to find the cure for the disease.

    - Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • The military attempts to contain a manmade combat virus that causes death and permanent insanity in those infected, as it overtakes a small Pennsylvania town.

    - Written by Ian Pugh {skypilot@ptd.net}


Note: this film has two basic subplots, one of which follows the efforts of civilians to stay alive during the disaster...

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