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The Quiet Earth

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Time Out says

Zac Hobson finds himself the planet's sole reluctant survivor of a catastrophic error in the secret energy project on which he's been engaged, and the combination of guilt and self-delusion soon sends him off his rocker. Murphy starts to develop this idea with a series of delightfully inventive scenes, with Zac proclaiming himself world dictator, trying a little transvestism, and finally challenging God to a duel. But what promises initially to become an SF spoof of genuine oddity, soon degenerates into a merely conventional thriller with the arrival of two fellow survivors. Still, compensation is provided by desolate Auckland locations, some fine sight gags, and the ebullient Lawrence as Zac. The moral: 'Don't fuck with the infinite'.

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Release Details

  • Duration:91 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Geoffrey Murphy
  • Screenwriter:Bill Baer, Bruno Lawrence, Sam Pillsbury
  • Cast:
    • Bruno Lawrence
    • Alison Routledge
    • Peter Smith
    • Anzac Wallace
    • Norman Fletcher
    • Tom Hyde
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