4.4/10
204
10 user 3 critic

Deadly Harvest (1977)

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.

Director:

Writer:

(screenplay)
Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Rosebud (1975)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

In a bold coup a Palestinian terrorist group captures the yacht Rosebud and kidnaps the millionaires five daughters on it. At first they demand film clips to be shown on major European TV ... See full summary »

Director: Otto Preminger
Stars: Peter O'Toole, Richard Attenborough, Cliff Gorman
City Limits (1984)
Sci-Fi | Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.1/10 X  

A series of teenage gangs struggle against each other in a not-so-distant future. Eventually they united against an evil corporation, as represented by evil CEO Robby Benson who wants to control everything.

Director: Aaron Lipstadt
Stars: John Stockwell, Darrell Larson, Rae Dawn Chong
Good Against Evil (TV Movie 1977)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

ABC-TV pilot about a writer, Andy Stuart, teaming up with an exorcist, Father Kemschler, to battle Satan, and a group of Devil worshipers led by Mr. Rimmin.

Director: Paul Wendkos
Stars: Dack Rambo, Elyssa Davalos, Richard Lynch
The Bastard (TV Movie 1978)
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Phillipe Charboneau is the illegitimate son of an English duke. When he travels from France to England to claim his inheritance, he incurs the wrath of his father's family and is forced to ... See full summary »

Director: Lee H. Katzin
Stars: Andrew Stevens, Tom Bosley, Kim Cattrall
Crossbar (TV Movie 1979)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The story of an Olympic high jumper, played by Brent Carver, who loses his leg and yet doggedly persists in his pursuit of athletic glory. Released a year before Terry Fox's Marathon of ... See full summary »

Director: John Trent
Stars: Brent Carver, Kim Cattrall, John Ireland
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

David is a young man seduced by a religious cult that uses starvation, exhaustion, and brainwashing to mold recruits into money hustling disciples of a messiah-like leader. Chronicles ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph L. Thomas
Stars: Nick Mancuso, Saul Rubinek, Meg Foster
Tribute (1980)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A shallow Broadway press agent learns he is dying just as his son by his ex-wife arrives for a visit.

Director: Bob Clark
Stars: Jack Lemmon, Robby Benson, Lee Remick
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Grant Franklin
...
Mort Logan
...
Michael Franklin (as Gary Davies)
...
Susan Franklin
Dawn Greenhalgh ...
Leah Franklin
Tami Tucker ...
Bobbie Franklin
David Brown ...
Charles Ennis
Tim Whelan ...
James Ennis
Dwayne McLean ...
Frank Wilcox
Jim Henshaw ...
John McCrae
...
Sam (as John Stoneham)
...
The Minister (as Les Carlson)
...
Joyce Ennis
...
Henry the Chairman
...
Dr. George Abbott
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

famine | independent film | See All (2) »

Genres:

Drama | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 August 1977 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

1993 - Welt im Chaos  »

Filming Locations:


Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Was Clint walkers last staring role. See more »

Connections

Referenced in All in Good Taste (1983) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Food AND budget shortages.

It's the end of the world as we know it. Cause? A massive lack of food resources. Yes, freak weather conditions have caused starvation on a massive scale, and it's not too long before neighbour turns on neighbour in the quest for a good meal.

Clint Walker plays the heroic farmer who, in an effort to keep his family fed, fights off all sorts of unsavoury characters. People will do literally anything to get their hands on a bit of grub...including murder.

Deadly Harvest is an interesting attempt to show how quickly society can collapse when faced with crisis, and how fast man will resort to primate savageness in order to save his own skin.

The film concentrates on two families, at first the closest of friends, then embedded in a bitter feud of survival of the fittest. But it's not just his pals that Clint has to contend with. It's a world where the richest man is he who has a well stocked larder (or in Clint's case, a farm full of fodder). However, with no law and only disorder, the richest man is also target no. 1.

Released only limitedly in 1976, Deadly Harvest is a member of the popular end-of-the-World subgenre. It's all bleak here, the ending only promise that things will get worse. Is this a terrifying vision of things to come? Convincing performances, and good direction by Timothy Bond certainly give it a feel of realism that at times is unsettling.

Ultimately however, this is fairly familiar territory, the family unit facing the apocalypse has all been done before ('Panic in the Year Zero!' With Ray Milland for example), and it all seems a little tame. What surprised me more than anything was that there wasn't even one reference to cannibalism! Is this really a HSF (horror,sci-fi and fantasy) Film?

In fairness, considering that the film was produced on a very low budget, and is virtually unheard of, this is a bad effort at all. If nothing else, it serves as a stark warning to farmers; if you think things are bad now, it's only going to get far far worse!

"Interesting" Facts: Clint Walker starred in several genre made-for-TV movies, including, 'Scream of the Wolf', 'Snowbeast' and 'Killdozer'. This was Timothy Bond's directorial debut. He went on to make the 1992 version of 'The Lost World' and several TV episodes including additions of 'Friday the 13th - The Series', 'Star Trek - The Next Generation' and 'Alfred Hitchcock Presents'.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?
Review this title | See all 10 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Best of 2017: Our Favorite Movie and TV Stills

Take a look at our favorite movie and TV stills from the past year. Spot any of your faves?

Browse the Best of 2017