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Dead End Drive-In (1986)

 -  Action | Drama | Horror  -  August 1986 (USA)
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In the near future, drive-in theatres are turned into concentration camps for the undesirable and unemployed. The prisoners don't really care to escape because they are fed and they have a ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ned Manning ...
Crabs
Natalie McCurry ...
Carmen
Peter Whitford ...
Thompson
Wilbur Wilde ...
Hazza
Dave Gibson ...
Dave
Sandie Lillingston ...
Beth
Ollie Hall ...
Frank
Lyn Collingwood ...
Fay
Nikki McWaters ...
Shirl
Melissa Davis ...
Narelle
Margi Di Ferranti ...
Jill
Desirée Smith ...
Tracey (as Desiree Smith)
Murray Fahey ...
Mickey
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Jeff
Brett Climo ...
Don
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In the near future, drive-in theatres are turned into concentration camps for the undesirable and unemployed. The prisoners don't really care to escape because they are fed and they have a place to live which is, in most cases, probably better than the outside. Crabs and his girlfriend Carmen are put into the camp and all Crabs wants to do is escape. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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The movie's hot soundtrack featured chart also-rans i.e. second to top of the pops level rock songs, the rights bought for about $8000 [Australian]. See more »

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Crabs: Beauty!
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Please replace the speaker on it's stand before leaving............
7 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This one has it all.There's violence,sex,car chases,explosions,cheezy '80s music,a '56 Chevy,and most importantly a drive-in! In a futuristic 1990 the government is keeping the unemployed youth locked up in a drive-in and giving them snack bar food,drugs,beer,and all night movies for free.Where do I sign up? Yes it's a bit silly at times,and the premise is unbelievable,but after all it's a "B" film.You just can't expect perfection in films like these,and I (for one) wouldn't have it any other way.There's nothing like stepping back to a simpler time and place.This fine little independent film from Down Under is just like taking a mini vacation in the way back machine.Pop this one in the DVD break out the popcorn and a cold Fosters and enjoy this blast from the past....8)

8/10 on the Drive-in-Freak-O-Meter...ya just gotta check this out!


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