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The Survivalist (1987)

An atomic bomb falls in Siberia and the USA is blamed. Cold War panic turns to chaos, martial law is declared and the US Constitution suspended. Survivalist John Tillman must save his family from roaming gangs and a corrupt army unit.

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Sig Shore

Writers:

John V. Kraft (screenplay), John V. Kraft (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Railsback ... Jack Tillman
Sandra Lea Sandra Lea ... Sally Tillman
Tara Trimble Tara Trimble ... Kim Tillman
Jason Healey Jason Healey ... Danny Tillman
Cliff De Young ... Dr. Vincent Ryan
Susan Blakely ... Linda Ryan
Marjoe Gortner ... Lt. Youngman
Michael Flynn ... Co-Pilot
Richard Dayhuff Richard Dayhuff ... Col. Walker
David Wayne ... Dub Daniels
J. Kenneth Campbell ... President's Spokesman
Jeff Olsen Jeff Olsen ... Randy
Joy Curtis ... Dodie (as Joyce Schuyler)
Jack North Jack North ... Deputy 'Slim'
Denis William Denis William ... Deputy 'Grizzly'
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An atomic bomb falls in Siberia and the USA is blamed. Cold War panic turns to chaos, martial law is declared and the US Constitution suspended. Survivalist John Tillman must save his family from roaming gangs and a corrupt army unit.

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His country destroyed. His family killed...now they must face him.

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Action | Drama | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 1987 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Jack Tillman: The Survivalist See more »

Filming Locations:

Moab, Utah, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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The last feature film for David Wayne. See more »

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Come, Armageddon! come! Come, come, come - nuclear bomb!
17 April 2009 | by oraklonSee all my reviews

Really corny and bad low budget film that feels more like a piece of confused NRA-propaganda than post-apocalypse. The world is cast into chaos, violence and confusion after the threat of nuclear war between the US of A and the Soviet union. Everybody is freaking out, except... Jack Tillman! (his name is repeated in absurdum)... who's a survivalist who's been preparing for this crap and now gets to play with weapons, build campfires and protect his family and blah-blah-blah... If you are a 40 year old guy in army pants who lives with his mum and have strange ideas about most things, and who's biggest hobby is to hang around in the forest and build knives, this might be right up your alley... Everybody except that guy and the most tragic of post-apocalyptic movie collectors needn't bother. A few unintentionally funny scenes and the fact that this ultra-low budget film takes it self 110% serious saves it from being a complete waste of time.


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