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Damnation Alley

Damnation Alley is dull, stirred only occasionally by prods of special effects that only seem exciting compared to the dreariness that proceeded it. What's worse, it's dumb, depending on its stereotyped characters to do the most stupid things under the circumstances in order to keep the story moving.

Damnation Alley is dull, stirred only occasionally by prods of special effects that only seem exciting compared to the dreariness that proceeded it. What’s worse, it’s dumb, depending on its stereotyped characters to do the most stupid things under the circumstances in order to keep the story moving.

Jan-Michael Vincent and George Peppard are air force officers on duty in a desert missile bunker when World War III comes with a lot of stock shots of mushroom explosions.

Skip forward a couple of years through titled explanations that most of the country was destroyed and Earth tilted on its axis. But Vincent and Peppard are still in the desert with the other troops.

Damnation Alley

  • Production: 20th Century-Fox. Director Jack Smight; Producer Jerome M. Zeitman, Paul Maslansky; Screenplay Alan Sharp, Lukas Heller; Camera Harry Stradling Jr; Editor Frank J. Urioste; Music Jerry Goldsmith; Art Director Preston Ames
  • Crew: (Color) Widescreen. Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1977. Running time: 95 MIN.
  • With: Jan-Michael Vincent George Peppard Dominique Sanda Paul Winfield Jackie Earle Haley Kip Niven
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