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Survivor (1987)

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An astronaut travels across the post apocalyptic Earth in search of an underground city.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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The Survivor (as Chip Mayer)
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Kragg
Sue Kiel ...
The Woman
Richard Haines ...
The Russian Councillor
John Carson ...
Engineer Councillor
Rex Garner ...
Surgeon Councillor
Sandra Duncan ...
Biologist Councillor
Ben Dekker ...
Special Guest Appearance
Andre Roothman ...
Head Regulator (as André Roothman)
Sven Forsell ...
First Bedouin
Bima Stagg ...
Second Bedouin
Drummond Marais ...
Aerial Regulator (as Mo Marais)
Pedro Cabrita Reis ...
Aerial Regulator (as Pedro Reis)
André Roberts ...
Aerial Regulator
Jimmy Nel ...
Aerial Regulator
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Returning from Outer Space, A astronaut calling himself "The Survivor" finds a nuclear war has left the Earth as a desert wasteland. The Survivor spends 10 years of his life roaming across the desert wasteland in search of other people who may have survived the nuclear war. His 10 year search leads him to finding a woman who tells him about a rumored underground city that lies somewhere beneath the desert wasteland and The Survivor thinks the woman knows where it is. But the woman is kidnapped by a man named Kragg before she can reveal to him the location of the underground city. The Survivor goes in search of the underground city as he goes in pursuit of Kragg and his men and rescue the woman from her captors. Written by Daniel Williamson

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Back from space... A World Destroyed... Writting history...in blood. See more »


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How to make a movie with zero budget, an old rusty factory, abandoned ship, and desert for filming locations, as well as an attractive actress willing to show some skin
7 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Even among forgotten movies, this movie is probably forgotten. It's so obscure that there isn't even a Motion Picture Association of America logo or seal at the end of the final credits, and even Grade-Z Golan-Globus Cannon movies got those. I'm insanely curious about the background of how this movie got made, and my guess is that some low-rent producer came up with the idea based on whatever old sets and plane tickets he could muster together.

That said, this movie has the kind of scruffy charm you could only get from a 1980s post-apocalyptic straight-to-video film. The banal offbeat locations give this movie its boost. Makes sense, though: if the world has been destroyed in a nuclear holocaust, who wouldn't want to live in an underground factory in the middle of a desert with a pool inside? And if you have an attractive actress, why not use her in the most awkwardly-long '80s-style softcore sex scene ever filmed? Why this scene was placed into a violent post-apocalyptic science fiction movie is beyond me, but then again I'd love to find out what was going on behind the scenes.

Movies like this defy any conventional star rating. Who was the intended audience for a movie like this? How did Richard Moll("Bull") from TV's "Night Court" get cast as the villain? Why was this the director's first and only film? What is he doing now? Just like the unexplained weirdness of the entire movie, such questions only heighten the mystery. Perhaps if the world is ever destroyed by nuclear war, survivors will find old VHS copies of movies like this and wonder what the heck society was thinking.


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