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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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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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Drama | Sci-Fi

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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

David took a 12 volt/6 cell battery out of the 1970s Chevrolet Blazer, and replaced it with a 6 volt/3 cell battery. A 6 volt system can usually be used with a 12 volt battery in an emergency, but not the opposite. See more »

Quotes

David Anders: [thinking about having their car forcibly taken earlier by a man] I wish I'd had the rifle, he wouldn't have gotten the Blazer.
Steven Anders: Why? Would you have shot him?
David Anders: ...Yeah.
Steven Anders: Has it come to that already, David?
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Referenced in Night of the Comet (1984) See more »

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Make sure your out camping and protected by a cave when the end comes.
7 June 2004 | by lemon993See all my reviews

Fondly remembered by all who saw it back in the 70's, this end-of-the-world flick packs a punch. I caught the last forty minutes about a year ago on an independent channel--which temporarily replaced another station that was being primed for a Spanish-language channel takeover. Could this made-for-tv movie have been inspired by the Star Trek episode titled "The Omega Glory"? There are striking similarities: most notably the state of the doomed crews' bodies. In the movie, however, the disease is caused by solar flares. You don't need elaborate and costly effects to convey the desperation and fear in the survivors' milieu. The situation itself is enough. Peter Graves sheds his B-movie threads and delivers a heroic performance as the father who leads by example and care, never loosing sight of their goal to hook up with their loved ones. The director, John Llewellyn Moxey, has deservedly earned his cult status. His television resume is impressive: The Night Stalker, The Last Child, Genesis II, Home for the Holidays, as well as the pilots for Kung Fu and Charlie's Angels.


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