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Sole Survivor (1983)

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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anita Skinner ...
Denise Watson
Kurt Johnson ...
Brian Richardson
Robin Davidson ...
Kristy Cutler
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Karla Davis (as Caren Larkey)
Andrew Boyer ...
Blake
Daniel Bryan Cartwell ...
Lt. Patterson (as Daniel Cartwell)
Wendy Dake ...
Roxie
Stephen V. Isbell ...
Cabbie (as Steve Isbell)
William Snare ...
Artie
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)
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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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This woman has cheated death. Now, Death wants to even the score. See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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December 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Desafio À Morte  »

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$350,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Thom Eberhardt's directional debut. See more »

Quotes

Karla Davis: You cannot stop it, and anyone who stands in its way, or finds out, or even remotely suspects it, they will be delt with.
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Connections

References To Have and Have Not (1944) See more »

Soundtracks

Hello, Goodbye
Performed by Evan Williams
Courtesy of Gregg Thomas
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eerie and atmospheric
7 October 2005 | by (Hellfudge, Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

As with other movies that deal with the blurry line between life and death, "Sole Survivor" often lacks cohesion in plot and logic. But the weight of its atmospheric shocks and well-paced suspense is effective–it's a movie that places its concentration on waking-nightmare horror rather than gore. A woman is the lone survivor of an airplane crash, predicted by a washed-up TV actress with psychic tendencies; complications arise when the recently-dead start popping up in the woman's everyday life. Eerie chiller with strong atmosphere and a moody pace draws favorable comparisons to "Carnival of Souls" and "Dead & Buried." Recommended for adventurous viewers with a taste for the offbeat.


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