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The end is here...
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The end is here. Civilization has collapsed. Technology has been forgotten, and History is Hearsay. Slangman is the smartest man in the known world... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Frank Kowal III ... Slangman
Brad Rockhold ... Atlatl
Wendie Newcomb ... Femme
Rob Cunningham ... Doctor Obvious
Steven A. Kowal ... Brother Alfonze
Darlene Dolan ... Horusa
Tom Johnson ... Malathion Man
Morty Price ... Irkh the Nomad
Bones ... King Malice
Wayne Short ... Terrible Mutant
Steve Franklin ... Bob Rock
Chris Pulliam ... Pink Pantyhat
Dale Fountain ... Skull Peddler
Ron Edens Jr. ... The Chamberlain
Travis Rindahl ... Voice of The Chamberlain
Kelly Jerski ... Harem Girl 1
Phyllis McDonald ... Harem Girl 2
John Rausch ... Toothbrush Mouth
Jeff Wiltse ... First Speared
Robin McDonald ... Second Speared
Jason McDonald ... Third Speared
Sarah Cousins ... Touk Girl
Jason Edens ... Thug 1
Tony Stray ... Thug 3
Sarah Battersby ... Nomad 3
Eric Lewis ... Calamityville Poet
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marc Campos ... The Alien
Ryan Densmore ... Scotsman
Chris Eicher ... Voice of 'The Source'

Directed by
B. Scott O'Malley  (as Brian S. O'Malley)
 
Writing credits
Steven Darancette 

B. Scott O'Malley  (as Brian S. O'Malley)

Produced by
Marc Campos .... co-producer
Steven Darancette .... producer
B. Scott O'Malley .... executive producer (as Brian S. O'Malley)
B. Scott O'Malley .... producer (as Brian S. O'Malley)
 
Original Music by
B. Scott O'Malley  (as Brian S. O'Malley)
 
Film Editing by
B. Scott O'Malley  (as Brian S. O'Malley)
 
Costume Design by
Kelly Jerski 
 
Makeup Department
Travis Rindahl .... special makeup effects artist
 
Thanks
Roger M. Mayer .... special thanks
 

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73 min
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
This Movie turned me into a newt.... I got better., 16 December 2006
Author: julian kennedy from Clearwater Fl

Bleak Future: 4 out of 10: I have had friends that would constantly quote their favorite movies (In particular Caddyshack.) and one of the sources of these quotes was that vast work of Monty Python. The Python oeuvre is so influential it has spawned its own adjective Pythonesque. Bleak Future is often a Pythonesque movie. Unfortunately sometimes it borrows a little too much.

It consists of chapters broken up by a video on how the world ended. (The video is a definite nod to The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy but it is so well done and entertaining I didn't care.) The chapters however are another story.

Filmed in super-8 in a desert wasteland they are a spot on parody of all those mindless post-apocalyptic movies of the last thirty years. These scenes consist of three main characters, a mute Scotsman warrior with a Billy Baldwin haircut, a very pretty blond girl without an original thought in her head, and that guy who won't stop doing those Monty Python impressions.

It's the third guy known as Slangman that gave me fits. His shtick is on display throughout the entire film and it drove me to distraction almost immediately. Every other character is fine. Sure some of the jokes are flat and overdone and there is a scene with the mutants so derivative of Python I thought they were going to ask for a shrubbery, but it is Slangman whose every utterance became the nails on my chalkboard soul.

Other than the small fact that the main character, who is in every scene, is a complete tool this is a fairly entertaining film with a genuinely funny ending. Worth a look if you are a fan of post apocalyptic movies just beware of the mutants that say Nee.

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