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Gas! -Or- It Became Necessary to Destroy the World in Order to Save It. (1970)

A gas is let loose upon the world that kills anyone over 25 years old.

Director:

Roger Corman

Writer:

George Armitage (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bob Corff ... Coel (as Robert Corff)
Elaine Giftos ... Cilla
Bud Cort ... Hooper
Talia Shire ... Coralee (as Tally Coppola)
Ben Vereen ... Carlos
Cindy Williams ... Marissa
Alex Wilson ... Jason
Lou Procopio Lou Procopio ... Marshal McLuhan
Phil Borneo Phil Borneo ... Quant
Alan H. Braunstein Alan H. Braunstein ... Dr. Drake (as Alan Braunstein)
Jackie Farley Jackie Farley ... Ginny
David Osterhout David Osterhout ... Texas Ranger
Juretta Taylor Juretta Taylor ... Zoe
Michael D. Castle Michael D. Castle ... Burroughs (as Mike Castle)
Alan DeWitt Alan DeWitt ... Dr. Murder
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A gas is let loose upon the world that kills anyone over 25 years old.

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Invite a few friends over to watch the end of the world!

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Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language, sexuality and drug content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gas-s-s-s See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This was the last film that Roger Corman directed for American International. See more »

Goofs

After breaking a road barrier, the car of the main character has 3 out 4 headlights broken, later they are intact, while it does not seem probable they would be repaired. See more »

Quotes

Marshal's man: I say we run them out of town
Marshal McLuhan: That's not the American way! Underneath those ridiculous clothes and destructive attitudes there beats a heart crying: Give me another chance! Who knows, they may be just around a dog leg from... good citizenship.
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Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

On Wisconsin
[Fight song played by band]
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Rather Weak
10 March 2014 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

A gas is let loose upon the world that kills anyone over twenty-five years old.

Coming from Roger Corman, I wanted to like this, but it never seemed coherent and I think not enough thought was put into a plot or story arc. There are things I enjoyed, such as the permit guy with the whip and how this was an alternate version of "Logan's Run" (this film came out after the novel but before the film, so whether or not there was an influence, I have no idea).

There was a problem in that almost no one was under 18. This seemed to be teenagers and young adults cutting loose, but who was watching all the infants?


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