Damnation Alley


1h 35m 1977

Brief Synopsis

A small group of survivors at a military installation who survived World War 3 attempt to drive across the desolate wasteland to where they hope more survivors are living. Hopefully their specially built vehicles will protect them against the freakish weather mutated plant and animal life and other dangers along the way.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1977
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox; 20th Century Fox Distribution

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m
Sound
Sound 360°
Color
Color (DeLuxe)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Synopsis

After surviving a nuclear holocaust, a small group of people travel from a military installation in the western United States to Albany, New York where a radio broadcast has been received. Major Eugene Denton leads the group in specialized vehicles that they hope will protect them against the post-apocalyptic weather, mutated animals, and other new dangers that they must face.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1977
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox; 20th Century Fox Distribution

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m
Sound
Sound 360°
Color
Color (DeLuxe)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Quotes

Tanner! This entire city is infested with killer cockroaches. I repeat: KILLER COCKROACHES!
- Maj. Eugene Denton

Trivia

The "Landmaster" later had a cameo in Chris Eliott's sitcom "Get A Life" in which it was an automatic newspaper-delivering machine (called the Paperboy 2000) that, of course, went haywire.

The 12-wheeled "Landmaster" vehicle used in the film was created by Jefferies Automotive in Universal City, California. Despite the appearance of two "Landmasters" in the film, only one was built at a cost of $300,000 in 1977. As of today (1999), the original "Landmaster" is alive and well, and resides in the lot at the Jefferies Automotive shop on Cahuenga Blvd. near Barham Blvd., and is easily seen from the the street. It has been somewhat modified from its original appearance in "Damnation Alley," with the enlargement of the driver and passenger side windows, and the removal of the flexible center section cover.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall October 1, 1977

Released in United States Fall October 1, 1977