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Farmer struggles to keep food on the table, and regain his son who has joined a gang of marauding city-folk during the world's worst famine.

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Grant Franklin
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Mort Logan
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Michael Franklin (as Gary Davies)
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Susan Franklin
Dawn Greenhalgh ...
Leah Franklin
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Bobbie Franklin
David Brown ...
Charles Ennis
Tim Whelan ...
James Ennis
Dwayne McLean ...
Frank Wilcox
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John McCrae
John Stoneham Sr. ...
Sam (as John Stoneham)
Leslie Carlson ...
The Minister (as Les Carlson)
Nuala Fitzgerald ...
Joyce Ennis
Cec Linder ...
Henry the Chairman
Sean Sullivan ...
Dr. George Abbott
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Farmer struggles to keep food on the table, and regain his son who has joined a gang of marauding city-folk during the world's worst famine. Written by Sven Kahrkling <sven@customized.com>

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21 August 1977 (Canada)  »

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Well.......They got the "Deadly" part right!
28 October 2003 | by (Cincinnati, OH) – See all my reviews

Welcome to the taupe movie. Everything in the film is taupe.....the actors' skin and hair, their clothes, the ground, the sky.... My God! How bleak can it get?! The movie details the plight of North America when global weather patterns shift causing crops to freeze and harvests to be lost. The government realizes that there is no food left and before long, it's every man for himself. Walker (one time Greek God who now looks rather haggard and is desperately trying to give this poor film some heart) plays a farmer who becomes a target of vigilantes because he has things like chickens, vegetables and a cow. Brown is a desperate city dweller whose daughter is in dire need of proper nutrition and whose money now does him no good at all. Persoff is a heartless entrepreneur who's been hoarding food all along in order to be a player during the shortage. All the elements converge during a wedding ceremony when some men try to steal the bounty of food that's been offered as a present. Then a string of violent events continues until the fade out. The idea of the film is somewhat ambitious (though not entirely original.) The execution of it (mostly due to the severely low budget and the amateurism of the acting) is agonizing. The opening of the film is horrendous. Anonymous businessmen talk (and talk) about the situation with camera setups and sound that's probably worse than most underground pornography of the time. The rough lighting and photography continue throughout the film which, as stated earlier, exists in a bleak pallet of tan, taupe and brown with occasional splashes of navy blue. Some really lame actors attempt to portray despair and emotion in the face of the situation, but mostly they come off as laughable. Whelan, as Brown's elderly father and Greenhalgh as Walker's wife are chief offenders here. Cattrall has an early role here as Walker's daughter. The part has little to it, but she performs adequately for the most part. The thing is, the film wants to be serious and foreboding, but it's so melodramatic and trite and done with such little style that it doesn't stand much of a chance. If one were to remove the shots of cars/trucks driving down desolate roads, the film would likely run 40 minutes!


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