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The People Who Own the Dark (1976)

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R | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 1980 (USA)
A group of rich businessmen and military officers who are partying in an old castle are spared when a nuclear war ravages the earth. When they venture out into the nearest town to search ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nadiuska ...
Clara
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Prof. Fulton
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Berta
Emiliano Redondo ...
Dr. Messier
Julia Saly ...
Marion (as Julia Sali 'La Pocha')
Tomás Picó ...
Victor
Diana Polakov ...
Tania
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Vasily
Leona Devine ...
Luna
Ricardo Palacios ...
Dr. Robertson
Carmen Platero
Estela Delgado
Barta Barri ...
Russian ambassador (as Berta Barry)
Gumersindo Andrés ...
(as Gumersindo A. López)
Gonzalo Tejada
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A group of rich businessmen and military officers who are partying in an old castle are spared when a nuclear war ravages the earth. When they venture out into the nearest town to search for food and supplies, they find most of the residents blinded, and soon they discover the existence of a sinister group called The People Who Own The Dark. Written by Anonymous

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Now ... there is nothing between you and ... "the people who own the dark"

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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The English dubbed version released in the United States as "The People Who Own the Dark" had a replacement score that included music cues from "The Blob" (1958). See more »

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19 September 2000 | by (Movie Land) – See all my reviews

Well, don't get me wrong, this has a nice plot, the acting is better than most films of its type and the direction is nice. But that can't disguise the fact while the movie was good, the ending was just atrocious. I definetely would have given this movie three and a half stars, but due to the lame ending, gave this one only two.


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