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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A majority of this film was shot in continuity. See more »


The tracks to the vehicle holding the camera can be clearly seen when the transports first leave. See more »


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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18 October 2002 | by (MTL) – See all my reviews


Now this movie aint great (far from it) but it aint horrid either. Just yer basic post nuclear sci-fi apocalypse survival flick.

Survivors get from point A to point B with a bunch of trouble in between. The trouble actually doesn't add up to much (look for roaches!) and the acting and storyline are at a minimum....BUT!!!!!!

The following things kicked ass!:

Beginning!--->creepy slow suspense as the world faces nuclear destruction!

Score!--->Great music sets the tone for the scenes (saving many)

Sky FX!--->tripped out! The skies are the best looking I've seen in any apocalyptic movie...way cool!

The SUV!!--->They actually built this thing! it works and works great! No scale model here, although I'm sure its looks are best viewed on the outside, but its done well, not cheap, handles the road great, and if i could find one, I'd buy it (look carefully at wheel design....amazing!)

Dats it, Dats all. B-movie sci-fi fun. No brainer..great for 2 for 1 rental, follow it with something that will get brain workin again.

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