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Sparky Greene (story)
Tom Klassen (screenplay)
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Release Date:
1989 (Peru) See more »
Trapped! No Food...No Water...and all they had was each other
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  (in credits order)

Chris Makepeace ... Matt

Scott Hylands ... Jake

Richard Cox ... Paul
Dori Brenner ... Jill
Ben Slack ... Louis
Rick Podell ... Alex

Mark Metcalf ... Eric

Anne Lockhart ... Anna

Suzanne Snyder ... Jennifer
Roger Behrstock
Roger Ammann (as Roger J. Ammann)

Directed by
Sparky Greene 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sparky Greene  story
Tom Klassen  screenplay
Myron Meisel  story

Produced by
Sparky Greene .... producer
Tom Klassen .... associate producer
Myron Meisel .... producer
Original Music by
Christopher Young  (as Chris Young)
Cinematography by
Alexander Gruszynski (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Mary Bauer 
Production Design by
Woodward Romine Jr.  (as Woodward Romine)
Makeup Department
Rob Cantrell .... special makeup effects artist
Ann Minott .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Patricia A. Stallone .... production manager (as Patricia Stallone)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Ross Bush .... first assistant director
Kristine Peterson .... second assistant director
Art Department
Lauren E. Polizzi .... assistant art director (as Lauren Polizzi)
Michael Stuart .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Kenneth Blum .... apprentice sound editor (as Ken Blum)
David Cunningham .... assistant sound editor
Robert Fitzgerald .... sound editor (as Bob Fitzgerald)
Scott Ganary .... adr & foley mixer
Allen Hartz .... sound editor (as Alan Hartz)
Larry Hoki .... boom operator
Larry Hoki .... sound editor
Matthew Iadarola .... re-recording mixer
Dessie Markovsky .... sound consultant
Glad Pickering .... sound editor
Emile Razpopov .... location sound mixer
Emile Razpopov .... re-recording mixer
Emile Razpopov .... sound designer
Solange S. Schwalbe .... assistant sound editor (as Solange)
Tracey Smith .... sound editor (as Tracy Smith)
Bruce Stubblefield .... sound editor
Peter Tomaszewicz .... assistant sound editor
Matthew Iadarola .... sound effects (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Matthew W. Mungle .... prosthetics consultant (as Matthew Mungle)
Camera and Electrical Department
John Carney .... best boy
Peter Deming .... photographer: second unit
Jay Garnett .... dolly grip
Alexander Gruszynski .... still photographer
Lonnie Partlow .... electrician
Patrick Reddish .... gaffer
Martin Schaer .... photographer: second unit
Martin Schaer .... second assistant camera
Glenn 'Bubba' Steward .... key grip (as Glenn Steward)
Kees Van Oostrum .... photographer: second unit
Frank Waldeck .... second assistant camera (as Frank Waldek)
Frank Waldeck .... steadicam operator (as Frank Waldek)
Lynne Warberg .... still photographer
Dariusz Wolski .... first assistant camera (as Darius Wolski)
Dariusz Wolski .... photographer: second unit (as Darius Wolski)
Casting Department
Virginia Burrows .... casting
Barbara Claman .... casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Amanda Chamberlin .... costumer
Karen Garnett .... costumer
Editorial Department
Charlotte Brändström .... assistant editor
Sin Hock Gaw .... negative cutter
Steven Nevius .... assistant editor
Paul O'Driscoll .... lab timer
Music Department
James Flamberg .... music editor (as Jim Flamberg)
Paul Francis Witt .... conductor (as Paul Witt)
Jeff Vaughn .... score mixer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Frank Kanig .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Fred Arney .... technical coordinator
Kenneth Blum .... production assistant (as Ken Blum)
Charlotte Brändström .... production coordinator
Arionna Crawford .... production coordinator
Andrew Evashchen .... production assistant
Gregory Goodman .... production associate
Pat Goodman .... consultant: aerobics
Jon Grauman .... production assistant (as John Grauman)
Nealy Kendrick .... production assistant
Merry Lowry-Donner .... script supervisor (as Merry Lynn Lowry)
Keith McKay .... accountant
Janet Polson .... auditor
Steven Shainberg .... production assistant
Antoinette Strange .... production assistant
Lili Ungar .... publicist (as Lili Unger)
Lynne Warberg .... production associate
Julie Wilfred .... production assistant
Eric Abraham .... special thanks
Elmer Bailey .... special thanks
Gary David .... special thanks
André De Toth .... special thanks
Dean Goodhill .... special thanks
Sandy Howard .... special thanks
Robert Meisel .... special thanks
Buckley Norris .... special thanks
Lina Shanklin .... special thanks (as Lena Shanklin)
Peter Waldeck .... special thanks (as Peter Waldeck)
Harley Williams .... special thanks
Vincent Zabaly .... special thanks

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Also Known As:
"A Savage Hunger" - USA (alternative title)
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92 min
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Bad TV show from the 70s, 18 May 2007
Author: Gamer873 from United States

This movie is low on many things. The plot is very sluggish, and hardly discernible, except that there is not much water kicking around, and everybody wants it. And then the water conveniently shows up out of nowhere, so now these dumb people can start eating each other.

There are close-ups of people eating bugs, lizards and human flesh. It starts with a silly-looking plane crash and just gets worst as these dumb people try to save themselves in the desert. Terrible dialog and illogical decisions by the survivors make the movie little more than a bad TV show plot.

What there was no flight plan or "may day" transmitted? It's not even worth further discussion.

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