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Made-for-tv film (1974). Metromedia/NBC. Directed by John L Moxey. Teleplay Lewis John Carlino, Sandor Stern, from a story by Carlino. Cast includes Verna Bloom, Peter Graves, George O'Hanlon Jr and Ken Sanson. 72 minutes. Colour.
A man and his teenage children are in a cave when a solar flare creates a virus (!) which kills, then reduces to something like sand, almost everybody on Earth. Following this global Disaster the family journeys across California to their seaside home, where they hope to find the mother alive. They encounter other Post-Holocaust survivors, some unfriendly, and packs of dogs running wild. Routine stuff, competently directed; an interesting twist has the teenagers showing initiative while the father is passive. [JB]
Entry from The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (2011-current) edited by John Clute and David Langford.
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