In the Year 2889

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In the Year 2889
In the Year 2889 Video cover.jpg
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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, made-for-television film about the aftermath of a future nuclear war. American International had commissioned low-budget cult film auteur Larry Buchanan to direct and produce the film as a colour remake of Roger Corman's Day the World Ended (1955).[1]

The film's title borrows from a short story of the same title by Jules Verne and his son, Michael Verne,[2][3] (which, unlike the film, is set in the year 1997). A nuclear war has wiped out most of Earth's citizens, and the movie follows a group of survivors who take refuge from rising radiation levels, a ruthless tough guy and cannibalistic mutants in a Dallas mansion.[4]



  • 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




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  1. ^ Goodsell, Greg. "The Weird and Wacky World of Larry Buchanan". Filmfax (38 April/May 1993): 64. 
  2. ^ "Jules Verne Book: In the Year 2889". 
  3. ^ Verne, Jules & Verne, Michael, & Metcalf, Lorettus S. (Editor) (February 1889). "In the Year 2889". The Forum VI (6): 662–677. 
  4. ^ "In the Year 2889". 

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