The Survivors 1983

The Survivors

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When Sonny Paluso's (Walter Matthau) gas station is blown up and Donald Quinelle (Robin Williams) loses his cushy executive job, the two men meet on the unemployment line. Demoralized by how long it is, they repair to a diner, where they witness a murder by Jack Locke (Jerry Reed), a notorious hit man. Sonny and Donald soon realize that Locke is now targeting them, and the latter cracks up under the pressure, enrolling in an extreme survivalist school to learn how to defend himself.

Cast

Walter Matthau
as Sonny Paluso
Robin Williams
as Donald Quinelle
Jerry Reed
as Jack Locke
James Wainwright
as Wes Huntley
Kristen Vigard
as Candice Paluso
Bernard Barrow
as TV Manager
Mark Stevens
as Himself
Marian Hailey
as Jack's Wife
Joseph Carberry
as Det. Matt Burke
Meg Mundy
as Mace Lover
Sanford Seeger
as Knife Wielding Old Man
Yudie Bank
as Accosted Old Lady
John De Bello
as Salesman
Michael P. Moran
as Gun Salesman
Norma Pratt
as Armed Little Lady
John DeBallo
as Salesman
Del Hinkley
as Wes Man No.1
Morgan Upton
as Cost-Conscious Survivalist
John Goodman
as Commando
Regina David
as Nose Biter
Francisco Prado
as Illegal Alien
J.B. Waters
as Interviewer
Indira Manjrekar
as Indian Woman
Marc Stevens
as Himself
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Critic Reviews for The Survivors

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Audience Reviews for The Survivors

  • Oct 08, 2010
    This movie brings to light the real cold war and nuclear paranoia of the 80s, but in a lighthearted way. Williams is particularly frantic in this movie, but pretty funny for the most part, and Matthau is the straight man to his mania, which often makes him look bored with the movie. Overall, a pretty good movie, though.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Mar 04, 2008
    Some laugh out loud moments. What more were you expecting?
    Anthony V Super Reviewer

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