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Where Have All the People Gone (1974)

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 »

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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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27 November 2005 | by (Saco, Maine) – See all my reviews

I did. That's what this movie was. I first saw it when I was fifteen. Due to a series of solar flares, most of the people on die leaving nothing but white powder and empty clothing. A handful of survivors, including the Anders family, try to repopulate a depopulated planet. So why did the family patriarch, played brilliantly by 7th Heaven's Peter Graves, and his kids survive while his wife and so many others died? They had a gene that made them immune to the effects of solar flares. What happened to the animals? They went insane. Those who survived had to fend for themselves. When the Anders' Volkswagen bus ran out of gas, they had to siphon it from the gas tank of a car from somebody who died. Eventually, they meet up with other survivors and the rest you'll have to find out for yourselves. Too bad it hasn't been released on DVD.


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