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Where Have All the People Gone (1974)

TV Movie  -   -  Sci-Fi  -  8 October 1974 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Steven Anders
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Deborah Anders
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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 <mpwhite@firstam.com>

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In the letter left by Barbara, she says protection from the solar flares is inherited via a gene which is "probably recessive". For children to inherit a genetic attribute possessed by only one parent, it would have to be dominant, not recessive. See more »

Quotes

Deborah Anders: [after finding someone's clothes on a car seat and some white powder] It was a nuclear war...
Steven Anders: They're dead, c'mon.
Deborah Anders: [going into hysterics] There was a nuclear war! And they're all dead!
David Anders: [starts to hit the telephone with the receiver] No! No! No! No! No! No! No!
Steven Anders: David.
David Anders: Leave me alone! It's not a nuclear war! It's not the whole world, it's just here and that's all! And Mom's not here! She's home and she's alive! Just like us!
[he takes off running]
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Deserving of True Cult Status!
24 July 2003 | by (New York, N.Y.) – See all my reviews

I was eight years old when I saw this movie (actually I saw it once again about a year after I first saw it). Anyway, I have NEVER forgotten it. The image of the clothes laying inside a car was one scene that ALWAYS stuck with me. BUT, I never knew the name of the movie. And for years I lived with this movie in my head never knowing it's name. Until about five years ago, a friend and I were talking about weird movies when I happened to mention this one. I told him about the clothes and that it starred Peter Graves. He said very nonchalantly.."oh..'Where Have All the People Gone'". OH-MY-GOD. I couldn't believe he remembered it too. This was one of the eeriest, scariest and realistic movies I've ever seen. The sense of the survivors desolation was palpable. The feeling of dread it instilled in me was incredible. Why don't they put out a whole bunch of these great 70's TV movies out on DVD? There's a huge market for this. Great to see so many people remember it like I did. If you liked the Twilight Zone, you'll like this one.


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