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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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Complete credited cast:
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?


This movie was originally planned as a Christmas, 1976 release. It was held up due to production problems, and the decision to add the "radioactive skies" via post-production special effects, pushing the release date to December, 1977. Realizing this would conflict with the much anticipated release of "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," the release was pushed up to October, 1977. See more »


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 »


Maj. Eugene Denton: Don't go making something personal out of this. Perry is dead. That doesn't make you right and me wrong. It just means Perry is dead.
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Edited from When Worlds Collide (1951) See more »

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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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