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Survival Quest (1988)

A bunch of city slickers from different backgrounds go into the wild mountains to be one with nature, but basically to have a good time. However, a paramilitary group has chosen the same ... See full summary »

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Don Coscarelli

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Don Coscarelli
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lance Henriksen ... Hank
Mark Rolston ... Jake
Steve Antin ... Raider
Michael Allen Ryder Michael Allen Ryder ... Harper
Paul Provenza ... Joey
Ben Hammer ... Hal
Dominic Hoffman ... Jeff
Traci Lind ... Olivia (as Traci Lin)
Dermot Mulroney ... Gray
Catherine Keener ... Cheryl
Ken Daly Ken Daly ... Checker
Reggie Bannister ... Pilot
Ken Smolka Ken Smolka ... Olivia's Father
Brooke Bundy ... Olivia's Mother
Dean Scofield ... Olivia's Fiancé
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A bunch of city slickers from different backgrounds go into the wild mountains to be one with nature, but basically to have a good time. However, a paramilitary group has chosen the same time to go camping. When one of the soldiers thinks their boss has been killed by one of the city slickers, he coaxes his team into exterminating all of them. They will have to rely on their wits and on each other in order to survive. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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In the wilderness you can't dial 911


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Filmed in 1986 but not released in the United States until 3 years later. See more »

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As the start, the plane pilot castigates Gray for smoking near the fuel tanks. Which shows he's an actor, not an aviator. AV fuel has an extremely high flash point. You could drop a lit cigarette onto AV fuel and it still wouldn't catch alight. See more »

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[first lines]
Jake: Take a good look around you. Because when you come back from this trip, nothing will look the same to you again.
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Solid thriller from cult director
13 November 2010 | by Krush_BurnerSee all my reviews

Well, it's not "Phantasm", but it's still a good 1980's movie from Don Coscarelli, who is a very interesting author. Although the basic idea is looks like a remake of "First Blood" in which one John Rambo is replaced by a group of regular people and sheriff with his officers is replaced by a bunch of military, the story itself is quite good. We see how these two groups are moving from indifference to confrontation and then whole conflict becomes a run for survival for ones and hide-and-seek game for others. Lance Henricksen is good here - nothing special, but just a good actor in adequate role. Also, there's a lot of action, some shooting and fighting, but keep in mind it's a thriller first, not an action or horror, and I hope you'll not be disappointed.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Camp der verlorenen Teufel See more »

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California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,453, 12 November 1989

Gross USA:

$62,683

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$62,683
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1.85 : 1
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