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Cannibal Apocalypse (1980)

Apocalypse domani (original title)
Giovanni Lambardo Radice and John Saxon are Vietman vets that bring back contagious virus that turn people into cannibals when bitten.

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(as Anthony M. Dawson)

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(screenplay) (as Anthony M. Dawson), (screenplay) (as Jimmy Gould) | 1 more credit »
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Elizabeth Turner ...
Jane Hopper
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Charlie Bukowski (as John Morghen)
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Mary (as Cindy Hamilton)
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Wallace Wilkinson ...
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Dr. Phil Mendez (as Ray Williams)
John Geroson ...
Policeman
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Nurse Helen
Ronnie Sanders ...
Orderly
Vic Perkins ...
Biker
Jere Beery ...
Biker Leader
Joan Riordan ...
Aunt Tina
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Brunette Jogger
Lonnie R. Smith Jr. ...
Biker (as Lonnie Smith)
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It starts off in Vietnam where John Saxon gets bitten by P.O.W. John Morghen who has been infected with some sort of cannibal virus. A few decades later in Atlanta, Georgia, Saxon wakes up from a nightmare flashback of what actually happened back in 'Nam. Saxon then receives a call from Morghen asking him if he wants to go out for a drink but Saxon refuses remembering the incident in 'Nam. Morghen has turned into a cannibal and is soon on the run after biting into a woman's neck. He barricades himself in a department store and shoots some folks with a shotgun. The cannibal virus spreads and soon Saxon joins veterans Morghen and Tony King along with some others to wreak some havoc. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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The film watched by Bukowski on the cinema is From Hell to Victory (1979) which starred May Heatherly, who plays the role of the infected nurse Helen. See more »

Goofs

Before Dr. Morris can help Nurse Helen after she is bitten by Tommy he has to open the security door with the key in the control panel, the door opens before he has tuned the key. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Norman Hopper: Get away from it you asshole... get away take cover
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A flick to sink your teeth into
8 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

John Saxon, one of the best B-movie stars from the 70s and 80s, stars in this freaky film about Vietnam vets infected with a virus that turns them into psychotic, bloodthirsty cannibals. Saxon plays the leader of

the platoon trying hard to resist chomping on someone else's flesh, but alas, his appetite was too strong to fight with. Cool, yet bloody effects highlight this horror/action flick.


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