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In the Year 2889 (1969)

Unrated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | TV Movie 19 January 1969
In a post nuclear Earth, survivors are stuck in a valley and have to protect themselves from mutant human beings, and each other in some cases.


Larry Buchanan


Harold Hoffman (screenplay)




Complete credited cast:
Paul Petersen ... Steve Morrow
Quinn O'Hara ... Jada
Charla Doherty ... Joanna Ramsey
Neil Fletcher Neil Fletcher ... Capt. John Ramsey
Hugh Feagin Hugh Feagin ... Mickey Brown
Max W. Anderson Max W. Anderson ... Granger Morrow (as Max Anderson)
Bill Thurman ... Tim Henderson (as Billy Thurman)
Byron Lord Byron Lord ... Mutant


A group of post A-war survivors, gathered together in a valley, are menaced by cannibalistic human mutants with telepathic powers. They argue and complain a lot, which doesn't really help their situation. Written by Paul White <pwhite@bigfoot.com>

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AIP gave director Larry Buchanan the script for Day the World Ended (1955) to use for this film. The result is an almost line-for-line remake. See more »


Captain John Ramsey: He's a mutation, Steve. Face it. He's a freak of this new atomic world of ours.
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Final credit reads "The Beginning." See more »


Remake of Day the World Ended (1955) See more »

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A bad movie lover's treasure. They don't make 'em like that anymore
11 March 1999 | by colossus-4See all my reviews

2889 used to appear regularly on one of our local syndicates in the Seventies. Those who need their memories' jogged will perhaps remember the image of the mutated monster with snow white clown hair and piranha-like pearly whites stalked the woods in search of sustenance (raw meat).


It is 1966, title notwithstanding.

A motley band of survivors of a nuclear holocaust struggle to keep from killing/kissing one another faced with a shortage of food, fresh water and alcohol. Captain John, an retired navy officer, and survivalist's valley home is situated as to be fall-out resistant. With food enough for he and his daughter, an unwelcomed crew of interlopers threaten the Captain's post-apocalyptic paradise. A stripper and her manager/boyfriend, an athletic (though chain-smoking) heart-throb and his radioactive brother, and a perpetually sweat-drenched drunk round out the cast of stragglers.

The threat of irradiated rain, mutated humans and animals, and man's inhumanity fail to raise an ounce of horror or suspense in the year 2889. But they do get big laughs.

I doubt a print still exists of this forgotten "Z movie." I'm not sure whether to give "In the Year 2889" a 1 or a 10. As a comedy, like "Plan 9" it is quite an effort. As a drama, which is I suppose what it was meant to be, well, you know. They don't make 'em like this anymore that's for certain Though, I must admit, after seeing the Alien Factor (1977) I'm not too sure.

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Release Date:

19 January 1969 (USA) See more »

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Year 2889 See more »

Filming Locations:

Dallas, Texas, USA

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Azalea Pictures See more »
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1.33 : 1
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