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The Quiet Earth (1985)
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05.28.09

The Quiet Earth (1985) Zac Hobson wakes up to find that he is apparently the only person left on Earth. Soon, however, he meets others - Joanne, a pretty young woman, and Api, a huge Maori tribesman. They survived the apocalypse (a malfunction of a government project in which Zac was involved) because all three were at the moment of death--Zac's attempted suicide, Joanne's exploding hair dryer, Api fighting with another man--when the apocalypse occurred. Soon, however, Zac and Api begin fighting over Joanne, and the trouble begins...

Title: Quiet Earth, The
Release Date: October 18, 1985
Runtime: 91 mins
Genre: Drama
All Genres: Drama, Sci-Fi, Mystery
Languages: English
Country: New Zealand
Colors: Color
Sound: Dolby
IMDB Rating: 7.1
Brimstone Pit Rating: 8.1 - (Rate This Horror Movie)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With Q

MPAA Rating: R

Director(s):
Geoff Murphy

Cast:
Bruno Lawrence ...Zac Hobson
Alison Routledge ...Joanne
Pete Smith ...Api
Anzac Wallace ...Api's Mate
Norman Fletcher ...Perrin
Tom Hyde ...Scientist

Producer(s):
Sam Pillsbury
Don Reynolds

Writer(s):
Craig Harrison
Bill Baer
Bruno Lawrence
Sam Pillsbury

Composer(s):
John Charles




Trailer(s):
The Quiet Earth Horror Film Trailer 1

Movie Quote(s):
  • [Aiming a shotgun at a crucifix] Zac Hobson: If you don't come out I'll shoot the kid!
  • [recording his audio log] Zac Hobson: Zac Hobson, July 5th. One: there has been a malfunction in Project Flashlight with devastating results. Two: it seems I am the only person left on Earth.
  • Api: You coming? Joanne: I wouldn't ride with you if you were the last man on Earth. Api: I'm workin' on it.
  • Zac Hobson: I've been condemned to live.
  • [speaking to a cardboard cut-out of Adolf Hitler] Zac Hobson: Look, I haven't got time to talk to you, I'm a very busy man! Besides, you've had your turn...
Movie Trivia:
  • The scene where Bruno Lawrence is aimlessly wandering the empty streets of the city blowing on a saxophone was an in-joke to those who knew him, as he had once stolen one when he was young, but later felt guilty and returned it.
  • The vehicle that Joanne (Alison Routledge) steals when she goes after Zac and Api is a Holden Torana LJ (1972-73).
  • The white Toyota Hilux pickup truck that Zac drove was one of two brand-new 4wd trucks that Toyota of New Zealand gave to the production.
  • The air crash was filmed at an abandoned fertilizer factory.
  • Producer Sam Pillsbury's sister was responsible for trucks and other vehicles and setting them up the crashes that Zac sees.
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Keywords:
Hair Dryer, Maori, Interracial Relationship, Computer, Reference To Hitler  ...[more]


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