Gas (1981 film)

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Gas
Gas FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Les Rose
Produced by Claude Héroux
Written by Susan Scranton
Dick Wolf
Starring Philip Akin
Susan Anspach
Peter Aykroyd
Sandee Currie
Michael Hogan
Alf Humphreys
Keith Knight
Howie Mandel
Sterling Hayden
Helen Shaver
Donald Sutherland
Dustin Waln
Music by Paul Zaza
Cinematography René Verzier
Edited by Patrick Dodd
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date(s) July 24, 1981
Running time 94 min.
Country Canada
Language English
Budget C$6,500,000

Gas is a 1981 Canadian comedy film released by Paramount Pictures, the plot of which was inspired by the 1979 energy crisis.

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A small Midwestern town is thrown into chaos when the local oil tycoon (Sterling Hayden) orchestrates a phony oil shortage in order to increase profits. A news reporter (Susan Anspach) tries to uncover the plot, and a radio DJ in a helicopter (Donald Sutherland) reports on the craziness caused by the gasoline shortage.

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