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The Survivalist (1987)

An atomic bomb falls in Siberia and the USA is blamed. Cold War panic turns to chaos, martial law is declared and the US Constitution suspended. Survivalist John Tillman must save his family from roaming gangs and a corrupt army unit.

Director:

Sig Shore

Writers:

John V. Kraft (screenplay), John V. Kraft (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Railsback ... Jack Tillman
Sandra Lea Sandra Lea ... Sally Tillman
Tara Trimble Tara Trimble ... Kim Tillman
Jason Healey Jason Healey ... Danny Tillman
Cliff De Young ... Dr. Vincent Ryan
Susan Blakely ... Linda Ryan
Marjoe Gortner ... Lt. Youngman
Michael Flynn ... Co-Pilot
Richard Dayhuff Richard Dayhuff ... Col. Walker
David Wayne ... Dub Daniels
J. Kenneth Campbell ... President's Spokesman
Jeff Olsen Jeff Olsen ... Randy
Joy Curtis ... Dodie (as Joyce Schuyler)
Jack North Jack North ... Deputy 'Slim'
Denis William Denis William ... Deputy 'Grizzly'
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An atomic bomb falls in Siberia and the USA is blamed. Cold War panic turns to chaos, martial law is declared and the US Constitution suspended. Survivalist John Tillman must save his family from roaming gangs and a corrupt army unit.

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His country destroyed. His family killed...now they must face him.

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Action | Drama | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 1987 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Jack Tillman: The Survivalist See more »

Filming Locations:

Moab, Utah, USA

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Dolby

Color:

Color
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The last feature film for David Wayne. See more »

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Classic survivalist movie!
1 February 2005 | by Movie Hound VideoSee all my reviews

This movie is great for many reasons and anyone who knows anything about survivalist issues will enjoy it. Most liberals will hate this one for it sure tells it like it is.

Based loosely on the paperback book series: THE SURVIVALIST. Railsback brings to life the hero and Marjoe Gortner plays the perfect over the top villain as usual.

There is violence and a brief nude scene with Blakely which really does lift the film for its own reasons.

If you are a fan of big government or dislike survivalists...stay away from this one.

If you like holocaust survival movies or like to see what survivalists are really like.. check this one out. I do hope they will put this one out on DVD someday.


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