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In one of many unpopular and unsupported policy decisions, the US government of the near future outlaws vehicle petrol in an effort to curb the overuse of limited natural resources - except... See full summary »

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David M. Robertson

Writers:

Barry Pearson (screenplay), Maurice Hurley (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Darren McGavin ... Red
Doug McClure ... McVain
George Touliatos ... Indy
Robert Wisden ... Cam (as Robert Charles Wisden)
Mary Beth Rubens ... Jill
Barbara Williams ... Shana
Alex Diakun ... Dolan
Lee Broker Lee Broker ... Saunders
Frank Pellegrino ... Chance
Bill Berry Bill Berry ... Burner
Tony Sharpe Tony Sharpe ... Senator Curtis
Fred Keating ... Bodyguard #1
Gary Paller Gary Paller ... Bodyguard #2
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In one of many unpopular and unsupported policy decisions, the US government of the near future outlaws vehicle petrol in an effort to curb the overuse of limited natural resources - except, of course, for official purposes. There are many renegades who oppose the authorities, and will stop at nothing to allow themselves the freedom of burning around the countryside. Written by Cynan Rees <cynanrees@hotmail.com>

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They fought with a passion for survival! See more »

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Action | Romance | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 1981 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Vollstrecker See more »

Filming Locations:

Drumheller, Alberta, Canada

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Budget:

CAD 975,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Mara Film Productions See more »
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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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The film takes place in 2015. See more »

Goofs

When some thugs knock down the door during a nude love scene, in the next shot the couple are already fully dressed. See more »

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Announcer on Radio: Meanwhile, in a speech to Congress today, the President deplored the actions of the ten states which have voted to allot oil and gasoline supplies to citizens in defiance of federal orders. He declared that any return to the use of petroleum supplies for, in his words, "privileged personal purposes" would constitute a threat to national security. Meanwhile, in Des Moines, Iowa, terrorists carried out their second strike of the week at a U.S. Army fuel depot; this time escaping with...
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Alternate Versions

Overseas video version contains topless scene of Jill (Mary Beth Rubens) that is not included in the PG-rated North American release. See more »

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Cam's Song
Sung by Peter McGraw
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Pretty bad, all right...
20 December 2001 | by Patsy-9See all my reviews

Mind you, it does sport some fine Alberta Badlands scenery. Still, I wonder why the creators of this film overlooked a shining opportunity for an approximation of wit. In the fascist America of 14 years hence, private use of petroleum is not allowed. Who enforces this? Why, the DVC, the Department of Vehicle Control, represented by the surly chief, a plainly psychotic lackey, the woman who's secretly sympathetic to the rebels and a couple of other nondescript guys. Did nobody think that instead of the DVC, it should be have been... the DMV?

Ponder that, if you're ever bored enough to watch this.


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