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The Survivalist (1987)

R  |   |  Action, Drama, Sci-Fi  |  17 March 1988 (Portugal)
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An atomic bomb falls in Siberia and the USA is blamed. Cold War panic turns to chaos, martial law is declared and the US Constitution suspended. Survivalist John Tillman must save his family from roaming gangs and a corrupt army unit.

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Jack Tillman
Sandra Lea ...
Sally Tillman
Tara Trimble ...
Kim Tillman
Jason Healey ...
Danny Tillman
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Dr. Vincent Ryan
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Linda Ryan
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Lt. Youngman
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Richard Dayhuff ...
Col. Walker
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Dub Daniels
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President's Spokesman
Jeff Olsen ...
Randy
Joy Curtis ...
Dodie (as Joyce Schuyler)
Jack North ...
Deputy 'Slim'
Denis William ...
Deputy 'Grizzly'
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An atomic bomb falls in Siberia and the USA is blamed. Cold War panic turns to chaos, martial law is declared and the US Constitution suspended. Survivalist John Tillman must save his family from roaming gangs and a corrupt army unit.

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His country destroyed. His family killed...now they must face him.

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Come, Armageddon! come! Come, come, come - nuclear bomb!
17 April 2009 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

Really corny and bad low budget film that feels more like a piece of confused NRA-propaganda than post-apocalypse. The world is cast into chaos, violence and confusion after the threat of nuclear war between the US of A and the Soviet union. Everybody is freaking out, except... Jack Tillman! (his name is repeated in absurdum)... who's a survivalist who's been preparing for this crap and now gets to play with weapons, build campfires and protect his family and blah-blah-blah... If you are a 40 year old guy in army pants who lives with his mum and have strange ideas about most things, and who's biggest hobby is to hang around in the forest and build knives, this might be right up your alley... Everybody except that guy and the most tragic of post-apocalyptic movie collectors needn't bother. A few unintentionally funny scenes and the fact that this ultra-low budget film takes it self 110% serious saves it from being a complete waste of time.


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