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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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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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You have seen great adventures. You are about to live one. See more »

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Sci-Fi | 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

The 12-wheeled "Landmaster" vehicle used in the film was created by Jefferies Automotive in Universal City, California. Despite the appearance of two "Landmasters" in the film, only one was built at a cost of $300,000 in 1976. The Landmaster is powered by a 391 cubic-inch Ford industrial engine, and features a fully-functional, custom-built "tristar" wheel arrangement, which could actually help it "crawl" over boulders. It also used an innovative steering mechanism that guided the vehicle, not by the front wheels, but by "bending" the middle section with hydraulic rams to effect a turn. The Landmaster's bodywork was made with 3/8-inch steel plating, which helped it tip the scales at over 10 tons. It was so tough, in fact, that it survived a 25-foot jump during testing with no damage. As of today, the original "Landmaster" is alive and well, and is currently in the hands of a private collector who purchased it in 2005. It has been restored to its original condition as seen in the film. See more »

Goofs

Tanner's voice does not match his lips several times while riding through the junkyard. See more »

Quotes

Launch Officer #1: [looking at a large satellite image screen] Looks like a satellite re-entry to me.
Launch Officer #2: [after checking data on computer] Negative on satellite...
Loudspeaker Voice: [Soviet ICBM missile launch indications appear on a large computer screen, alarm sounds] Blue Square One, Blue Square One, Blue Square One. Alpha, Tango, Foxtrot, Sierra, Delta. Two. Omega, Zebra, Six, One. Authentication Sierra Alpha.
Launch Officer #3: Jesus...
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It's in my movie collection
21 July 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I enjoy this every time I watch it. Science Fiction with some very good and some mediocre visual effects. The cast does a good job. I liked the vehicle the "Landmaster." Jack Earle Haley, the kid in this movie is currently in a series on television, and it's pretty good. Most of the movie takes place as the people go from one place to another in the Landmaster, and the people and things they meet. Jan Michael Vincent and Haley get some motorcycle riding in. This was out of print for some while, also the newest DVD of this movie is slightly different than the one I originally saw. It is well worth the price of a rental, check it out and see what you think.


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