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Ravagers (1979)

PG | | Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Drama | May 1979 (USA)
In a post-apocalyptic world divided between two groups called the Flockers and the Ravagers, an adventurer and his "pleasure girl" try to find their way to a rumored safe haven called the Land of Genesis.

Director:

Richard Compton

Writers:

Robert Edmond Alter (novel), Donald S. Sanford (screen story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Harris ... Falk
Ernest Borgnine ... Rann
Ann Turkel ... Faina
Art Carney ... Sergeant
Anthony James ... Ravager Leader
Woody Strode ... Brown
Alana Stewart ... Miriam (as Alana Hamilton)
Seymour Cassel ... Blind Lawyer
Brian Carney Brian Carney ... Foy
Kurt Grayson Kurt Grayson ... Coop
Arch Archambault Arch Archambault ... First Ravager
Bob Westmoreland Bob Westmoreland ... Hank (as Robert Westmoreland)
Gordon Hyde Gordon Hyde ... Bert (as Gordon Hyde Ph.D.)
Steve Lashley Steve Lashley ... Second Ravager
George Stokes George Stokes ... Bant
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Storyline

In a post-apocalyptic world divided between two groups called the Flockers and the Ravagers, an adventurer and his "pleasure girl" try to find their way to a rumored safe haven called the Land of Genesis.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

1991: Civilization Is Dead. Violence, hunger and horror are rampant... There is no law! All that are left are bands of Ravagers.

Genres:

Sci-Fi | Fantasy | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El planeta de los buitres See more »

Filming Locations:

Birmingham Alabama, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Cinecorp Production See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Richard Harris and Ann Turkel were married during the time this movie was made and released. This picture was one of four films the couple made together, the others being Ravagers (1979), The Cassandra Crossing (1976), and 99 and 44/100% Dead (1974), with the latter being made and released before they tied the knot. See more »

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path to savagery
3 February 2010 | by raegan_butcherSee all my reviews

Based on an excellent book called Path To Savagery by Robert Edmond Alter and then butchered beyond recognition in typical Hollywood fashion, Ravagers is a lack-luster film pretty much from start to finish. Unconvincing matte paintings of a destroyed city starts things off and before you know it we are introduced to a forlorn Richard Harris with hang-dog face and soon-to-be-killed wife. After being sniffed out by scruffy "ravagers"and suffering loss of said wife Harris (even more mopey)takes to the road. His journey is not conducted with any sense of urgency but is marked by some striking scenery. The rocket graveyard is particularly effective. So is the ship used as a hang-out for Ernie Borgnine and his crew of authoritarian head-busters or whatever the hell they were supposed to represent. Judging by the names in the cast it is obvious that a fair amount of money was spent on the project. But the film lacks excitement. The pace drags.Richard Harris gives a bad performance. The story meanders. It is all very vague. Fans hoping for another post-apocalyptic adventure like 1975's The Ultimate Warrior will be disappointed. Ravagers is rather flat and dull. What interest it does hold owes to its 70s period flavor.


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