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A strange new virus has appeared, which only attacks strains of grasses such as wheat and rice, and the world is descending into famine and chaos. Architect John Custance, along with his family and friends, is making his way from London to his brother's farm in Scotland, where hopefully, there will be food and safety for all of them. Along the way, they encounter hostile soldiers, biker gangs, and all manner of people who are all too willing to take advantage of travelers for a mouthful of food.Written by
Jean-Marc Rocher <email@example.com> (edited by TrivWhiz)
According to Cornel Wilde in a Q&A interview on November 24, 1970, the reason why he did not cast any well-known actors in the film was because he wanted the feeling to be more of a "happening" rather than a movie. See more »
For a man with military experience, John made a major tactical mistake walking along a road when the goal was to be inconspicuous. Even so, he should have been able to hide the group from the large gang on motorcycles which certainly made enough noise to warn John before they were within line-of-sight. All the hikers would have had to do was lie down behind the stone wall along the road. Instead, they wind up in a costly gunfight. Stupid. See more »
George, do you know what I think caused the virus? It's 'cause them Chinese fertilize everything with human shit!
[husband George, sitting by her side, ignores her, so she elbows him]
George, ya hear what I said?
[turning to look directly at her]
Yes, I did. And if it's true, I could sell you to them chinks for a blooming fortune!
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The environment is under assault by humanity. Then a new virus destroys the world's grasses. Wheat, rice, and other foods are wiped out. Starvation devastates Asia and Africa. Drastic measures are considered in Great Britain. Architect John Custance (Nigel Davenport) is a former military man. He leads his family north to his brother's farm in Scotland as the country falls into chaos.
In the age of pandemic, some of the opening premise sounds familiar but much of it doesn't really make sense. Not all foods are grasses. It would make more sense if all plant life is dying off. Of course, the movie would have a tough time filming that in Britain. The country doesn't have that kind of locations. Next, there is a rush to the civilization collapse. The movie needs to insert "Weeks Later" somewhere before the family start their journey. There is also some badly done foreshadowing throughout the movie. The directions are not the best but it's good enough for a B-movie. The characters are drawn well but the progression is a bit ragged. It has some of the fun but also some of the silliness of the era's apocalyptic films.
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