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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 from the effects. Animals go insane and human beings turn to ... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
... Steven Anders
... David Anders
... Deborah Anders
... Jenny
Michael-James Wixted ... Michael
... Jim Clancy
... Barbara Anders
Doug Chapin ... Tom Clancy
Ken Sansom ... Jack McFadden
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 from 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 de-populated Earth. Written by Michael White <mpwhite@firstam.com>

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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 »

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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 »

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Steven Anders: [David is walking far ahead of the group] David, you're gonna lose us.
David Anders: You're going too slow!
Deborah Anders: [talking about Jenny] She can't walk any faster!
David Anders: I can't walk any slower!
Deborah Anders: Well, what do you expect us to do? Leave her here?
David Anders: What about Mom! How do we know what's happening to her! She may need our help now, and she's slowing us up!
Deborah Anders: You know I didn't believe he'd leave her here. What's happening to him?
Steven Anders: He's scared, hon. I guess this is his way of hiding it. Be patient with him.
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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 See 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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