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Where Have All the People Gone (1974)

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Cast overview:
Steven Anders
David Anders
Deborah Anders
Michael-James Wixted ...
Jim Clancy
Barbara Anders
Doug Chapin ...
Tom Clancy
Ken Sansom ...
Jack McFadden
Beans Morocco ...
Man with Gun (as Dan Barrows)


A strange series of solar flares proves fatal for inhabitants of the Earth, except for the fortunate few who are somehow immune from the effects. Animals go insane and human beings turn to white powder, leaving behind only empty clothing. A handful of survivors attempt to rebuild their lives on the de-populated Earth. Written by Michael White <>

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8 October 1974 (USA)  »

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Dead and gone  »

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David Anders: [thinking about having their car forcibly taken earlier by a man] I wish I'd had the rifle, he wouldn't have gotten the Blazer.
Steven Anders: Why? Would you have shot him?
David Anders: ...Yeah.
Steven Anders: Has it come to that already, David?
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Referenced in Night of the Comet (1984) See more »

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disaster-type movie that is affecting and effective
22 October 2004 | by (Upstate New York) – See all my reviews

With video stores dumping their videotapes in favor of DVDs (even if they do not have DVDs to replace many of the titles they're getting rid of), and with large video store chains putting mom 'n' pop stores out of business, some unusual videos are turning up for sale.

I'd never heard of this movie, and wasn't even a year old when it was originally broadcast, but when I saw it as an ex-rental for sale for $2... well, actually I passed it up at first, just writing the title down to look up on the IMDb. The comments are pretty favorable on it, and I'm usually intrigued when a movie on the IMDb has relatively few user ratings and no external reviews, and a subsequent internet search fails to turn up any reviews online elsewhere. Consequently, I went back and bought it; I'm glad I did!

It starts off with a voice-over by the young woman Deborah Anders, and occasionally throughout the movie we get some voice-over by her, though the movie is not entirely her narrative. The Anders family is camping in the High Sierras, but Mrs. Anders heads back to their home in Malibu. Mr. Anders, his two children, and a family friend remain. While the Anderses are fossil-hunting in a cave, their friend prepares a rabbit stew and he sees a bright light, which is followed by a short earthquake. The Anderses flee the cave during the earthquake, and they witness their friend's health deteriorating, and can't get and stations on their radio anymore, and can't reach anyone on their walkie-talkie. They make their way back to civilization: Rainbow, California, population 250. Nobody is there.

What happened?

The movie held my attention pretty well. It is definitely a made-for-TV movie, fading to black for commercials, then fading back up again. In spite of that, it works pretty well. As in a number of other movies of this subgenre, there are spooky shots of deserted towns, encounters with dangerous animals and other survivors.

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