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

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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 "Landmaster" later had a cameo in Chris Elliott's sitcom Get a Life (1990) in which it was an automatic newspaper-delivering machine (called the Paperboy 2000) that, of course, went haywire. 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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Who would have thought the the apocalypse could be that bad!
26 January 2013 | by (WILMINGTON, NC) – See all my reviews

The future can be exciting or it can be scary. In "Damnation Alley", it can be interesting. Here you have two Air Force soldiers: 1st Lt. Jake Tanner (Jan-Michael Vincent) and Major Sam Denton (George Peppard, 1928-94) who are stationed at a missile silo in California. They set off a missile retaliation strike at some oncoming nuclear missiles which results in devastation. After the attack, radiation and mutation results. Following the aftermath, the two men decide to travel to Albany, New York to find radio transmission. They are set off on the trek in a Landmaster. These vehicles are very durable, especially in a spot called "Damnation Alley". On of the vehicles gets caught in a storm that kills an Airman ( Kip Niven). The other survivor joins the other two, goes to Las Vegas, meet another survivor and meets his end in Salt Lake City by some very hungry cockroaches. Throughout the travel, the encounters become more perilous after the other. And it's amazing that the Landmaster can travel on water as well. Interesting movie, a more interesting novel. It's fun once you take the time to understand it. 3 out of 5 stars


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