Survival Quest (1989)





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In this taut outdoor actioner, a pair of teens head into the Rockies as part of a course in survival and end up having to use all of their skills to survive when they find themselves hunted by a pack of crazed mercenaries.
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Steve Antin
as Raider
Michael Ryder
as Harper
Dermot Mulroney
as Gray Atkinson
Traci Lin
as Olivia
Ken Daley
as Checker
Brooke Bundy
as Olivia's Mother
Carol Kottenbrook
as Hank's Assistant
Traci Lind
as Olivia
Ken Smolka
as Olivia's Father
Dean Scofield
as Olivia's Fiance
Scanlon Gail
as Deputy
Ron Johnson
as Larson
Michael Davis
as Additional Blue Legion
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has the distinct feel of an action flick from the late 80s

Full Review… | May 17, 2007
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Audience Reviews for Survival Quest


***Due to the recent RT changes that have basically ruined my past reviews, I am mostly only giving a rating rather than a full review.***

Steve Smith
Steve Smith

Don Coscarelli made a name for himself as one of the most unique horror film directors of the '70's and '80's, but with "Survival Quest", he tries to do something a little different. It's bland, which is not something that you can say about his "Phantasm" films, and it's also a more character driven film than we're used to from the filmmaker. It sounds weird to say, but Lance Henriksen plays the most normal person in the film, but in this case, it works. It's a likable performance and the center of the picture. Indie queen and future Oscar nominee Catherine Keener keeps her talents well-hidden in her feature film debut, but she is kind of goofy-looking. I enjoyed the film despite of myself because as B-movies go, this is one of the better ones I've seen in a while. It takes a while to get going, as the first hour is virtually conflict free. But the characters are enjoyable and the film is never boring, and that kept me watching. Along with Keener, a young Dylan McDermott makes for a unusually mysterious hero. His badass, James Dean wannabe performance is hilariously misguided. Despite the overly simplistic plot and mostly no-name cast, there is some real suspense here and I was surprisingly captivated by this little movie. I had a lot of fun. "Survival Quest" is a pretty ordinary movie, but it gets a lot of mileage out of this well-worn story. Don't write this one off too early because Coscarelli manages to make the most out of this routine picture.

Timothy Sanders
Timothy Sanders

Youâ(TM)d never know this is from the man who brought you Bubba Ho-Tep and Phantasm. This movie is gay as fuck and plays out like New Age propaganda.

Sean Chick
Sean Chick

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