Damnation Alley (1977)




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Movie Info

A small but hardy band of survivors traverses a post-apocalypse American landscape in this sci-fi thriller. A horrific nuclear assault leaves only three survivors at an underground military facility, so Tanner (Jan-Michael Vincent), Denton (George Peppard), and Keegan (Paul Winfield) commandeer a special all-terrain land cruiser and head for Albany, NY, the only American city to be spared in the attack. As they travel through the desolate post-nuke wastelands, the soldiers pick up a beautiful … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Alan Sharp, Lukas Heller
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On DVD: Jul 12, 2011
Twentieth Century Fox


as Maj. Eugene Denton

as Keegan

as Lt. Tom Perry

as Man/Guard

as Mountain Man #2

as Technician

as Haskins

as Colonel

as Burning Man

as Air Policeman
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Critic Reviews for Damnation Alley

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Slow moving, with cheesy visual effects and some nasty B-movie trappings. But the story and setting are both dreary and fascinating. And performances are top notch.

Full Review… | January 29, 2012

gonzo guilty pleasure

August 26, 2005
Shadows on the Wall

Audience Reviews for Damnation Alley

A hightly imaginative and trippy trip through a post-apocalyptic wasteland with Jan-Michael Vincent and George Peppard. I liked the experience. Those man-eating cockroaches were freaky however. It kind of loses track of the voyage near the ending.

Lafe Fredbjornson

Super Reviewer

Another of the countless 70's disaster movies. Cheesy, but fun.

Marcus Woolcott

Super Reviewer

Whatever it has laughably bad effects, that include giant scorpions that are the worst superimposition job I've ever seen. It's got a couple cool part, with flesh eating bugs and a group of dudes gone crazy in the aftermath and are hostile to the crew, but above all it doesn't really have anything that other films haven't done better.
It did entertain me.

Patrick Dolan

Super Reviewer

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