6.4/10
72
6 user 2 critic

The Oasis (1984)

| Drama | 1989 (Peru)
A plane crash in the Mexican desert leaves a small group of survivors who are desperate for food and water. Fearing that they may never be found where they are, they head for where it is ... See full summary »

Director:

Sparky Greene

Writers:

Sparky Greene (story), Tom Klassen (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

In a future United States, the only transport available to an individual is public transportation. Predicated on an assertion that "the oil has run out", an increasingly totalitarian ... See full summary »

Director: Martyn Burke
Stars: Lee Majors, Burgess Meredith, Chris Makepeace
The Terry Fox Story (TV Movie 1983)
Biography | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The true story about the Canadian cancer amputee hero who decided to run across Canada on only one leg to raise money for cancer research.

Director: Ralph L. Thomas
Stars: Eric Fryer, Robert Duvall, Chris Makepeace
Aloha Summer (1988)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

It's the 60s and a bunch of crazy teenagers meet in the beautiful island of Hawaii during their summer holidays. Although they come from different backgrounds, they hang out together and ... See full summary »

Director: Tommy Lee Wallace
Stars: Chris Makepeace, Yuji Okumoto, Caron Abellira
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.1/10 X  

A detective tries to track down a serial killer who is murdering prostitutes while at the same time having to deal with his girlfriend's mental problems, which are gradually deteriorating ... See full summary »

Director: George Kaczender
Stars: David Birney, Season Hubley, Suzanne Snyder
Vamp (1986)
Comedy | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Two fraternity pledges travel to a sleazy bar in search of a stripper for their college friends, unaware it is occupied by vampires.

Director: Richard Wenk
Stars: Chris Makepeace, Sandy Baron, Robert Rusler
Retribution (1987)
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A Manic depressive artist survives a suicidal fall only to be possessed by a murdered gangster, who uses the artist to seek vengeance on those that ended his life.

Director: Guy Magar
Stars: Dennis Lipscomb, Leslie Wing, Suzanne Snyder
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

December 1944. As their bomber is shot down during a mission over Japan, Sergeant McManus and Robert, a young lieutenant, have no other choice but make a parachute jump. They are captured ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Almond
Stars: Pat Morita, Chris Makepeace, Mari Sato
Femme Fatale (1991)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A worried artist tries to locate his wife who suddenly abandoned him only to discover that she led a secret life - or two. He proceeds to investigate her past and stirs up a hornet's nest.

Director: Andre R. Guttfreund
Stars: Colin Firth, Lisa Zane, Billy Zane
The Undergrads (TV Movie 1985)
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An elderly man discovers that his son wants to put him in an old-age home. However, the old man's grandson refuses to allow it, and the man and his grandson wind up becoming roommates at the boy's college dorm.

Director: Steven Hilliard Stern
Stars: Art Carney, Chris Makepeace, Len Birman
The Oasis (2008)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

This documentary charts the fraught lives of the street kids Paul works with and captures his daily battle to save these lost children of the so-called "lucky country".

Directors: Ian Darling, Sascha Ettinger-Epstein
Stars: Paul Moulds
Memory Run (Video 1995)
Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

The year is 2015, and big brother is everywhere. The search for immortality is over. Science has finally achieved the impossible, undermining the most basic aspect of life: that Mind, Body,... See full summary »

Director: Allan A. Goldstein
Stars: Karen Duffy, Saul Rubinek, Matt McCoy
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Where are the lost kids of 2008's documentary, "The Oasis"? This follow-up film revisits the Sydney homeless teens whose chaotic lives shocked the nation.

Director: Sascha Ettinger-Epstein
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Chris Makepeace ... Matt
Scott Hylands ... Jake
Richard Cox ... Paul
Dori Brenner Dori Brenner ... Jill
Ben Slack Ben Slack ... Louis
Rick Podell ... Alex
Mark Metcalf ... Eric
Anne Lockhart ... Anna
Suzanne Snyder ... Jennifer
Roger Behrstock Roger Behrstock
Roger Ammann Roger Ammann ... (as Roger J. Ammann)
Edit

Storyline

A plane crash in the Mexican desert leaves a small group of survivors who are desperate for food and water. Fearing that they may never be found where they are, they head for where it is hoped there will be civilization and rescue. When their hopes prove unfounded, they must face the horrible possibility of choosing between giving up and dying, or doing the unthinkable to survive. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Trapped! No Food...No Water...and all they had was each other

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1989 (Peru) See more »

Also Known As:

A Savage Hunger See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Oasis Productions See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Hope Lingers
9 March 2017 | by sol-See all my reviews

Retitled 'A Savage Hunger' for video release, 'The Oasis' is one of those motion pictures for which the original title suits the project much better. At first glance, 'The Oasis' might seem like a misleading title for a film about plane crash survivors who spend the entire duration wandering around in the desert, but an oasis is of course a symbol of hope and the overall film is about human beings slowly and gradually losing hope, in the end resorting to desperate measures to survive. Some of the dialogue is a little on the nose, what with one character early on laughing at the fussiness of two vegetarian survivors, "you're gonna argue about you're gonna eat out here?", but much of the dialogue is sharp and pointed with the adverse situation causing all concerned to place their lives into perspective; "out here ... I feel like ... what difference does it make anyway" states the main female character at one point. Other memorable bits and pieces include one survivor losing his mind and bathing in sand and another wincing while drinking his own bodily fluids. The project is a bit light in the character development department and some of the arguments between the characters border on repetitive but the whole thing is cinematically well assembled by Oscar nominated documentarian Sparky Greene, making his fiction directional debut. The near silent first six minutes that examines the aftermath of the crash in a series of panning and tracking shots is absolutely haunting and the film retains an appropriately post-apocalyptic aura throughout.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 6 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed