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Chosen Survivors (1974)

A group of diverse individuals are suddenly taken from their homes and flown via helicopter to a futuristic bomb shelter in the desert, one-third of a mile below the surface of the Earth. ... See full summary »

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Sutton Roley

Writers:

Harry Spalding (screen story) (as H.B. Cross), Harry Spalding (screenplay) (as H.B. Cross) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jackie Cooper ... Raymond Couzins
Alex Cord ... Steven Mayes
Richard Jaeckel ... Major Gordon Ellis
Bradford Dillman ... Peter Macomber
Pedro Armendáriz Jr. ... Luis Cabral (as Pedro Armendariz Jr.)
Diana Muldaur ... Alana Fitzgerald
Lincoln Kilpatrick ... Woody Russo
Gwenn Mitchell Gwenn Mitchell ... Carrie Draper
Barbara Babcock ... Dr. Lenore Chrisman
Cristina Moreno Cristina Moreno ... Kristin Lerner (as Christina Moreno)
Nancy Rodman Nancy Rodman ... Claire Farraday
Kelly Lange ... Mary Louise Borden
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Storyline

A group of diverse individuals are suddenly taken from their homes and flown via helicopter to a futuristic bomb shelter in the desert, one-third of a mile below the surface of the Earth. There, they learn that a nuclear holocaust is taking place and that they've been "chosen" by computer to survive in the shelter in order to continue the human race. The shelter is designed to allow the people to exist underground comfortably for years, but they are faced with a threat nobody could have predicted: a colony of thousands of bloodthirsty vampire bats finds a way into the shelter and launches a series of vicious attacks where they claim the humans one by one. Written by deathbenotdeadly

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1,758 Feet Underground, A Perfect World Programmed For Man's Survival, Except For... See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Mexico | USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

24 May 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fladdermössen See more »

Filming Locations:

Mexico City, Mexico

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Barbara Babcock and Jackie Cooper both refused to get rabies shots for this film. See more »

Quotes

Mary Louise Borden: May I have your attention, please? On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I would like to welcome you to the beginning of the greatest adventure of your lives. You are all sedated to ease the shock of what has happened. Faced with the threat of world-wide development of atomic weapons, a special government committee set into action a plan to provide for the continuation of the human race, in the event of global, thermonuclear war. You are here because we are now engaged in...
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References It Happened One Night (1934) See more »

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Would love to find a copy of film
24 November 2004 | by Roadkill1962See all my reviews

Like the other person that reviewed the film, I was young (12) when I saw the film but I have thought about it many times since.

In fact, I was able to finally track down the title. I cannot say the movie was great but the premise was interesting and, for a 12 year old, plenty of frights. I must have checked over 100 sites to try and find the name of this film. Several scenes were memorable such as when the were being attacked in the control room and then when they were trying to escape by climbing out, since the elevator no longer was operable. If anyone has a copy of the film, I would appreciate being contacted so I can share it with my children.


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