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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
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Lt. Tom Perry
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Man / Guard
Seamon Glass ...
Mountain Man #2
Trent Dolan ...
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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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travel | desert | future | biker | fortress | See more »

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The magnificent epic of five people who survive the nuclear holocaust and their incredible odyssey through the nightmare world it created. And now, you will not only see it, you will feel it, live it--in "Sound 360"--a revolutionary sight and sound experience. See more »

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Sci-Fi | Drama | Thriller

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21 October 1977 (USA)  »

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Damnation Alley  »

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$17,000,000 (estimated)
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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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Maj. Eugene Denton: Tanner this is Denton! This whole town is infested with killer cockroaches. I repeat: KILLER COCKROACHES!
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A post-apocalypse road film...
5 July 2001 | by (ohio, usa) – See all my reviews

The beginning of this film really shakes you up. The careful, measured tones coming from the missile base loudspeaker announcing the progress of "the war" belie the fact that at that moment scores of millions of people are being atomized as the bombs fall.

However, the aftermath seems to be typical post-nuclear mis-adventure, with the survivors from the base starting out on a cross-country road trip. The "Landmaster" vehicles add a jazzy and technie touch to the otherwise predictable trip. Wild weather, crazed hermits, and killer cockroaches require a little suspension of disbelief, but still keep the pace going.

Fans of "The A-Team" will like seeing George Peppard in a lead role, as the by-the-book superior officer who tries to keep the non-conformist junior officer (Vincent) in line. Dominique Sanda adds some nice eye candy as the token female member of the intrepid band of pilgrims, rescued by Peppard and company from the ruins of Las Vegas.

Overall, a pretty good film if you are looking for an evening of distraction and non-reality, if you can get past the opening sequence.


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