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Sole Survivor (1984)

A lone survivor of a plane crash is haunted by a feeling unworthy of survival. Dead people start coming after her to collect her.

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Thom Eberhardt

Writer:

Thom Eberhardt
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anita Skinner ... Denise Watson
Kurt Johnson ... Brian Richardson
Robin Davidson ... Kristy Cutler
Caren L. Larkey ... Karla Davis (as Caren Larkey)
Andrew Boyer Andrew Boyer ... Blake
Daniel Bryan Cartwell Daniel Bryan Cartwell ... Lt. Patterson (as Daniel Cartwell)
Wendy Dake Wendy Dake ... Roxie
Stephen V. Isbell Stephen V. Isbell ... Cabbie (as Steve Isbell)
William Snare William Snare ... Artie
Peggy McClure Peggy McClure ... Crash Victim
Roberta Kay Roberta Kay ... Crash Victim
Kathleen Blyth Kathleen Blyth ... Crash Victim
Steve Krause Steve Krause ... Crash Victim
Dominic Manano Dominic Manano ... Crash Victim
Randy Stripling Randy Stripling ... Crash Victim (as Randolph Stripling)
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Storyline

Denise Watson is a TV station worker who is the only survivor of a unexplained, horrific airplane crash in which she is completely unscratched. Soon, Denise becomes haunted by feelings of unworthiness as well as seeing strange people following her and hearing voices calling her name which no one but she can hear. Disregarding warnings from a psychic actress friend, Denise tries to get on with her life while it's revealed that she was supposed to die in the crash, but somehow escaped, now the unseen specter of Death wants to collect her by sending its minions, people that have recently died, to kill Denise and finish the job what death had planned for. Written by matt-282

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Before "Final Destination" There Was ... "Sole Survivor" See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 January 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Desafio À Morte See more »

Filming Locations:

Tustin, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$350,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Thom Eberhardt's directional debut. See more »

Quotes

Brian Richardson: Don't take it so hard on yourself. Think about the dress you bought. They didn't charge you for it.
Denise Watson: Yes, they did. It's those damn computers. They made a mistake. But sooner or later, they'll find you.
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Connections

Remake of The Survivor (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Saving My Love
Performed by Kimaya Koepke and Tink Williams
Courtesy of Vince Gray
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Why Don't More People Talk About This Film?
7 July 2017 | by molemandavidSee all my reviews

If slow paced, intelligent horror films along the lines of Let's Scare Jessica to Death or Carnival of Souls are your speed, you'll find a lot to love in Sole Survivor.

Predating Final Destination by nearly 20 years, Sole Survivor tells the story of Denise, a TV producer, who ends up being the sole survivor of a plane crash. Soon after, she starts seeing people following her and, well,...I don't want to spoil anything else.

Sole Survivor is a perfect example of "less is more." Things are never quite clear or explained, which makes the entire film quite mysterious and creepy. Most of the performances are subdued and natural and a large cloud of doom hangs over the entire film. It's impressively creepy, honestly.

If you're a gore hound or looking for cheap jump scares, Sole Survivor might not be your cup of tea, but those who appreciate a nice slow burn will probably love it.


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