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

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Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Release Date:

21 October 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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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The tracks to the vehicle holding the camera can be clearly seen when the transports first leave. 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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If Irwin Allen Combined Mad Max, Deliverance & Them
31 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This notoriously hard to get (at least legitimately) movie follows the travails of five nuke apocalypse survivors in the late 1970s. Their task is to drive their armored personnel vehicle cum Winnabago from Bakersfield CA to Albany NY. On the way they stop off in Vegas, Salt Lake City and Detriot bumping into maniac mutant cockroaches and some radioactive hillbillies along the way. 99% of the time the sky is a swirling orangish red that transfers its Gatorade hues to most sequences in this movie. The locations are all dust, sand and rock... this is after all Damnation Alley and the Earth has been tilted off its axis. An absolute trash B movie that I'm sure many of those associated with would rather forget, it is nonetheless hugely compelling. After viewing you can appreciate the cult classic status of this film, yet to not be entirely sure why that is so.


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