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Director:
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

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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Did You Know?

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:
Plot holes: When Troy discovers Rowsdower's cult brand, Rowsdower says that Satoris threw him out of the cult because he was a "half-blood". However, Satoris later states that Rowsdower left of his own volition.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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Please help all us Rowsdower fans find this. . .non MST3K. DVD or VHS, don't care. . .
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25 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
The Adventures of Beer and Nerd, 16 October 2004
Author: Pythe from Plainfield, IL

As far as abysmally crappy movies go, The Final Sacrifice isn't so bad. Sure, it's technically inept in just about every way, features horrible dialogue, and doesn't have a character in the entire film with a realistic name (the fact that the director signs his checks "Tjardus Greidanus" goes a long way towards explaining this phenomena), but it's got something most films in its class lack: heart. I'd say Greidanus is akin to the famous Ed Wood, in that he shows not a shred of talent but at least seemed to believe in what he did. Rather than slapping a recycled costume on an assistant director and creating yet another lame, lousy creature feature with an insipid story, he tried to create something original, new, and interesting. He failed miserably, but at least he tried.

The plot revolves around a pre-Internet nerd named Troy, who, apparently, spends his time digging stuff out of the attic that relates to his father's death somehow, stares at it for a while, and then gives up on figuring out what happened and just puts it all away again. He lucks out when a ski-masked cult randomly decides to come looking for a map that leads to a lost city, even though they could have come any time in the seven years prior but for some reason decided to let him grow old enough to somehow thwart their entire incompetent organization with the help of a beer-guzzling, mullet-endowed drifter...but I get ahead of myself.

So anyway, Troy is forced to go outside the house for the first time in a decade and somehow winds up in the truck bed of the aforementioned drifter, who manages to deliver his name, Zap Rowsdower, with a straight face. Even the nerdy kid understands how embarrassing it is to call a grown man "Zap," so he (repeatedly) refers to him as "Rowsthdower," which isn't really much of an improvement. Anyhow, some other stuff happens, involving a gray-bearded, oh-my-god-I-can't-believe-people-like-this-actually-exist-type character named Mike Pipper, who explains some less-than-interesting exposition explaining what they're up against and what's at stake--the world, of course! After looking thoroughly unconcerned, our heroes, though they couldn't pool together enough mental resources to open a can of tuna (though Rowsdower has a lot of experience opening cans...of beer...), find a way to overthrow the muscleheaded cult, defeat the villainous Satoris (a man with a voice deeper than the lead singer of Type O Negative), knock over a pole, raise the lost cardboard miniature of Ziox, and save all of Canada, acting like it's some sort of major accomplishment all the while. The movie ends with an inspiring shot of Troy and Zap in the Zapmobile, going somewhere for some reason. My bet is that it involved beer and cheese.

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