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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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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 ... Tom Clancy
Ken Sansom Ken Sansom ... Jack McFadden
Beans Morocco Beans Morocco ... Man with Gun (as Dan Barrows)
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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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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

The family was camping in Central California did was trying to get to Southern California (Malibu, in particular). That distance shouldn't have been more than 350-400 miles AT MOST and with vehicles should taken 1-2 days at most. Since the roads weren't shown to be clogged and they wouldn't have had to compete with much traffic, once they got on the road, they should have been home later that day or early the next, 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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Referenced in Night of the Comet (1984) See more »

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Deserving of True Cult Status!
24 July 2003 | by chconnolSee all my reviews

I was eight years old when I saw this movie (actually I saw it once again about a year after I first saw it). Anyway, I have NEVER forgotten it. The image of the clothes laying inside a car was one scene that ALWAYS stuck with me. BUT, I never knew the name of the movie. And for years I lived with this movie in my head never knowing it's name. Until about five years ago, a friend and I were talking about weird movies when I happened to mention this one. I told him about the clothes and that it starred Peter Graves. He said very nonchalantly.."oh..'Where Have All the People Gone'". OH-MY-GOD. I couldn't believe he remembered it too. This was one of the eeriest, scariest and realistic movies I've ever seen. The sense of the survivors desolation was palpable. The feeling of dread it instilled in me was incredible. Why don't they put out a whole bunch of these great 70's TV movies out on DVD? There's a huge market for this. Great to see so many people remember it like I did. If you liked the Twilight Zone, you'll like this one.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 1974 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Agoura, California, USA See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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