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The Survivor (1981)

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A plane crashes just after takeoff and the only survivor, the pilot, walks out of the wreckage. He doesn't remember the crash, but 300 passengers and crew are dead. As the investigation goes on people are wanting answers.

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David Hemmings

Writers:

David Ambrose (screenplay), John P. Harrison (Blu-ray Booklet Liner Notes) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Powell ... Keller
Jenny Agutter ... Hobbs
Joseph Cotten ... Priest
Angela Punch McGregor Angela Punch McGregor ... Beth (as Angela Punch-McGregor)
Peter Sumner ... Tewson
Lorna Lesley Lorna Lesley ... Susan
Ralph Cotterill Ralph Cotterill ... Slater
Adrian Wright Adrian Wright ... Goodwin
Tyler Coppin ... Boy
Kirk Alexander Kirk Alexander ... Dr. Martindale
Jon Nicholls Jon Nicholls ... Jackson
Roger Cardwell Roger Cardwell ... Flight Engineer
Jenufa Scott-Roberts Jenufa Scott-Roberts ... Stewardess
John Edmund John Edmund ... Goswell
Denzil Howson Denzil Howson ... Rogan
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Storyline

Keller is an experienced pilot whose plane crashes in a field near a town. He ends up being the sole survivor, but he's unable to remember what happened that caused the plane to crash. He also can't explain how come he's the only one who survived without even a scratch while everyone else on board died. A local female psychic, Hobbs, who's been having visions ever since the night of the crash, and Keller's own sense of survivor's guilt convince Keller that he needs to get to the bottom of things. Meanwhile, some of the children killed in the crash begin appearing to some of the locals and an eerie series of strange deaths occurs. Keller and Hobbs approach the local priest, who seem to be the only one in town who believes in Keller's innocence and Hobbs disturbing visions.

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Tortured With Guilt...Why Did He Survive An Impossible Crash? See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 July 1981 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Aterrorizante Confronto Final See more »

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Budget:

AUD 1,300,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

| (original)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This movie, according to 'Antony I Ginnane' on the DVD special feature, was the first or one of the first ever Australian films to pre-sell at the script stage to an overseas territory. See more »

Goofs

During the takeoff roll, the first officer calls "Vee-one", then "Vee-two", then "rotate". V2 is the climb-out speed with an engine failure, and is never less than the rotate speed, so would not be achieved until the aircraft is airborne. See more »

Alternate Versions

UK video versions and the Prism DVD release featured the shorter 82 minute print. The 2009 Britfilms DVD featured the longer 92 minute version which includes additional footage of wounded passengers in the plane before the explosion and a scene where a looter meets a girl ghost on a lake. See more »

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argento down under
15 July 2011 | by trojans7See all my reviews

Director David hemming worked with dario argento on deep red one of dario's masterpiece's. you can see his influence all over this movie. all though this is no argento classic if your like his work you really should check this out. it contains the creepy mood, the scatological narrative and very good use of sound that is unsettlingly.

even though it.s over long and a bit of a let down in the end, i enjoyed the journey much like a argento films, it not the end but getting there that counts.

you would not no this was an Aussie movie but i suppose it does not matter for the story is universal. dean seale was cinematographer on this and he did a master job creating a mood for this ghost story.

as a piece of Aussie history in cinema when we made a wide variety of genre movies unlike today. plus i had forgot how lovely jenny agutter was i think its time to watch an American werewolf in London again.


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