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The Aftermath (1982)

Not Rated | | Sci-Fi, Thriller | 1982 (USA)
Two astronauts return to Earth to find that it has been destroyed by nuclear war. L.A. has been taken over by Cutter and his gang of outlaw bikers. Cutter rapes and pillages. There are also... See full summary »

Director:

Steve Barkett

Writers:

Steve Barkett (based on a story by), Stanley Livingston (based on a story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Barkett Steve Barkett ... Newman
Lynne Margulies Lynne Margulies ... Sarah
Sid Haig ... Cutter
Christopher Barkett Christopher Barkett ... Christopher
Alfie Martin Alfie Martin ... Getman
Forrest J. Ackerman ... The Curator
Jim Danforth Jim Danforth ... Williams
Linda Stiegler Linda Stiegler ... Helen
Laura Anne Barkett Laura Anne Barkett ... Laura
Larry Latham Larry Latham ... Mathews
Carole Scott Carole Scott ... Newman's Wife (as Carol Scott)
Nelson Ackerman Nelson Ackerman ... Newman's Son
Eric Caidin Eric Caidin ... Dead Broadcaster
Dick Miller ... Broadcaster (voice)
Mark Crum Mark Crum ... One of Cutter's Men
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Storyline

Two astronauts return to Earth to find that it has been destroyed by nuclear war. L.A. has been taken over by Cutter and his gang of outlaw bikers. Cutter rapes and pillages. There are also mutants. The astronauts hook-up with the only normal people left: two women, a boy and a girl. Written by Mark Logan <marklo@west.sun.com>

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Hell in the aftermath. Who will survive? See more »

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Sci-Fi | Thriller

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aftermath See more »

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Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Steve Barkett met with James Horner to do the score, but hired John W. Morgan when young Horner couldn't provide any samples of his work. According to Barkett, Nicholas Meyer was so impressed with the score for the Aftermath that he wanted to hire Morton for Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982), but in this case the studio chose Horner. See more »

Goofs

The yellow sticker on the tape recorder at the radio station has director/writer and star Steve Barkett's name on it. See more »

Connections

Referenced in DEFCON-4 (1985) See more »

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Steve's the man - honest
11 June 2000 | by Ninja ThunderboltSee all my reviews

I remember seeing this low quality cheese production several years ago. It was repackaged in the UK as 'Zombie Aftermath', but 10 minutes into this extravaganza, it became apparent that the only zombie on view would be 'versatile' 'actor' Steve Barkett.

Steve's the kind of guy who was always picked last in a line up to play school sports, an out-of-shape middle aged trainspotter who you would certainly not cast as the lead. At first you wonder how he landed this role, until a cursory glance at the video box reveals that he wrote and directed it.

There certainly are some laughs to be had, as Steve comes to terms with the horror of a post apolcalyptic Earth (and viewers come to terms with the horror Steve's limited abilities, both in front of and behind the camera) and if you're prepared to pan a river of boredom in search of a piece of cheese gold (as I always am) then get prospecting.


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