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Glen and Randa (1971)

Teenagers Glen and Randa are members of a tribe that lives in a rural area, several decades after nuclear war has devastated the planet. They know nothing of the outside world, except that ... See full summary »

Director:

Jim McBride

Writers:

Lorenzo Mans (screenplay), Rudy Wurlitzer (screenplay) (as Rudolph Wurlitzer) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Steve Curry Steve Curry ... Glen (as Steven Curry)
Shelley Plimpton ... Randa
Woody Chambliss ... Sidney Miller (as Woodrow Chambliss)
Garry Goodrow Garry Goodrow ... Magician
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Roy Fox Roy Fox
William Fratis William Fratis
Richard Frazier Richard Frazier
Martha Furey Martha Furey
Laura Hawbecker Laura Hawbecker
Mary Henry Mary Henry
Talmadge Holiday Talmadge Holiday
Robert Holmer Robert Holmer
Alice Huffman Alice Huffman
Charles Huffman Charles Huffman
Leonard Johnson Leonard Johnson
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Teenagers Glen and Randa are members of a tribe that lives in a rural area, several decades after nuclear war has devastated the planet. They know nothing of the outside world, except that Glen has read about and seen pictures of a great city in some old comic books. He and Randa set out to find this city. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Once upon a time, there were countries, cities, schools, movies, electric appliances, The Beatles, politicians, then...Glen and Randa.

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Quotes

Glen: I am Wonder Woman.
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Connections

Referenced in Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore (2010) See more »

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Time Is On My Side
Written by Jerry Ragovoy
Performed by The Rolling Stones
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post-apocalyptic knuckleheads
18 December 2005 | by raegan_butcherSee all my reviews

I thought this was a really interesting antidote to all of the mow-hawked and black leather-wearing silliness that seems to occur after the apocalypse in every other movie of this type. There are no marauding gangs of motorbike riders here. The innocence and ignorance of the titular characters is alarming enough; seeing them foolishly expend all of their wooden matches because its amusing to them before they attempt to cross what looks like the Cascade Mountain range is painful to watch! I happen to think that if anyone ever did survive an Extinction Level Event,they might behave something like Glen and Randa; what has destroyed the world is never explained; no mention of nuclear war is made and when the characters stand at what is obviously the west coast of either Oregon or California and explain that ..."about ten miles that way there used to be a city called Boise!" you realize that whatever happened, it was massive;nuclear warheads don't re-shape the coastline! The found sets--wrecked cars sunk in sand, mobile homes that look as if Godzilla stomped on them, a rusty derailed train half submerged in a river--lend a sense of surrealistic realism to the film, if that makes any sense. This movie moves at a slow pace but i was captivated by it, wondering what would happen next. I think one of the most powerful aspects of this film is the fact that there are NO characters who provide a sense of sanity and strength; all of the older characters seem to have been driven into a sort of semi-schizophrenic absent-mindedness by whatever it was that slammed the crap out of the old civilization and the 2 youngsters seem so ignorant and unaware of the inherent dangers of their travels that you seriously worry about their safety as they tramp barefooted thru the mountains, across deserts, etc etc. I would recommend this film as an example of what can still be done with the post-apocalyptic genre. This one was a breath of fresh air.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

9 June 1976 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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