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Writer:
Tjardus Greidanus (written by)
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Tagline:
On this mission, no sacrifice is too great! See more »
Plot:
Fleeing from the cult that murdered his father, a teen is aided in his quest to find the lost city of the fabled Ziox by a secretive drifter. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Christian Malcolm ... Troy McGreggor
Bruce J. Mitchell ... Zap Rowsdower
Shane Marceau ... Satoris
Ron Anderson ... Mike Pipper
Bharbara Egan ... Aunt Betty
Randy Vasseur ... Thomas McGreggor, Troy's Father
Bryan C. Knight ... Gas Attendant (as Bryan Knight)
Catherine O'Connel ... Operator #1
Felice Wills ... Radio Announcer
John Soldan ... Cultist
Aus Greidanus ... Cultist
Frank Paynter ... Cultist
Dean Hinche ... Cultist
Cris Wiseman ... Cultist
Paul McKay ... Cultist
Robert Bjornson ... Cultist
Jason Mauza ... Cultist
Brock Jones ... Cultist
Rick Robbins ... Cultist
Wayne Leppar ... Cultist
Brad Wroblesky ... Cultist
Adrian Mckechnie ... Cultist
Matthew Chipera ... Cultist (as Matt Chipera)
Ken Yakiwchuk ... Cultist
Sean Jensen ... Cultist
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Directed by
Tjardus Greidanus 
 
Writing credits
Tjardus Greidanus (written by)

Christian Malcolm  uncredited
Bruce J. Mitchell  uncredited

Original Music by
Robert Skeet 
 
Cinematography by
Jim Stacy 
 
Film Editing by
Tjardus Greidanus  (as The Flying Dutchman)
Glen Ludlow 
 
Makeup Department
David Trainor .... makeup designer: Satoris
 
Production Management
Per Asplund .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bryan C. Knight .... assistant director (as Bryan Knight)
Raelene Tulick .... assistant director
Darin Wilson .... assistant director: additional photography
 
Art Department
Bryan Pfahl .... production designer: City of Ziox (creator: City of Ziox)
 
Sound Department
Sean Bjornson .... sound
Michael Cox .... foley artist
Tjardus Greidanus .... sound editor
David Griffith .... foley artist
David Griffith .... sound mixer: additional photography
Darin Wilson .... sound re-recording mixer
Rick Youck .... foley artist
Kelly Zombor .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Philip Letourneau .... additional special effects photographer
 
Stunts
Dean Hinche .... stunts
Wayne Leppar .... stunts
Frank Paynter .... stunts
Cris Wiseman .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Thom Best .... director of photography: additional photography
Robert Sawchuck .... gaffer
Jerry Schow .... camera assistant: additional photography
Mike Steele .... still photographer
 
Editorial Department
Mark Dobrescu .... assistant editor
Wayne Little .... assistant editor
Cherene O'Shea .... assistant editor
Darin Wilson .... negative cutter
 
Music Department
Robert Skeet .... musician
 
Other crew
Rick Doe .... crew member: "The Local Lab"
Nancy Marano .... financial consultant
Shona C. Rossel .... crew member: "The Local Lab"
Roy Sallows .... script consultant
Glynis Whiting .... script consultant
Felice Wills .... market researcher (as Fe Wills)
 
Thanks
Helene Caryk .... special thanks
Michael Cox .... special thanks
Robert Cuffley .... special thanks (as Robert Cufley)
Scott Davidson .... special thanks
Diane DeWick .... special thanks
Richard Galley .... special thanks
Aus Greidanus .... special thanks
John Greidanus .... special thanks
Lyke Greidanus .... special thanks
Muriel Hamilton .... special thanks
Micheal Hamm .... special thanks
Catherine Hannis .... special thanks
Chuck Kenny .... special thanks
Terry King .... special thanks
George Koller .... special thanks
Anisa Lalani .... special thanks
Philip Letourneau .... special thanks
Dave Meuser .... special thanks
Brad Moerke .... special thanks
James Rasmussen .... special thanks
Frank Russo .... special thanks
Eddy Stair .... special thanks
Grant Vetters .... special thanks
Joyce Visscher .... special thanks
Brian Whittred .... special thanks
Rick Youck .... special thanks
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Quest for the Lost City" - USA (video title)
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Canada:78 min
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Trivia:
Director Tjardus Greidanus was a film student at Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. He shot the movie with cameras borrowed from the school.See more »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: In the ending credits, Bruce J. Mitchell is incorrectly credited as 'Troy' and Christian Malcolm is incorrectly credited as 'Rowsdower'. Christian Malcolm played the part of 'Troy' and Bruce J. Mitchell played the part of 'Rowsdower'.See more »
Quotes:
Aunt Betty:There. What are you studying?
Troy McGreggor:French Revolution.
Aunt Betty:Oh, that looks more like World War Two.
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25 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
Ridiculous, 13 June 2004
Author: Gafke from United States

"Quest for the Lost City" (or "The Final Sacrifice" as it is more commonly known) features a paper thin plot apparently thought up by a third grader, stunningly icky and sometimes downright ugly characters, and not much else.

This is the story of geeky little Troy, whose dad was an amateur archaeologist who disappeared a few years back whilst seeking The Lost City! Troy finds a map to The Lost City that his dad left behind and soon, ski-mask wearing moose hunters in black tank tops and sweat pants are chasing after him with machetes. We're never really quite sure exactly why these bodybuilders don't want anyone to find out about them, but their boss Satoris - a greasy, creepy looking guy with an impossibly deep voice and a penchant for black trenchcoats and kinky riding crops - gives the orders and no one questions him. Troy hooks up with a lumpy loser name of - get this - Zap Rowsdower. What the hell kind of a name is Zap Rowsdower? I mean, if you were Mrs. Rowsdower, why would you want to curse your son further by naming him Zap, for crying out loud? But, I digress...

Zap used to be a member of the bodybuilders cult, but was tossed out by Satoris, apparently for having a stupider name than him. Zap might also know more about the death of Troy's father than he's willing to admit, but there's no time for that as Troy and Zap meet Mike Pipper, Troy's dad's old partner. Mike is a strange combination of Yosemite Sam and Jethro Tull, and although I suspect he was supposed to be the wise man of the film, filling in plot holes and offering Yoda-like advice, I couldn't stop laughing at him long enough to take him or anything he said seriously. Apparently, while I was laughing, I missed something important, because Troy is kidnapped by Satoris and prepared for The Final Sacrifice! It is now up to Zap to save him and clear his own name in the process.

Yeah, whatever.

This film might have worked better if Troy had instead been an attractive young girl and Zap had been a handsome young man with a less stupid name... and less facial hair and a better wardrobe and less body odor and...well, it would have been predictable as hell, but it would have been more interesting. I mean, wouldn't the gods that Satoris worships be a little cheesed off at being offered such a goofy sacrifice? This is clearly a family project, with the directors close friends and distant cousins trying to pass themselves off as actors, and the director himself trying to pass himself off as a director. Good gods, a full cast and crew actually wasted an entire sunny weekend making this pile of moose dung. And yet, I found myself rather amused by it all. It's one of my favorite MST3K episodes and I'm not really sure why. Maybe it's the silly names, maybe it's the simplicity of the plot (which reminded me of stories I wrote when I was a dumb kid) maybe I'm secretly attracted to guys with cavernous noses and really stupid names, I don't know. But I liked it. It was just bad enough to be somewhat amusing and was kind of like watching a wrestling match filmed outdoors. I give it a 3 on a scale of 10, and I'm feeling generous today.

Watch the MST3K version if you must watch it at all.

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