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Damnation Alley (1977)

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

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

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The magnificent epic of five people who survive the nuclear holocaust and their incredible odyssey through the nightmare world it created. And now, you will not only see it, you will feel it, live it--in "Sound 360"--a revolutionary sight and sound experience. See more »

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Sci-Fi | Drama | Thriller

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21 October 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Survival Run  »

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$17,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Alan Sharp only did a rewrite of the original script by Lukas Heller. Moreover, Sharp wanted to write a much darker ending for the film. See more »

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Several times during the flood, the voice audio is incorrect or missing completely. See more »

Quotes

Tanner: So where are we heading for?
Maj. Eugene Denton: Albany.
Tanner: Albany? You have relatives there?
Maj. Eugene Denton: It's the only place we ever got a signal from. Albany is the place to aim for.
Tanner: Sort of the objective of the operation, right?
Maj. Eugene Denton: You could call it that. See, there's a way across... well, not really a way across, but the screens show it to be the path of least resistance. It's not good, but it's the best we've got.
Tanner: What happens if we make a wrong turn?
Maj. Eugene Denton: There are areas of radiation we couldn't get through. It's not a matter of ...
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BEST SCI FI VEHICLE DESIGN!!!
18 October 2002 | by (MTL) – See all my reviews

Wowza!

Now this movie aint great (far from it) but it aint horrid either. Just yer basic post nuclear sci-fi apocalypse survival flick.

Survivors get from point A to point B with a bunch of trouble in between. The trouble actually doesn't add up to much (look for roaches!) and the acting and storyline are at a minimum....BUT!!!!!!

The following things kicked ass!:

Beginning!--->creepy slow suspense as the world faces nuclear destruction!

Score!--->Great music sets the tone for the scenes (saving many)

Sky FX!--->tripped out! The skies are the best looking I've seen in any apocalyptic movie...way cool!

The SUV!!--->They actually built this thing! it works and works great! No scale model here, although I'm sure its looks are best viewed on the outside, but its done well, not cheap, handles the road great, and if i could find one, I'd buy it (look carefully at wheel design....amazing!)

Dats it, Dats all. B-movie sci-fi fun. No brainer..great for 2 for 1 rental, follow it with something that will get brain workin again.


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