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The Quiet Earth ()


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A man named Zac Hobson awakens to find himself alone in the world. In a desperate attempt to search for others, he finds only two who have their own agenda.

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Zac Hobson
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Joanne
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Api (as Peter Smith)
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Api's Mate
Norman Fletcher ...
Perrin
Tom Hyde ...
Scientist

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Geoff Murphy ... (as Geoffrey Murphy)

Written by

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Craig Harrison ... (novel)
 
Bill Baer ... (written by) &
Bruno Lawrence ... (written by) &
Sam Pillsbury ... (written by)

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Sam Pillsbury ... producer
Don Reynolds ... producer

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John Charles

Cinematography by

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James Bartle

Film Editing by

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Michael Horton

Editorial Department

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Anny Lowery ... assistant editor

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Josephine Ford

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Rick Kofoed

Costume Design by

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Michael Kane

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Jill Mills ... hair stylist / makeup artist

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Margaret Hilliard ... production manager

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John Kaiser ... second assistant director
Lee Tamahori ... first assistant director
Sue Turtill ... third assistant director

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Richard Arlidge ... carpenter
Jeanelle Aston ... set dresser
Lee Baker ... carpenter
Brian Beberford ... carpenter
Neville Gee ... set dresser
Matthew Gordon ... carpenter
Dave Green ... set painter
Warren Hoy ... property buyer
Neil Kirkland ... model maker
David Mahon ... assistant set painter
John Miles ... construction manager
Tim Minnell ... carpenter
Richard Morrison ... carpenter
Alan O'Neil ... carpenter
Margaret Purkis ... assistant props buyer
Paul Radford ... scenic artist
Mark Robins ... stand-by props
William Ryan ... carpenter
Bob Schmidt ... carpenter
Kim Sinclair ... set designer
Brian St. John ... art department runner
John Williams ... set dresser
Michael Worrall ... model maker

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Stephen Buckland ... sound trainee
Chris Burt ... sound assistant
Gary Clark ... sound
Gethin Creagh ... sound mixer
Finola Dwyer ... sound editor
Anny Lowery ... assistant sound editor
Garth Maxwell ... assistant sound editor
John McKay ... sound editor
Robin Murphy ... assistant sound editor
Martin Oswin ... sound mixer
Hammond Peek ... sound recordist
Grant Stuart ... boom operator
John Van Der Ryden ... sound
Mike Westgate ... sound recordist / sound mixer (uncredited)

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Phil Addenbrook ... special effects general hand
Ken Durey ... special effects supervisor
Bruce Tooley ... special effects assistant

Stunts

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Ray Wilson ... stunt driving coordinator

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Rourke Crawford-Flett ... grip
Geoff Jamieson ... key grip
Brett Jarman ... best boy
Paul Leach ... camera operator
Nick Mayo ... clapper loader
Brett Mills ... gaffer
Dave Slade ... camera assistant
Pip Tocker ... electrician
Ian Turtill ... focus puller

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Louise Fry ... location assistant
Kate White ... location manager

Music Department

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Dave Fraser ... music producer

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Midge Bentley ... production secretary
Chris Carr ... secretary to producer
Victoria Hardy ... production assistant
Evan Jenkins ... unit nurse
Brian Mahony ... insurance broker
Elaine Miskell ... production assistant
Andy Pope ... security officer
Linda Ray ... continuity
Leo Reynolds ... mechanical engineer
Campbell Stevenson ... production accountant

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Plot Summary

A man wakes up to find himself literally alone in the world, and goes about trying to find other survivors, as well as to find out what happened. He suspects that a government research project he was involved in had something to do with the disappearance of everyone. Eventually he finds several other people, and once they begin to trust each other they try to figure out why they were left on earth. Written by Ed Sutton

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Taglines The End of the World is Just the Beginning See more »
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Also Known As
  • Le dernier survivant (France)
  • El único superviviente (Spain)
  • Csendes Föld (Hungary)
  • Terra Tranquila (Portugal)
  • A néptelen Föld (Hungary)
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  • 91 min
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Budget $1,000,000 (estimated)

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Trivia First science-fiction film ever made and produced by the country of New Zealand. See more »
Goofs The crew was very careful during takes to not to film any activity in the background of scenes that would spoil the illusion of there being nothing living left on Earth. So much so that the assistant director would constantly stare at the background where ever the lens was pointing during takes to ensure nothing was inadvertently caught. However as mentioned a car can be seen in the far distance in the scene just before Zac goes into the church and again at about 1hr 3m 03sec when Api and Joanne are jogging down a foggy hill.....a white car can clearly be seen driving past in the top right of the frame. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Cinema of Unease: A Personal Journey by Sam Neill (1995). See more »
Soundtracks Prelude No. 2 See more »
Crazy Credits During the closing credits the scene cuts to a close up of Zac Hobson staring in stunned disbelief at what he's beholding. Then he realizes he's still holding his mini-tape recorder in his left hand, and after a moment of contemplation lets it drop to his side, as if there are no words to describe the sight. See more »
Quotes Api: You coming?
Joanne: I wouldn't ride with you if you were the last man on Earth.
Api: I'm workin' on it.
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