Sole Survivor (1983)

R  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  December 1983 (USA)
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A lone survivor of a plane crash is haunted by a feeling unworthy of survival. Dead people start coming after her to collect her.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anita Skinner ...
Denise Watson
Kurt Johnson ...
Brian Richardson
Robin Davidson ...
Kristy Cutler
Karla Davis (as Caren Larkey)
Andrew Boyer ...
Daniel Bryan Cartwell ...
Lt. Patterson (as Daniel Cartwell)
Wendy Dake ...
Stephen V. Isbell ...
Cabbie (as Steve Isbell)
William Snare ...
Peggy McClure ...
Crash Victim
Roberta Kay ...
Crash Victim
Kathleen Blyth ...
Crash Victim
Steve Krause ...
Crash Victim
Dominic Manano ...
Crash Victim
Randy Stripling ...
Crash Victim (as Randolph Stripling)


Denise Watson is a TV station worker who is the only survivor of a unexplained, horrific airplane crash in which she is completely unscratched. Soon, Denise becomes haunted by feelings of unworthiness as well as seeing strange people following her and hearing voices calling her name which no one but she can hear. Disregarding warnings from a psychic actress friend, Denise tries to get on with her life while it's revealed that she was supposed to die in the crash, but somehow escaped, now the unseen specter of death wants to collect her by sending its minions, people that have recently died, to kill Denise and finish the job what death had planed for. Written by matt-282

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Before "Final Destination" There Was ... "Sole Survivor" See more »


Horror | Thriller


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Release Date:

December 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

L'unique survivante  »

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Box Office


$350,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Thom Eberhardt's directional debut. See more »


Brian Richardson: Don't take it so hard on yourself. Think about the dress you bought. They didn't charge you for it.
Denise Watson: Yes, they did. It's those damn computers. They made a mistake. But sooner or later, they'll find you.
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Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »


Saving My Love
Performed by Kimaya Koepke and Tink Williams
Courtesy of Vince Gray
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Excellent low budget thriller
26 July 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film was very nicely done despite it's budget. The director thoroughly developed each scene so that you knew exactly what was going on.

I use to watch this film along side of the classic "Carnival Of Souls" with Candice Hillagoss. The difference between the two was that in carnival the lead character was half dead, but in this film the dead were hell bent making the lead character very dead.

Cudos to Leon in his prelude role to Madonna's "Like A Prayer" video. You really don't know who he is until he opens his mouth. This is where you hear him sounding like his "5 Heartbeats" character JT.

This is a must see for all true horror fans, and those who still enjoy the late Saturday night "fright night" features.

8 out of 10 hands down.

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