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The Survivor (1981)

Not Rated | | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 9 July 1981 (Australia)
A plane crashes just after takeoff and the only survivor, the pilot, walks out of the wreckage. He doesn't remember the crash, but 300 passengers and crew are dead. As the investigation goes on people are wanting answers.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Hobbs
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Priest
Angela Punch McGregor ...
Beth (as Angela Punch-McGregor)
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Tewson
Lorna Lesley ...
Susan
Ralph Cotterill ...
Slater
Adrian Wright ...
Goodwin
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Boy
Kirk Alexander ...
Dr. Martindale
Jon Nicholls ...
Jackson
Roger Cardwell ...
Flight Engineer
Jenufa Scott-Roberts ...
Stewardess
John Edmund ...
Goswell
Denzil Howson ...
Rogan
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Keller is an experienced pilot whose plane crashes in a field near a town. He ends up being the sole survivor, but he's unable to remember what happened that caused the plane to crash. He also can't explain how come he's the only one who survived without even a scratch while everyone else on board died. A local female psychic, Hobbs, who's been having visions ever since the night of the crash, and Keller's own sense of survivor's guilt convince Keller that he needs to get to the bottom of things. Meanwhile, some of the children killed in the crash begin appearing to some of the locals and an eerie series of strange deaths occurs. Keller and Hobbs approach the local priest, who seem to be the only one in town who believes in Keller's innocence and Hobbs disturbing visions.

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A tale of death, and of an evil which transcends death See more »


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9 July 1981 (Australia)  »

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Aterrorizante Confronto Final  »

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AUD 1,300,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Director Brian Trenchard-Smith made an eighteen minute promo reel of this film to show to potential buyers at film markets. See more »

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The pilot is seen switching off the "No Smoking" and "Fasten Seat Belt" signs almost immediately the plane is airborne, yet just a few seconds later it can be seen that the wheels have not been retracted. The signs would have been kept lit until the plane was well into the air, which would be some time after the wheels had been retracted. See more »

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argento down under
15 July 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Director David hemming worked with dario argento on deep red one of dario's masterpiece's. you can see his influence all over this movie. all though this is no argento classic if your like his work you really should check this out. it contains the creepy mood, the scatological narrative and very good use of sound that is unsettlingly.

even though it.s over long and a bit of a let down in the end, i enjoyed the journey much like a argento films, it not the end but getting there that counts.

you would not no this was an Aussie movie but i suppose it does not matter for the story is universal. dean seale was cinematographer on this and he did a master job creating a mood for this ghost story.

as a piece of Aussie history in cinema when we made a wide variety of genre movies unlike today. plus i had forgot how lovely jenny agutter was i think its time to watch an American werewolf in London again.


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