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Damnation Alley (1977)

PG | | Sci-Fi | 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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Maj. Eugene Denton
Kip Niven ...
Lt. Tom Perry
Man / Guard
Seamon Glass ...
Mountain Man #2
Trent Dolan ...
Robert Hackman ...
Colonel (as Bob Hackman)
Erik Cord ...
Burning Man
Terence Locke ...
Air Policeman (as Terrence Locke)
Marcia Holley ...


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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Release Date:

21 October 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Survival Run  »

Box Office


$17,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


In the sequence with Tanner on the motorcycle with a female mannequin in the desert with the giant scorpions, in some shots it is a real woman instead of a mannequin on the motorcycle with Tanner. See more »


Maj. Eugene Denton: Tanner this is Denton! This whole town is infested with killer cockroaches. I repeat: KILLER COCKROACHES!
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Referenced in The Wizard of Speed and Time (1988) See more »

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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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