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Ravagers (1979)

 -  Sci-Fi | Fantasy | Drama  -  May 1979 (USA)
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In a post-apocalyptic world divided between two groups called the Flockers and the Ravagers, an adventurer and his "pleasure girl" try to find their way to a rumored safe haven called the Land of Genesis.

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Cast

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Falk
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Faina
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Sergeant
Anthony James ...
Ravager Leader
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Brown
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Miriam
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Blind Lawyer
Brian Carney ...
Foy
Kurt Grayson ...
Coop
Arch Archambault ...
First Ravager
Bob Westmoreland ...
Hank (as Robert Westmoreland)
Gordon Hyde ...
Bert (as Gordon Hyde Ph.D.)
Steve Lashley ...
Second Ravager
George Stokes ...
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In a post-apocalyptic world divided between two groups called the Flockers and the Ravagers, an adventurer and his "pleasure girl" try to find their way to a rumored safe haven called the Land of Genesis.

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1991: Civilization Is Dead. Violence, hunger and horror are rampant... There is no law! All that are left are bands of Ravagers.

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Sci-Fi | Fantasy | Drama

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May 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El planeta de los buitres  »

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The "abandoned missile base" in the movie is actually the Alabama Space and Rocket Center museum and the "Rocket Park" in the back lot of the museum. The museum benefited from the filming of this movie because the display rockets had to be "aged" for the film and then later cleaned. The bi-annually cleaning of these outdoor displays is a major expense. See more »

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That tin of dog food belongs to me!
29 October 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

There are plenty of good ideas here but they are betrayed by lacklustre direction. There is something about these 'last men on Earth' movies that I really enjoy and I am not sure exactly what it is. In common with THE OMEGA MAN and MAD MAX 2, this film posits a future in which a handful of people seem unaffected by that which has wiped out most of the world's population. This is never explained here but it is hinted that a massive global conflict, presumably nuclear, has finished virtually everyone off. It is said that the seas are poisoned and that nothing can grow on land. This gives every opportunity for scenes of scavenging for food and the joy of discovering a couple of unopened tins of peach slices. Unlike NIGHT OF THE COMET and DAWN OF THE DEAD, the holocaust happened many years in the past and thus we have no scenes of glorious looting in deserted shopping precincts. In fact it has been so long that the initial despair has worn off and a new lifestyle has developed. So much so that there are hints of a new mythology: unconnected groups of people all speak of 'Genesis' a place where fish swim in the rivers and fruit grows on the trees. Thinking about it, there is plenty of religious allusion in this film, all the way up to the somewhat abrupt ending.


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