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Deathlands -- The year is 2104. For the past century, the world has been ravaged by war and disaster. Radiation colors the skies, and a red chemical mist hangs over miles of lifeless land. Government as we know it has been destroyed. Civilization has devolved to a time of feudal states and martial law. Welcome to the New Reality. Across the former United States of America, now known simply as Deathlands, powerful tyrants have set up makeshift kingdoms, oppressing and enslaving the remaining survivors of the 21st century... except for a heroic few. Ryan Cawdor, his beautiful mutant girlfriend Krysty Wroth, the deadly J.B. Dix, and the lethal albino teenager Jak Laurent are the hope for a reborn future. Nomadic by nature, they roam Deathlands in defiance of all who would take away their freedom.


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Writers (WGA):
James Axler (novel)
Gabrielle G. Stanton (teleplay) ...
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Release Date:
17 May 2003 (USA) See more »
The one-eyed leader of a team of desert scavengers living in the post-apocalyptic United States returns to his home to get his revenge on his evil brother and his evil stepmother whom murdered his father and his brother. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Vincent Spano ... Ryan Cawdor

Jenya Lano ... Krysty Wroth
Colin Fox ... Baron Titus Cawdor

A.C. Peterson ... Harvey Cawdor (as Alan C. Peterson)

Traci Lords ... Lady Rachel Cawdor (as Traci Elizabeth Lords)
Cliff Saunders ... J.B. Dix
Nathan Carter ... Jak Lauren

Matthew Currie Holmes ... Nathan Cawdor
Jeffrey R. Smith ... Sergeant
Park Bench ... Young Harvey
Heather Bertram ... Young Lady Rachel

Robert Clark ... Young Ryan Cawdor
A. Frank Ruffo ... Kenny Morse
Rob Avery ... Tom

Maxwell McCabe-Lokos ... Jabez Pendragon Cawdor (as Maxwell McCabe)

Peter Messaline ... Ben
Sam Kalilieh ... Villager #1
Dionne Renee ... Villager #2
Rami Posner ... Front Royal Guard

Duane Murray ... Sec Man #3

Rob Westgate ... Sec Man #4

David J. MacNeil ... Sec Man #5

Mif ... Mutue Guard #1
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Craig Blair ... Sec Man
Michael Stevens ... Nathan's Men #1 (uncredited)

Directed by
Joshua Butler 
Writing credits
James Axler (novel "Homeward Bound")

Gabrielle G. Stanton (teleplay) (as Gabrielle Stanton) &
Harry Werksman (teleplay) (as Harry Werksman Jr.)

Produced by
Joshua Butler .... executive producer
Chet Fenster .... executive producer
Paul M. Leonard .... associate producer
Derek Rappaport .... producer
Original Music by
Christopher Lennertz 
Cinematography by
Bruce Worrall 
Film Editing by
Joshua Butler 
Casting by
Nelleke Privett 
Production Design by
Ed Hanna 
Art Direction by
Jon P. Goulding 
Costume Design by
Ruth Secord 
Makeup Department
Dawn E. Rivard .... head hair dresser (as Dawn Rivard)
Dawn E. Rivard .... wig stylist (as Dawn Rivard)
Catherine Viot .... makeup department head
Production Management
Geoff Garrett .... post-production supervisor
Rita Picard .... production manager
Wendy Wallace .... post-production supervisor (as Wendy Belt)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Megan Banning .... first assistant director
Art Department
Mary Arthurs .... property master
David A. Baran .... carpenter
Maria Kennedy .... sets buyer
Ian Patrick McAllister .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Vince Balunas .... sound editor
Chris Boyett .... sound editor
Jeff K. Brunello .... sound effects editor
Daniel Colman .... sound effects editor
Daniel Colman .... supervising sound editor
Sean Keegan .... foley engineer
Jack Levy .... supervising sound editor
Doug Madick .... foley artist
Frank Nolan .... adr supervisor
Visual Effects by
Michael Kowalski .... visual effects producer: Soho visual effects
Allan Magled .... visual effects supervisor
Michael Wile .... digital effects artist
Nick Alachiotis .... stunt performer
Nick Alachiotis .... stunts
Rene Bishop .... stunt performer (as Rene Curley)
Eric Bryson .... stunt coordinator
Eric Bryson .... stunt performer
Randy Butcher .... stunt coordinator
Randy Butcher .... stunt performer
Elizabeth Charlton .... stunt performer
Richard Collier .... stunt performer
Rogue Johnston .... stunt performer
Liise Keeling .... stunt performer
Walter Masko .... stunt performer
Louis Paquette .... fight coordinator
Daryl Patchett .... stunt performer
Alison Reid .... stunt coordinator
Kevin Rushton .... stunt coordinator
Paul Rutledge .... stunt performer
Mary Ann Stevens .... stunt performer
David Stinson .... stunt double
Bryan Thomas .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Jason Capstick .... best boy grip
Ben Mark Holdzberg .... still photographer (as Ben Mark Holzberg)
Adam Jeffery .... second assistant camera
David Perkins .... camera operator: "b" camera
Robert Stecko .... camera operator: "a" camera
Joe Strazzeri .... key grip
Matt Thomas .... grip
David Watts .... electrician
Casting Department
Sara Cuthbert .... extras casting
Editorial Department
Brian De Esch .... post-production coordinator
Rob Evans .... colorist
Joe Finley .... digital colorist
Paul Harb .... assistant editor
Music Department
David Bondelevitch .... music editor: dub stage
Adam Kay .... music editor
Brian Reardon .... session musician (uncredited)
Other crew
Dara Cohen .... production consultant
Valentin Nedialkov .... weapons specialist
Chandra-Li Paul .... co-coordinator
JoAnne Rivers .... production coordinator
Alan Sutton .... fire safety coordinator
Charles Taylor .... armorer
David M. Wermus .... network production coordinator

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USA:120 min (including commercials) | Brazil:86 min | Argentina:88 min | Philippines:82 min

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Based on the Deathlands book series by James Axler.See more »


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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Huge disappointment..., 23 July 2005
Author: khelkhet from Canada

I have a shelf of Deathlands books. I am missing only -ten- of more than 80 volumes in this series, and I am a fan of it. The last 15 or so books have sucked rocks, but this movie...I was very disappointed. I was -thrilled- to know it had finally been made into a movie, and when Canada's SPACE channel aired it last night (July 22nd, 2005) I stayed up til crazy hours of the morning to watch it.

But, they could have put more into making the chars like we knew them. JB wasn't a jolly man, he barely spoke. He and Jak are both described as 'never using two words where one would be enough' in the books. Jak is my favorite char, and while I don't know the actor well enough to know whether or not he did his best, I do think he could have pulled it off had the character been portrayed correctly. I DID like the sick little grin on his face when Ryan and JB asked him if he could handle obtaining a rifle. That just screamed 'Jak'. :> I also liked where Jak was getting angry at being locked up. Jak is often described as being akin to a caged animal when he's locked up, and the glaring red eyes help a lot with that.

Krysty has crimson hair and emerald eyes, her brightly colored hair and startling eyes are what make her visibly different. I think they should have invested in some hair dye and -made- the actress look the part. Ryan looked exactly as I would have imagined him to look (except lighter of skin...Men and women very used to the outdoors so much, I would have expected to be tanned. Except Jak, of course) Also...everything was very new looking, including Jak's perfect and unscratched shades. JB looked the part although his face was a little rounder than I pictured him to be.

I think they did an okay job of telling the story itself, and for such a small budget it wasn't that bad. I think they could have put more effort into making the characters more consistent with the books. Hair dye can do wonders.

Also, someone made a note about how unbelievable it was that four people would set out to change the world. They're out to change the world for themselves, to give themselves a brighter future than they each had before. It's all about a search for hope. I'm not sure I would have started a series of movies (Which I still hope for it to be) with Homeward Bound, though. At least one movie to provide setting and background before going home would have been more interesting and might have attracted new blood as they waited to see more. Homeward Bound seems so finite that it doesn't seem like there is anything left to look forward to.

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