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Survive the Night (1993)

TV Movie  |   |  Action, Thriller  |  13 January 1993 (USA)
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On their way home from Brooklyn psychiatrist Vic, daughter Julie and sister Stacey run short of gas. They leave they highway to search a petrol station - but end up erring around in South ... See full summary »

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Victoria
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Stacy
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Julie
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(as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
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Cat
Frances Hyland
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Thad
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Ice
Walter Alza Jr. ...
Banger
Louis Di Bianco ...
Officer Fugazi
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Officer Washington
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Watch Commander
Robert Thomas ...
Beef
Pedro Guevara Mann ...
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On their way home from Brooklyn psychiatrist Vic, daughter Julie and sister Stacey run short of gas. They leave they highway to search a petrol station - but end up erring around in South Bronx. A youth gang under the sadistic Ice stops their car and starts menacing them. When Julie drives away in panic, she damages one of their bikes. Ice feels provoked and decides to hunt them down... without fuel the 3 women soon have to flee by foot and defend their life with all means possible. Only the youngest gang member T.J. tries to help them. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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I really enjoyed this film!
27 June 2002 | by (Phila. PA) – See all my reviews

I'm a real Stefanie Powers nut, so I can't dislike anything she's in. But this film had an unusual amount of gore and suspense for a television film. Stefanie plays Victoria, and is in a car with her sister Stacy and daughter Julie. They are driving home from a Thanksgiving dinner and notice they are almost out of gas. They see a gas station at the bottom of a turnoff, thinking it is open, but it is closed and is lit just to deter thieves. They run out of gas, and a gang of guys surround their car at the gas station. Things go downhill fast. This movie is similar to the film Judgment Night in two ways; 1) People take a turnoff and land in a bad neighborhood they are unable to escape from and get chased on foot by people who want to kill them; 2) It has a scene where a long plank is used to get from one building to another. I don't know if this movie copied off of the other, or if it was the other way around. This film has an eerie quality and is very special to me, but I don't know why.


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