MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,196 this week

Damnation Alley (1977)

5.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.2/10 from 3,196 users  
Reviews: 67 user | 36 critic

In an post-apocalyptic world, a group of survivors travel and find other settlements in huge custom designed all terrain vehicles.

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 34 titles
created 28 Oct 2011
 
a list of 36 titles
created 10 Dec 2011
 
a list of 26 titles
created 27 Mar 2012
 
a list of 44 titles
created 01 Jul 2012
 
a list of 34 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Damnation Alley" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Damnation Alley (1977)

Damnation Alley (1977) on IMDb 5.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Damnation Alley.

User Polls

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Survival Zone (1983)
Action | Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

In a post-nuclear holocaust world, roving bands of motorcycle gangs attack ranchers to try to take over their land.

Director: Percival Rubens
Stars: Gary Lockwood, Camilla Sparv, Morgan Stevens
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Returning from a stint in the Air Force, Carrol Jo Hummer borrows money to buy a truck, hoping to make enough money hauling produce to marry Jerri Kane and set up housekeeping. He discovers... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Kaplan
Stars: Jan-Michael Vincent, Kay Lenz, Slim Pickens
Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The aging Indian medicine man Old Man Hawk (Chief Dan George) arrives in the city to request help of his grandson Mike (Jan-Michael Vincent)... See full synopsis »

Directors: George McCowan, Daryl Duke
Stars: Jan-Michael Vincent, Marilyn Hassett, Chief Dan George
Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A post-apocalyptic tale based on a novella by Harlan Ellison. A boy communicates telepathically with his dog as they scavenge for food and sex, and they stumble into an underground society ... See full summary »

Director: L.Q. Jones
Stars: Don Johnson, Jason Robards, Susanne Benton
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

After oil is found in a small town and local factory shut down, violent crime skyrockets. A young man has had enough and calls in his older brother, a cynical Vietnam vet, who cleans the streets but then tries to take over the town.

Director: George Armitage
Stars: Kris Kristofferson, Jan-Michael Vincent, Victoria Principal
The Third Day (1965)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A man stumbles out of a car crash with no memory of what transpired. Everyone who he meets suggests that he is a ruthless man with an aggressive temper. Could he be deliberately blocking ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Smight
Stars: George Peppard, Elizabeth Ashley, Roddy McDowall
Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

After a nuclear war, society breaks down into two groups, the evil Euraks and the rebel Federation. A mercenary named Parsifal is hired by the Federation to infiltrate New York City, which ... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Martino
Stars: Michael Sopkiw, Valentine Monnier, George Eastman
The Day After (TV Movie 1983)
Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A graphic, disturbing film about the effects of a devastating nuclear holocaust on small-town residents of eastern Kansas.

Director: Nicholas Meyer
Stars: Jason Robards, JoBeth Williams, Steve Guttenberg
A.P.E.X. (1994)
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

A time-travel experiment in which a robot probe is sent from the year 2073 to the year 1973 goes terribly wrong thrusting one of the project scientists, a man named Nicholas Sinclair into a... See full summary »

Director: Phillip J. Roth
Stars: Richard Keats, Mitchell Cox, Lisa Ann Russell
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A family of four leaves Los Angeles for a camping trip just before a nuclear bomb destroys the city. As lawlessness prevails, the father must fight to keep his family alive.

Director: Ray Milland
Stars: Ray Milland, Jean Hagen, Frankie Avalon
War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

On August 24, 1939, at a small French cafe, six friends are about to go their separate ways. They vow to reunite on that day each year at the cafe. The film follows each of their lives: one... See full summary »

Director: Umberto Lenzi
Stars: George Peppard, George Hamilton, Horst Buchholz
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Story of Harry S. Truman as he begins his political career in 1929.

Director: Jack Smight
Stars: Robert Vaughn, Arthur Kennedy, Martha Scott
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Tanner
...
Maj. Eugene Denton
...
Janice
...
Keegan
...
Billy
Kip Niven ...
Lt. Tom Perry
...
Man / Guard
Seamon Glass ...
Mountain Man #2
Trent Dolan ...
Technician
...
Haskins
Robert Hackman ...
Colonel (as Bob Hackman)
...
Burning Man
Terence Locke ...
Air Policeman (as Terrence Locke)
Marcia Holley ...
Gloria
Edit

Storyline

A small group of survivors at a military installation who survived World War 3 attempt to drive across the desolate wasteland to where they hope more survivors are living. Hopefully their specially built vehicles will protect them against the freakish weather mutated plant and animal life and other dangers along the way. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

More than a movie. An adventure you'll never forget. See more »

Genres:

Sci-Fi | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 October 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Survival Run  »

Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Three hundred male cockroaches were used in this film. The reason they were all male was to prevent them from reproducing. Moreover, the sequences with the cockroaches took a week to shoot. See more »

Goofs

Although the rocket launchers do not appear to be auto-reloading, multiple rockets are fired from each launcher, during the fight at Ellen's Cafe'. See more »

Quotes

Man: All the dead are dead - and the living are dying.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Get a Life: Paperboy 2000 (1990) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

"Better do things my way or you're going to walk".
21 January 2012 | by (the Mad Hatter's tea party.) – See all my reviews

A film I wanted to like, but I was left feeling quite indifferent. This adaptation of Roger Zelazny's novel turns out to be a junky, often exaggerated piece of cheap post-apocalyptic drive-in schlock that pales alongside its inspiration. The problem mainly lied with it lack of plot episodes within this road movie through a dangerous landscape and the ones they went with were quite flat and half-baked (obviously outside the killer cockroaches segment). In some aspects its budget couldn't entirely match its vision. What made the feature though were its steady performances (Paul Winfield is always a delight) and of course how can you pass on that vehicle --- "The Landmaster". Where can I buy me one of those? George Peppard and Jan Michael Vincent lead the cast, as two U.S Air force soldiers who survive a nuclear holocaust caused by WW3, causing the earth to tilt on its axis creating freak weather patterns (storms, floods) and mutated insects. So a small crew head out in two armoured vehicles through radiation affected areas known as "Damnation Alley" in their journey for survivors and a safe area. Also coming for a ride are Dominique Sanda, Kip Niven and a young Jackie Earle Haley who's pretty good at chucking stones. The special effects that are projected are chintzy with some blotchy optical effects. While limited, it has its moments, but I wished a little more did happen and that ending couldn't be any more sickening (, in a suger-coated sense).

"Nothing good happens by itself."


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
A Damnation Remake? mikeshardkoolaid
Damnation Alley on DVD? bhender1
They wanted to go to Albany? OutlawSocket
Found this on DVD!! amtamburo34
Online Petition for DVD Release fidian
A modern remake of this movie could really kick ass! farmerne
Discuss Damnation Alley (1977) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?