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Damnation Alley (1977)

PG  |   |  Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  21 October 1977 (USA)
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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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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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21 October 1977 (USA)  »

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Survival Run  »

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$17,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

20th Century-Fox "developed" a rival to Universal's gimmicky "Sensurround" sound process (popularized in the theatrical release of Earthquake (1974)) that was only used for the theatrical release of "Damnation Alley" called "Sound 360." This process was basically a variation of Magnetic-Optical Stereo sound. This technical advancement/gimmick in sound did not last past "Damnation Alley" although it was planned for Walter Hill's The Driver (1978) and Damien: Omen II (1978). If you look at the one sheet of "Damnation Alley" the "Sound 360" declaration and logo are prominent at the bottom. See more »

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As the blue sky was often used to 'key' the optical effects for much of the film, when the camera panned or moved upwards, it resulted in the special effects moving with the camera and/or revealing clear blue sky elsewhere in the shot. See more »

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Tanner: [the Landmaster refugees are being waylaid by the "Mountain Men" in the desert] How long have you men been here?
Man: Since everything went to hell.
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A post-apocalypse road film...
5 July 2001 | by (ohio, usa) – See all my reviews

The beginning of this film really shakes you up. The careful, measured tones coming from the missile base loudspeaker announcing the progress of "the war" belie the fact that at that moment scores of millions of people are being atomized as the bombs fall.

However, the aftermath seems to be typical post-nuclear mis-adventure, with the survivors from the base starting out on a cross-country road trip. The "Landmaster" vehicles add a jazzy and technie touch to the otherwise predictable trip. Wild weather, crazed hermits, and killer cockroaches require a little suspension of disbelief, but still keep the pace going.

Fans of "The A-Team" will like seeing George Peppard in a lead role, as the by-the-book superior officer who tries to keep the non-conformist junior officer (Vincent) in line. Dominique Sanda adds some nice eye candy as the token female member of the intrepid band of pilgrims, rescued by Peppard and company from the ruins of Las Vegas.

Overall, a pretty good film if you are looking for an evening of distraction and non-reality, if you can get past the opening sequence.


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