History Film / DamnationAlley

2nd Nov '17 11:37:01 PM marcoasalazarm
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* BlackDudeDiesFirst: Strictly speaking averted, in that he's not the first to die, but he doesn't come close to surviving the trip either. The fact he is played by Paul Winfield assures his fate.

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* BigWallOfWateryDoom: The final obstacle before the film's end is a massive flood that wipes out Detroit.
* BlackDudeDiesFirst: Strictly speaking averted, in that he's not the first of the group of survivors to die, but he doesn't come close to surviving the trip either. The fact he is played by Paul Winfield assures his fate.



* DeathWorld: Earth, after the nuclear exchange. Narrative titles point out that the weather has gone mad, among other things, and the titular "Damnation Alley" is explicitly the path of ''least'' resistance through the irradiated wasteland.



* WackyWaysideTribe: A small group of survivors (hinted to be cannibals) threaten the companions at one point. [[CurbStompBattle They are disposed of easily]], with a few [[BoomHeadshot head shots]], a well-thrown rock, and [[StuffBlowingUp the LandMaster's rocket launcher]].

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* WackyWaysideTribe: A small group of survivors (hinted to be cannibals) threaten the companions at one point. [[CurbStompBattle They are disposed of easily]], with a few [[BoomHeadshot head shots]], a well-thrown rock, and [[StuffBlowingUp the LandMaster's rocket launcher]]. They are the only human enemies that appear on the whole film.
21st Feb '17 7:46:06 PM marcoasalazarm
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* AfterTheEnd

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* AfterTheEndAfterTheEnd: WorldWarIII came and went and the world was devastated UpToEleven (the characters at one point discuss that the nuclear explosions ''changed the Earth's axis'').



* DuringTheWar

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* DuringTheWarDuringTheWar: During the prologue.


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* TitleDrop: The "Damnation Alley" is a pretty vague route from one coast to the other, defined by it being a series of interconnected spots of terrain that have been (comparatively) less irradiated.
18th Jul '16 2:26:50 PM Geoduck
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* AlienSky

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* AlienSkyAlienSky: Lots of strange zippy cloud formations.



* BaseOnWheels

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* BaseOnWheelsBaseOnWheels / BigBadassRig: The [=LandMaster=].



* CoolCar: If the [=LandMaster=] can be called a "car".
27th Mar '16 4:58:04 AM Mdumas43073
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WorldWarIII happens. The crew at a remote US Air Force missile base survive the war, but following an accident which kills several of them and destroys most of their supplies, the remainder decide to make their way across the country to the only part of the USA that is still inhabitable. Unfortunately, the only way to get there is a narrow strip of not-quite lethal wasteland, dubbed by the leader of the expedition as "Damnation Alley". As the name suggests, it's no picnic. They set out in a pair of "[=LandMaster=]" armored vehicles, encountering various dangers and other survivors as they travel east.

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WorldWarIII happens. The crew at a remote US U.S. Air Force missile base survive the war, but following an accident which kills several of them and destroys most of their supplies, the remainder decide to make their way across the country to the only part of the USA U.S. that is still inhabitable. Unfortunately, the only way to get there is a narrow strip of not-quite lethal wasteland, dubbed by the leader of the expedition as "Damnation Alley". As the name suggests, it's no picnic. They set out in a pair of "[=LandMaster=]" armored vehicles, encountering various dangers and other survivors as they travel east.
27th Mar '16 4:57:26 AM Mdumas43073
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WorldWarIII happens. The crew at a remote US Air Force missile base survive the war, but following an accident which kills several of them and destroys most of their supplies, the remainder decide to make their way across the country to the only part of the USA that is still inhabitable. Unfortunately, the only way to get there is a narrow strip of not-quite lethal wasteland, dubbed by the leader of the expedition as "Damnation Alley". As the name suggests, it's no picnic. They set out in two "[=LandMaster=]" armored vehicles, encountering various dangers and other survivors as they travel east.

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WorldWarIII happens. The crew at a remote US Air Force missile base survive the war, but following an accident which kills several of them and destroys most of their supplies, the remainder decide to make their way across the country to the only part of the USA that is still inhabitable. Unfortunately, the only way to get there is a narrow strip of not-quite lethal wasteland, dubbed by the leader of the expedition as "Damnation Alley". As the name suggests, it's no picnic. They set out in two a pair of "[=LandMaster=]" armored vehicles, encountering various dangers and other survivors as they travel east.
27th Mar '16 4:54:50 AM Mdumas43073
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''Damnation Alley'' is a 1977 science-fiction thriller set in a post-apocalyptic world.

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''Damnation Alley'' is a 1977 science-fiction thriller set in a post-apocalyptic world.
world, [[InNameOnly very loosely inspired]] by the [[Literature/DamnationAlley novel of the same name]] by Creator/RogerZelazny.




Very [[InNameOnly vaguely inspired]] by the [[Literature/DamnationAlley novel of the same name]] by Creator/RogerZelazny.
27th Mar '16 4:53:45 AM Mdumas43073
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27th Apr '15 2:57:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* ActingForTwo: Only one [=LandMaster=] was actually built for the movie. One of the "twins" gets destroyed early on.



* HeyItsThatGuy: A teenage JackieEarleHaley is one of the survivors.



* TechnologyMarchesOn: Minor example: the "computer guidance system" on the Landmaster was actually an advanced (for the film's production year) [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Instruments Texas Instruments]] desk calculator.
19th Apr '15 12:48:21 PM marcoasalazarm
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* TechnologyMarchesOn: Minor example: the "computer guidance system" on the Landmaster was actually an advanced (for the film's production year) [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Instruments Texas Instruments]] desk calculator.
19th Apr '15 2:08:35 AM marcoasalazarm
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* RoadTripPlot: From the Nevada desert to Albany, New York (the only parent safe zone left in post-nuke America).
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