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|The Quiet Earth|
Actors: Bruno Lawrence, Alison Routledge, Pete Smith, Anzac Wallace, Norman Fletcher
Director: Geoff Murphy
Genres: Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
At exactly 6:12 am, government research scientist Zac Hobson (a powerhouse performance by Bruno Lawrence of SMASH PALACE and UTU) awakens to discover that he may be the last man on earth: homes, highways and entire cities ... more »
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Gina & Dan S. (ginaps) from NORTH BAY VLG, FL
Reviewed on 5/11/2010...
Interesting movie with lots of surprises.
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"God blinked...and the whole world disappeared."
D. Knouse | vancouver, washington United States | 04/27/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"4.5 stars. Australian Science Fiction has never been widely distributed nor marketed widely in America. With the occasional, rare exception, such as "Pitch Black," most people think all Australian films are invariable linked to "Crocodile Dundee." This story starts off with a man waking up to find all the people in the world are gone. While he is alone there are some unnerving and even blasphemous scenes showing his mental disintegration through isolation. I recently had a collegue mention that Man is a social creature, and that if any one man was all alone in the world he would eventually crack-up. This discussion reminded me of this under-appreciated film that, for some reason, is not available on DVD in the United States. Bruno Lawrence is excellent as the main character, showing both mania and depression with equal intensity; but eventually he embraces his future, albeit with a somber countenance, only to discover that he is not alone and for very macabre reasons. The first time I saw this movie I absolutely loved the ending, which is both fantastic and reasonable. All in all, this is must-see, intelligent Sci-fi. Thank you. EDIT: Apparently, this film is from New Zealand. (picky-picky, people) Also, it is now currently available on DVD. Yeah!"
Vastly Underrated Film!
C. Freeman | San Leandro, CA United States | 08/15/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I first saw this film about 14 years ago and thought it one of the best of the 'last man on earth' type movies I'd ever seen. I just saw it several days ago, and my observation still stands. Though all of the actors were great, Bruno Lawrence is especially magnificent as the scientist who is indirectly (or directly, depending on your point of view) responsible for wiping out the human race, as well as all lifeforms. Together, with two survivors, he sets out to destroy the energy grid that caused everyone to vanish suddenly, and which still has the potential to wipe out the remaining survivors. Time is running out on the last of the human race. The ending, together with that haunting score and great special effects, is perhaps one of the most memorable ever."
A startling film...
ACivilWarrior@yahoo.com | Hollister, CA | 06/24/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Although I do wish I could get a copy on DVD here in the states (hint, hint) I wanted to share my thoughts with those having a look here.
A vivid look into one man's nightmare and awakening, but also a haunting commentary on the dangers of science without a conscience. Masterfully blended in a raw and unadorned style which makes the characters seem more alive, more real, for the lack of Hollywood glitz and glamor. No "B" movie here. Truly a wonderful way to spend a couple of hours. And a film that will have you scratching your head and wondering about a great many things for years to come. After roughly 15 years I still consider this movie on a regular basis."