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Cannibal Apocalypse (1980)
"Apocalypse domani" (original title)

R  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  9 August 1982 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Norman Hopper
Elizabeth Turner ...
Jane Hopper
Giovanni Lombardo Radice ...
Charlie Bukowski (as John Morghen)
Cinzia De Carolis ...
Mary (as Cindy Hamilton)
Tony King ...
Tom Thompson
Wallace Wilkinson ...
Captain McCoy
Ramiro Oliveros ...
Dr. Phil Mendez (as Ray Williams)
John Geroson ...
Policeman
May Heatherly ...
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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In the jungle, or in the the city, still they must EAT! See more »

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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 »

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Decent cannibal flick ..in the city!
20 December 1998 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

Likeable film from science fiction turned action director Margheriti. Cannibal Apocalypse features a lot of gore and violence in the fashion of Margheriti's older horror films FLESH FOR FRANKENSTEIN and BLOOD FOR DRACULA. One of the only cannibal flicks to come out of Italy in the late 70's, early 80's which was not set in the jungle, but instead in some American city! Good camerawork at times, decent music by Alexander Blonksteiner, and a reasonably cool cast all give this its share of entertainment value. Good for gore in the last 20 minutes or so, while most of the action is confined to the short intro sequence in Viet Nam (which was decently well done). Passable, satisfying cannibal film, still does not hold a candle to Cannibal Holocaust.


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