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Pamela Sue Martin
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In a post-apocalyptic world divided between two groups called the Flockers and the Ravagers, an adventurer and his "pleasure girl" try to find their way to a rumored safe haven called the Land of Genesis.
The last scene of this movie tied directly into the first scene in which Kyle performed an heroic good deed for a fellow soldier. The message was clear and powerful and was needed in a big way back in 1977 when this movie was released.
In its tiny, limited way, this is an astonishing piece of work. Stacey contrasted it with its sequels by calling it a 'real movie', but I wouldn't put it that way: it's a drive-in movie all right, with all the sex, guns, cars and cops that implies. But it's also got, let's see, uniformly excellent, low-key performances; the kind of local colour that is impossible for a studio production to capture, with juicy layers of deep-South detail; an organic, fluid narrative structure that keeps surprising you; inspired camera work and even clever blocking for God's sake; and what comes down to a pacifist, anti-authoritarian (and anti-racist) world view that is pervasive without being over-articulated. Unapologetically trashy, yet clearly under the influence of the Hellmann/Pakula school of early-70s existential angst, this is a genuine and successful synthesis, urgently needed proof that brains and cojones can live in one body, even if that body belongs to Jethro Clampett.
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