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The Quiet Earth -- A mans awakens to find himself alone in the world.


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Release Date:
18 October 1985 (USA) See more »
The End of the World is Just the Beginning See more »
A man named Zac Hobson awakens to find himself alone in the world. In a desperate attempt to search for others, he finds only two who have their own agenda. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Geoff Murphy  (as Geoffrey Murphy)
Writing credits
Craig Harrison (novel)

Bill Baer (written by) &
Bruno Lawrence (written by) &
Sam Pillsbury (written by)

Produced by
Sam Pillsbury .... producer
Don Reynolds .... producer
Original Music by
John Charles 
Cinematography by
James Bartle 
Film Editing by
Michael Horton 
Production Design by
Josephine Ford 
Art Direction by
Rick Kofoed 
Costume Design by
Michael Kane 
Makeup Department
Jill Mills .... hair stylist
Jill Mills .... makeup artist
Production Management
Margaret Hilliard .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Kaiser .... second assistant director
Lee Tamahori .... first assistant director
Sue Turtill .... third assistant director
Art Department
Richard Arlidge .... carpenter
Jeanelle Aston .... set dresser
Lee Baker .... carpenter
Brian Beberford .... carpenter
Neville Gee .... set dresser
Matthew Gordon .... carpenter
Dave Green .... set painter
Warren Hoy .... property buyer
Neil Kirkland .... model maker
David Mahon .... assistant set painter
John Miles .... construction manager
Tim Minnell .... carpenter
Richard Morrison .... carpenter
Alan O'Neil .... carpenter
Margaret Purkis .... assistant props buyer
Paul Radford .... scenic artist
Mark Robins .... stand-by props
William Ryan .... carpenter
Bob Schmidt .... carpenter
Kim Sinclair .... set designer
Brian St. John .... art department runner
John Williams .... set dresser
Michael Worrall .... model maker
Sound Department
Stephen Buckland .... sound trainee
Chris Burt .... sound assistant
Gary Clark .... sound
Gethin Creagh .... sound mixer
Finola Dwyer .... sound editor
Anny Lowery .... assistant sound editor
Garth Maxwell .... assistant sound editor
John McKay .... sound editor
Robin Murphy .... assistant sound editor
Martin Oswin .... sound mixer
Hammond Peek .... sound recordist
Grant Stuart .... boom operator
John Van Der Ryden .... sound
Mike Westgate .... sound recordist
Mike Westgate .... sound mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Phil Addenbrook .... special effects general hand
Ken Durey .... special effects supervisor
Bruce Tooley .... special effects assistant
Ray Wilson .... stunt driving coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Rourke Crawford-Flett .... grip
Geoff Jamieson .... key grip
Brett Jarman .... best boy
Paul Leach .... camera operator
Nick Mayo .... clapper loader
Brett Mills .... gaffer
Dave Slade .... camera assistant
Pip Tocker .... electrician
Ian Turtill .... focus puller
Editorial Department
Anny Lowery .... assistant editor
Location Management
Louise Fry .... location assistant
Kate White .... location manager
Music Department
Dave Fraser .... music producer
Other crew
Midge Bentley .... production secretary
Chris Carr .... secretary to producer
Victoria Hardy .... production assistant
Evan Jenkins .... unit nurse
Elaine Miskell .... production assistant
Andy Pope .... security officer
Linda Ray .... continuity
Leo Reynolds .... mechanical engineer
Campbell Stevenson .... production accountant

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91 min
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Did You Know?

Debut film of actor Pete Smith who played Api. Smith was a former juvenile delinquent. The Quiet Earth (1985) was not only his first acting job, it was his big break and he has been an actor ever since.See more »
Revealing mistakes: In the scene where Zac cries "aaa!" in the cathedral, you can see a white car passing in the distance.See more »
[first lines]
Zac Hobson:[trying to pay for gasoline] Hello... Hello... Hello?
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Movie Connections:
Prelude No. 2See more »


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91 out of 105 people found the following review useful.
Engaging, 30 July 2001
Author: BlackMonk from USA

An engaging sci-fi drama about a man who awakens to find himself, seemingly, the last person alive on earth. What does he do? What would you do? Everything's free. You could drive what you want. Wear what you want. Live in the fanciest hotel or simply pick a house to move in to. No laws to obey except those imposed by reality.

But might it not get lonely? And what if you did find someone else?

I plucked this movie off the rental rack on a whim, not expecting much really, but I was pleasantly surprised. By no means was it a 'great' movie, but I think virtually anyone would find it interesting--certainly more so than the claptrap currently being churned out by Hollywood.

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