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Where Have All the People Gone (1974)

Not Rated | | Drama, Sci-Fi | TV Movie 8 October 1974
A strange series of solar flares proves fatal for inhabitants of the Earth, except for the fortunate few who are somehow immune to the effects. Animals go insane and human beings turn to ... See full summary »

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Lewis John Carlino (teleplay), Sandor Stern (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Peter Graves ... Steven Anders
George O'Hanlon Jr. ... David Anders
Kathleen Quinlan ... Deborah Anders
Verna Bloom ... Jenny
Michael-James Wixted Michael-James Wixted ... Michael
Noble Willingham ... Jim Clancy
Jay W. MacIntosh ... Barbara Anders
Doug Chapin Doug Chapin ... Tom Clancy
Ken Sansom Ken Sansom ... Jack McFadden
Beans Morocco Beans Morocco ... Man with Gun (as Dan Barrows)
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Storyline

A strange series of solar flares proves fatal for inhabitants of the Earth, except for the fortunate few who are somehow immune to the effects. Animals go insane and human beings turn to white powder, leaving behind only empty clothing. A handful of survivors attempt to rebuild their lives on the depopulated Earth. Written by Michael White <mpwhite@firstam.com>

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Genres:

Drama | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Where Have All the People Gone See more »

Filming Locations:

Agoura, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Peter Grave's character says "Two weeks ago I was selling plastic cups. Now I'm harnessing horses." (Horse whinnies.) "You're right, it's sure been a long time." Peter Graves starred as a horse rancher in the series Fury (1955). See more »

Goofs

In the letter left by Barbara, she says protection from the solar flares is inherited via a gene which is "probably recessive". For children to inherit a genetic attribute possessed by only one parent, it would have to be dominant, not recessive. See more »

Quotes

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Deborah Anders: It was a Sunday in August. Mom, Dad, David, and I were on vacation digging for fossils in the high Sierras. Mom had to go back to LA that morning. We didn't know that two and a half hours later the world as we knew it would cease to exist.
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Connections

Referenced in Night of the Comet (1984) See more »

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WOW! Others remember this movie! I'm SO happy!
15 April 2005 | by jester-30See all my reviews

I have been looking for the title of this movie for nearly 30 years! I saw it as a nine year old back when it first aired. I remember being creeped out to no end. In my teen years I got into scifi and somewhere in my head I always remembered watching this movie - perhaps one of the best apocalyptic films ever made, even if it was for TV. I couldn't remember the name, and no one I asked seemed to recall it - so went high school, college, even grad school... no one could help me find the title. Then, the Internet, a late night search on Google, and thanks to TV Tome and IMDb, I have the title. Now to get a copy! People have commented that it reminds them of the Trek episode... nah, this film is far more effective. It reminds me of The Quiet Earth, but the scenes where the clothes are found is eerie and outstretches TQE, imho.

Thank you all! My 30 year quest is over! Yippee!!!!!


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