In the Year 2889

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In the Year 2889
In the Year 2889 Video cover.jpg
Video cover
Directed by Larry Buchanan
Produced by Larry Buchanan
Edwin Tobolowsky
Written by Harold Hoffman
Lou Rusoff
Starring Paul Petersen
Quinn O'Hara
Charla Doherty
Neil Fletcher
Hugh Feagin
Cinematography Robert C. Jessup
Edited by Larry Buchanan
Distributed by AIP-TV
Release dates 1967 (1967)
Running time 80 minutes
Country United States
Language English

In the Year 2889 is a 1967 apocalyptic science fiction television film about the aftermath of a future nuclear war directed and produced by low-budget cult film auteur Larry Buchanan. The film was commissioned by American International as a colour remake of Roger Corman's Day the World Ended (1955) intended to be shown on television.[1]

In the film, a nuclear war has wiped out almost all of Earth's citizens. It is set in the year 1977, not 2889. The movie follows a group of survivors in a Dallas mansion threatened both by rising radiation levels, a ruthless tough guy and cannibalistic mutants.

The title is the same as that of an 1889 story by Jules Verne and Michel Verne.


  • Paul Petersen as Steve
  • Quinn O'Hara as Jada
  • Charla Doherty as Joanna Ramsey
  • Neil Fletcher as Captain John Ramsey
  • Hugh Feagin as Mickey Brown
  • Max W. Anderson as Granger
  • Bill Thurman as Tim Henderson
  • Byron Lord as Mutant

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Goodsell, Greg, "The Weird and Wacky World of Larry Buchanan", Filmfax, No. 38 April/May 1993 p 64

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