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Damnation Alley

After a nuclear holocaust ravishes the earth and atmosphere, the survivors from a military facility, Denton (George Peppard), Tanner (Jan-Michael Vincent) and Keegan (Paul Winfield), are reduced to crossing “Damnation Alley,” in one bad-ass, futuristic, all-terrain, survival assault vehicle – in search of a radio transmission that is emanating from Albany, New York. In order to get there, they must traverse a wasteland that has become home to huge killer scorpions, flesh eating cockroaches, and crazed survivalists. Dominique Sanda and Jackie Early Hailey are picked up along the way, as they join the crew, and take on all that mother nature can throw at them. While the concept of this sci-fi, action adventure film was ahead of the available special effects of its era, the film’s performances, creepy looking wasteland, campy looking bugs, psychoactive sky and Jerry Goldsmith’s score, create a 1970’s disaster movie cocktail that is a rare big screen guilty pleasure.

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