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Cannibals in the Streets (1980)

Apocalypse domani (original title)
Giovanni Lambardo Radice and John Saxon are Vietman vets that bring back contagious virus that turn people into cannibals when bitten.

Director:

Antonio Margheriti (as Anthony M. Dawson)

Writers:

Antonio Margheriti (screenplay) (as Anthony M. Dawson), Dardano Sacchetti (screenplay) (as Jimmy Gould) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Saxon ... Norman Hopper
Elizabeth Turner Elizabeth Turner ... Jane Hopper
Giovanni Lombardo Radice ... Charlie Bukowski (as John Morghen)
Cinzia De Carolis ... Mary (as Cindy Hamilton)
Tony King ... Tom Thompson
Wallace Wilkinson ... Captain McCoy
Ramiro Oliveros ... Dr. Phil Mendez (as Ray Williams)
John Geroson John Geroson ... Policeman
May Heatherly ... Nurse Helen
Ronnie Sanders Ronnie Sanders ... Orderly
Vic Perkins Vic Perkins ... Biker
Jere Beery Jere Beery ... Biker Leader
Joan Riordan Joan Riordan ... Aunt Tina
Laura Dean ... Brunette Jogger
Lonnie R. Smith Jr. Lonnie R. Smith Jr. ... Biker (as Lonnie Smith)
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Storyline

It starts off in Vietnam where John Saxon gets bitten by P.O.W. John Morghen who has been infected with some sort of cannibal virus. A few decades later in Atlanta, Georgia, Saxon wakes up from a nightmare flashback of what actually happened back in 'Nam. Saxon then receives a call from Morghen asking him if he wants to go out for a drink but Saxon refuses remembering the incident in 'Nam. Morghen has turned into a cannibal and is soon on the run after biting into a woman's neck. He barricades himself in a department store and shoots some folks with a shotgun. The cannibal virus spreads and soon Saxon joins veterans Morghen and Tony King along with some others to wreak some havoc. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Country:

Italy | Spain

Language:

Italian | Spanish

Release Date:

18 September 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cannibals in the Streets See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The film watched by Bukowski on the cinema is From Hell to Victory (1979) which starred May Heatherly, who plays the role of the infected nurse Helen. See more »

Goofs

The blood on Charlie Bukowski's lips during the flea market shootout scene. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Norman Hopper: Get away from it you asshole... get away take cover
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Alternate Versions

The Australian VHS release from Palace Explosive Video is missing the scene where Bukowski cuts up the garage attendant with the power saw. This release is otherwise uncut. See more »

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Featured in Apocalypse in the Streets (2002) See more »

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Apocalypse Tomorrow
29 January 2007 | by ultra_tippergoreSee all my reviews

I think the best about this movie is the title, i mean, "Apocalypse domani"(Apocalypse Tomorrow)like a spoof-reference to the big hit Apocalypse Now, and both about Vietnam in some different ways. Well, that the title is the best of this movie doesn't mean the movie is bad. Its a good Italian action-horror movie, but i think it lacks in some entertainment value. I believe the movie takes itself too serious and thats a minus in this kind of Italian gore-fest(well, this one ain't a gore fest but have a decent amount of blood and some cool gore). Worth a look but don't expect a great, non-stop Italian gore fest. PS: The image quality of the DVD is superb. 6/10.


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