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December 1983 (USA) See more »
Before "Final Destination" There Was ... "Sole Survivor" See more »
A lone survivor of a plane crash is haunted by a feeling unworthy of survival. Dead people start coming after her to collect her. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Excellent low budget thriller See more (20 total) »


  (in credits order)
Anita Skinner ... Denise Watson
Kurt Johnson ... Brian Richardson
Robin Davidson ... Kristy Cutler

Caren L. Larkey ... 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)
Richard Bosworth ... Crash Victim
Laurie Wendorf ... Blake's Wife
Rudy Challenger ... Air Traffic Controller
Brian Ann Zoccola ... Hospital Receptionist
Linda Rose ... Nurse #1
Cynthia Weislogel ... Nurse #2
Jennifer Sullivan ... Girl on Landing Dock (as Jennifer Sullivan)
Toni Lawrence ... TV Actress
Susan Malter ... Rita
Gino Gaudio ... Frank
Lloyd Stevens ... Old Man in Park
Al Valletta ... Dave
Eldon Randall ... Highway Inspector
Thomas Peterson ... TV Director
Leslie Corin ... Baby Barker
Barbara Renee ... Mrs. Barker
John Zigler ... Man in Parking Structure
Rick Kleber ... Santa Claus

Clay Wilcox ... Randy

Brinke Stevens ... Jennifer
Gerald Griffin ... Police Officer
Sid Marsh ... Police Officer
Joseph Gaudio ... Police Officer
Don Worden ... Police Officer
Sandra Goldgraben ... Police Officer

Marc Handler ... Undercover Cop
Jaxson Fish ... Dead Boy
Alan Levy ... Civil Service Desk
Darian Hayes ... Salvation Army Lady

Leon ... Gang Leader (as Leon Robinson)
Anthony Alvarez ... Gang Member
Jim Landes ... Gang Member
Kip Waldo ... Gang Member

Directed by
Thom Eberhardt 
Writing credits
Thom Eberhardt (written by)

James Herbert  novel "The Survivor" (uncredited)

Produced by
Don Barkemeyer .... producer
Caren L. Larkey .... producer
Robert D. Larkey .... producer
Sal Romeo .... executive producer
Dru White .... associate producer
Original Music by
David F. Anthony 
Cinematography by
Russell Carpenter  (as Russ Carpenter)
Film Editing by
Thom Eberhardt 
Makeup Department
Robin Beauchesne .... assistant makeup artist
Alice Campbell .... makeup artist
Christine Lamlano .... hair stylist (as Christine Lamano)
Production Management
James Mathers .... production manager (as Jim Mathers)
Sound Department
Kurt Bennet .... sound editor
John Livovi .... sound utility (as John Livavi)
Mike McKay .... sound editor
Tom Rolapp .... boom operator
Michael Sabo .... sound mixer (as Mike Sabo)
Phil Spinelli .... sound recordist
Paula Marie Moody .... stunts (as Paula-Marie Moody)
Byron Quisenberry .... stunts (as Brian Quisenberry)
Camera and Electrical Department
Joey Alvarado .... best boy
Don Devine .... camera operator
Rick Faigh .... gaffer (as Rik Faigh)
Don Giroux .... electrician
Brady Hicks .... grip
Bosco Kline .... still photographer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Laurie Silver .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
David Charles .... assistant editor
Michael Dempsey .... apprentice editor
Steven Wolfe .... associate editor
Other crew
Gary L. Beck .... technical advisor: aviation
Jill Gurr .... script supervisor
William S. Judkins .... set apprentice (as William Judkins)
Jean Kyler .... production secretary
Rita Ornelas .... production secretary
Marta Sarmiento .... technical advisor (as Marta Sarmiento M.D.)
Barbara Scott .... set apprentice
Willie Vande Kerkhoff .... production assistant

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85 min
Aspect Ratio:
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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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013)See more »
Hello, GoodbyeSee more »


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10 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Excellent low budget thriller, 26 July 2004
Author: go2dean from United States

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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