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Dead End Drive-In (1986)

In the near future, a teenage couple are trapped in a drive-in theater which has become a concentration camp for social outcasts. The inmates are treated to drugs, exploitation films, junk food, and new wave music.

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Peter Carey (story), Peter Smalley (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ned Manning ... Crabs
Natalie McCurry ... Carmen
Peter Whitford ... Thompson
Wilbur Wilde Wilbur Wilde ... Hazza
Dave Gibson Dave Gibson ... Dave
Sandie Lillingston Sandie Lillingston ... Beth
Ollie Hall Ollie Hall ... Frank
Lyn Collingwood Lyn Collingwood ... Fay
Nikki McWaters Nikki McWaters ... Shirl
Melissa Davis Melissa Davis ... Narelle
Margi Di Ferranti Margi Di Ferranti ... Jill
Desirée Smith Desirée Smith ... Tracey (as Desiree Smith)
Murray Fahey Murray Fahey ... Mickey
Jeremy Shadlow ... Jeff
Brett Climo ... Don
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Storyline

In the near future, drive-in theatres are turned into concentration camps for the undesirable and unemployed. The prisoners don't really care to escape because they are fed and they have a place to live which is, in most cases, probably better than the outside. Crabs and his girlfriend Carmen are put into the camp and all Crabs wants to do is escape. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 August 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The make and model of the Chevy car seen in this movie was a red 1956 Chevrolet. See more »

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Written by Scott Carne (as Carne), Claude Carranza (as Carranza), Alistair Coia (as Cola), Bruce Curnow (as Curnow) and Craig Harnath (as Harnath)
Performed by Kids in the Kitchen
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I never though trapped in the Drive-In theater is that much trouble
3 January 2018 | by phanthingaSee all my reviews

Look at the plot of Dead End Drive-In you pretty much know what you got into is a 80s dystopian movie but to my surprise the movie actually far more deep and somehow go beyond than just a cheesy b-movie.The characters is your typical cliché rebel teenagers so the dialogue not that easy to hear(no offense to Aussie people btw) or interesting but what catch my eyes the most is the world around them and how it work is fascinating to me.It may come out a little bit boring to watch cause the majority of the runtime there nothing really happens so I only recommend this movie to hardcore b-movie fan


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