Ravagers (1979 film)
U.S. theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Richard Compton|
|Produced by||John W. Hyde|
|Screenplay by||Donald S. Sanford|
|Music by||Fred Karlin|
|Edited by||Maury Winetrobe|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|Release date(s)||May 1979|
|Running time||87 mins|
Ravagers is a 1979 film directed by Richard Compton and based on the novel by Robert Edmond Alter. In the aftermath of a nuclear holocaust survivors do what they can to protect themselves against ravagers, a mutated group of vicious marauders who terrorize the few remaining civilized inhabitants.
In the aftermath of a nuclear holocaust, animal-like creatures known as "the ravagers" roam the earth and kill all survivors. A man named Falk (Richard Harris) witnesses his wife's murder by the creatures. Seeking vengeance, Falk becomes a vigilante.
He joins a small community, led by Rann (Ernest Borgnine), living aboard a ship anchored off shore. The ship is destroyed in an attack by the ravagers. Falk then leads his fellow survivors on a desperate quest for a place where they can live in peace.
- Richard Harris – Falk
- Art Carney – Sergeant
- Anthony James - Ravager leader
- Ernest Borgnine – Rann
- Ann Turkel – Faina
- Alana Stewart – Miriam
- Woody Strode – Brown
- Seymour Cassel – Blind Lawyer
- Bob Westmoreland – Hank
- Arch Archambault – Ravager #1
- Olivia Barton – Mushroom Woman
- Kate Bray - Grace
- Billy Carmack – Thug with Sickle
- Brian Carney – Foy
- Kim Crow – Flocker Woman
- Harvey Evans – Prison Guard
- Kurt Grayson – Coop
- Gordon Hyde – Bert
- Steve Lashley – Ravager #2
- George Stokes – Bant
- Andre Tayir – Prisoner
Ravagers is part of a long line of Hollywood-backed post-apocalyptic films from the 1970s which are quite rare to find on television or home video. In the UK the film was released on Betamax and VHS. Alana Stewart's voice was dubbed by actress Molly Wryn.
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