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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.

Director:

Thom Eberhardt

Writer:

Thom Eberhardt
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anita Skinner ... Denise Watson
Caren L. Larkey ... Karla Davis (as Caren Larkey)
Peggy McClure Peggy McClure ... Crash Victim
Roberta Kay Roberta Kay ... Crash Victim
Kathleen Blyth Kathleen Blyth ... Crash Victim
Daniel Bryan Cartwell Daniel Bryan Cartwell ... Lt. Patterson (as Daniel Cartwell)
Steve Krause Steve Krause ... Crash Victim
Dominic Manano Dominic Manano ... Crash Victim
Randy Stripling Randy Stripling ... Crash Victim (as Randolph Stripling)
Richard Bosworth Richard Bosworth ... Crash Victim
Laurie Wendorf Laurie Wendorf ... Blake's Wife
Andrew Boyer Andrew Boyer ... Blake
Rudy Challenger Rudy Challenger ... Air Traffic Controller
Kurt Johnson ... Brian Richardson
Robin Davidson ... Kristy Cutler
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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 »

Parents Guide:

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Filmed in only 28 days. 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 »

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Doing Time
Performed by Kimaya Koepke
Courtesy of Vince Gray
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Excellent low budget thriller
26 July 2004 | by go2deanSee all my reviews

This film was very nicely done despite it's budget. The director thoroughly developed each scene so that you knew exactly what was going on.

I use to watch this film along side of the classic "Carnival Of Souls" with Candice Hillagoss. The difference between the two was that in carnival the lead character was half dead, but in this film the dead were hell bent making the lead character very dead.

Cudos to Leon in his prelude role to Madonna's "Like A Prayer" video. You really don't know who he is until he opens his mouth. This is where you hear him sounding like his "5 Heartbeats" character JT.

This is a must see for all true horror fans, and those who still enjoy the late Saturday night "fright night" features.

8 out of 10 hands down.


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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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