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Ravagers (1979)

PG  |   |  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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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)  »

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El planeta de los buitres  »

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Billed second in the credits, Ernest Borgnine only appears on screen during 10 minutes in the last half hour of the film. See more »

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Oddball casting does little to lift this lifeless movie
2 January 2004 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

Columbia Pictures barely released this end-of-the-world movie, understandably so. It's an extremely cheap movie, using abandoned industrial sections to depict the burnt-out and rusting cities, but mostly shooting on bland Alabama countryside during the off-season. Some locations are even used more than once, sometimes shooting at different angles, but also cutting long scenes into pieces. I got a kick out of how the ravager gang's long march through the countryside through the first third of the movie was obviously originally one five-minute walk through the same rock quarry!

Speaking of editing, that's what the movie suffers a bad case of. We never find out exactly what happened to screw up the earth so bad, we don't know the relationship of the guy Harris kills near the beginning of the movie to James' gang leader character (A brother? Gay lover? A good friend?), and there are garbled moments like the night siege at the abandoned house where what exactly happened to Carney's character is never made clear - especially since he was well-armed and doing well on his own before the movie cuts to an outside shot of the house, then to Harris and Turkel far away! (Well, I admit we DO find out... eventually.) Not to mention how the background of Harris' character and his relationship to the various tribes/gangs in the area seems especially unclear.

But what really kills the movie is how utterly boring it is, with little action, but also scenes that serve no real purpose, like how Seymour Cassel's character is introduced before suddenly being removed. Certainly, seeing people like Richard Harris, Art Carney, and Ernest Borgnine in an end-of-the-world movie is lightly amusing for a few minutes, especially when you see them shooting or beating the crap out of people with the vigor of people half their age! But even that gets old fast. To save you from falling asleep, should you decide to see this movie, think about this: Columbia advertised this 1979 movie taking place in 1991. Yet Harris' character at several points indicates that the whatever-disaster took place when he was a boy. If you figure that one out, let me know!


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