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The Quiet Earth (1985)

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A man named Zac Hobson awakens to find himself alone in the world, and In a desperate attempt to search for other's he finds only two who have their own agenda .

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Storyline

A man wakes up to find himself literally alone in the world, and goes about trying to find other survivors, as well as to find out what happened. He suspects that a government research project he was involved in had something to do with the disappearance of everyone. Eventually he finds several other people, and once they begin to trust each other they try to figure out why they were left on earth. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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On July 5th, everyone on Earth disappeared See more »

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Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi

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18 October 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Terra Tranquila  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$1,595,097 (USA)
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Trivia

When Zac checks in at work he hits a few buttons and the monitor starts buzzing and repeatedly displays the words, "Response....Negative." He is signaling all other stations in the worldwide grid to see if they are manned. The negative response tells him that everyone is gone in those countries, too. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Zac cries "aaa!" in the cathedral, you can see a white car passing in the distance. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Zac Hobson: [trying to pay for gasoline] Hello... Hello... Hello?
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Crazy Credits

During the closing credits the scene cuts to a close up of Zac Hobson staring in stunned disbelief at what he's beholding. Then he realizes he's still holding his mini-tape recorder in his left hand, and after a moment of contemplation lets it drop to his side, as if there are no words to describe the sight. See more »

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Referenced in 28 Days Later... (2002) See more »

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Prelude No. 2
Performed by Kenny Burrell
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Good Science Fiction
14 March 2001 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

If you're looking for a science fiction flick that has nothing to do with little green aliens or intergalactic civil war, check out this film. A terrific story about a man waking up to find out that everybody in the world is gone. Vanished! He is the only one on Earth. A great part of the film deals with the struggle of having to be alone. Very original, very interesting, and very entertaining. Check it out.


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