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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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David Anders
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Deborah Anders
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Jenny
Michael-James Wixted ...
Michael
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Jim Clancy
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Barbara Anders
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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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The final 6 volt systems remark in error. One of the most popular cars of the 1960s, the Volkswagen Beetle, continued to use 6 volt systems until 1967. See more »

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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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White Powder and other remembrances
25 July 2004 | by (Anaheim, CA) – See all my reviews

Yup, I was a kid when I saw this, just like nearly all the others. Oddly, I recall it was similar to the Star Trek episode "Omega Glory" as well, what with the white powder left spilling out of people's clothes. I always wondered, since I recall that the main characters' camping companion was feverish and in seeming pain for half the day after being exposed to the solar flare before he tuned to white powder, why so many of the empty clothes with powder spilling out they happened across were in positions that indicated that the occupants had disintegrated immediately without undergoing a period of suffering (e.g. on a playground carousel, behind the wheel of a car, etc.). Oh well, I overanalyze. I remember being likewise bothered by a recent movie where an airline pilot captain had to deal with nearly half his passengers vanishing, leaving empty clothes behind (minus white powder). brr...getting' the shivers.


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