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The Quiet Earth (1985)

Cast: Ray Wilson, Ray Wilson, Bruno Lawrence, more...
Director: Geoff Murphy, Geoff Murphy
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Studio: Anchor Bay
Genre: Foreign, Science Fiction , Post-Apocalypse, Australia & New Zealand
Running Time: 91 min.
Languages: English
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Synopsis
In a tour-de-force sci-fi story with only three main characters, Kiwi director Geoffrey Murphy creates an interesting dynamic nuanced with shades of mysticism. When scientist Zac Hobson (Bruno Lawrence) experiments with a radical new power source -- a band of energy that would circle the planet -- the project goes awry and apparently wipes out all living creatures (they vanish without a trace). At first Zac adjusts by indulging himself in some of his materialistic desires, but he soon starts a serious search for other signs of human life. He discovers it in New Zealand in the form of Joanne (Alison Routledge), with whom he falls in love, and Api (Peter Smith), a Maori. The challenges the three face in order to survive, as well as their personal interactions, keep this human drama engrossing. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, All Movie Guide

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great by mickeyd March 25, 2008 - 10:06 AM PDT
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3 out of 4 members found this review helpful
I first saw this movie about 20 years ago. A good story of science and modern technology gone wrong. Considering that the cast consists of only three people, the story is engaging enough to keep you interested. Good science fiction film. Great location and scenery.

Worth A Look by randomcha February 5, 2007 - 7:14 PM PST
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3 out of 3 members found this review helpful
Beautiful, striking cinematography helps combat an uneven script that's sometimes a bit choppy and an ending that's too abrupt. This is a genre I love so perhaps I'm a bit more forgiving. But it's an engaging take on the scenario.




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