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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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There's a party every day, a movie every night, and all the junk food you can eat. What more can a kid want... except to get out. See more »


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The name of the drive-in seen in this film was "The Star Drive-in". See more »

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[first title card]
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A very good film !
4 April 2003 | by (Cannes - France) – See all my reviews

(I'm French excuse my bad English) Dead end drive in is a very good film. Of course images and music seem old but the idea is universal. Do not accept the fatality, refuse the way somebody else want to show you and fight till death to have your liberty back. In a world of corruption and dishonesty be upright and do your best to feel free. This film is excellent, the message is sane and hopeful.


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