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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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Jenny
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Jack McFadden
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Man with Gun (as Dan Barrows)
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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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Les derniers survivants  »

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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

David Anders: [after checking the food in Clancy's house with the Geiger counter] Nothing, no radioactivity.
Steven Anders: I'll get Deb.
[goes outside]
Steven Anders: Debbie, we found some food.
Deborah Anders: Can we eat it?
Steven Anders: Yeah, it's ok.
[both go into kitchen and begin eating the food rapidly, along with David]
Deborah Anders: [after a minute] Hey, we're going to get sick.
David Anders: Hmm?
[all three begin to laugh loudly]
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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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