Wednesday, May 15, 2019

DAMNATION ALLEY - "Survival Run" (1977)

Here's a Wednesday End Of The World Special for you that is straight outta Weirdsville!

This epic piece was made in 1977, and was titled "Damnation Alley!"
It once was referred to as "Survival Run,"as in 'Beer Run.'

The two head honchos are Jan-Michael Vincent as Tanner, and George Peppard as Denton.
These two are the future, or what's going to be left of it.

If he was still around, I'd ask him, because it doesn't seem like George Peppard is enjoying himself much in this film.

Okay, here we go ! It's on, and over, just like that!

So WWIII was a cataclysmic disaster of immense proportions!
The rules have changed!

There are now lots of giant and vicious scorpions and cockroaches!

This is the escape vehicle! They call it The Landmaster! 
It was built by Dean Jeffries in 1976 for $350,000.00.

The boys leave California and are headed to Albany, New York. They've heard that there is some bit of civilization left in Albany!
On the way, they stop in Las Vegas!

An abandoned casino is a strange sight to see.

Finally, they run into a woman with a French accent, not that it spices up the story much. Janice was played by Dominique Sanda, and now she's along for the ride!

The first thing I thought of when I saw The Landmaster was that....

.............The guy who invented this Fidget Spinner must have been a huge fan of this film!!

Paul Winfield is in there from the start as Keegan......

.....But he's the first victim in this buddy story, killed by a bunch of giant cannibal cockraches!

Ironically, if you're headed to Las Vegas yourself, you can see The Landmaster because it's parked, and on display out in the desert somewhere in between Rosamond and Mojave, Calif.

Some survivors turned into stupid redneck desert rats!
No matter what, that always seems to happen.

I guess the stupid rednecks.......

.......Didn't see those cannons on top of The Landmaster!

They just keep trudging along under psychedelic skies!

They also pick up this kid along the way! 
Jackie Earle Haley took a break from "The Bad News Bears" to play Billy.

Despite all odds, they make it through all this crap!

In the end, they do make it to Albany, and believe it or not, there are lots of normal people there trying to start civilization all over again in peace and harmony!

4 comments:

lucifugo rofocale said...

The Landmaster looks like the vehicle in the tv show Ark-II

EEGAH!! said...

Wikipedia says they often get mistook for each other but are actually different vehicles.

Randall Landers said...

My favorite line: "There are killer cockroaches in the city. I repeat, there are killer cockroaches in the city!"

Can Recep Atasay said...

good

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