Doom Runners

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Doom Runners
Directed by Brendan Maher
Produced by Posie Graeme-Evans
Written by Barney Cohen,[1] Ken Lipman
Starring Tim Curry, Dean O'Gorman, Lea Moreno, Nathan Jones, Bradley Pierce, Rebecca Smart, Paul Livingston, Michael Lake, David Whitney, Peter Carroll, Jon Pollard
Narrated by Dean O'Gorman
Music by Braedy Neal
Cinematography Steve Arnold
Edited by Henry Dangar
Distributed by Showtime Networks Inc
Release dates
20 December 1997 (1997-12-20) (USA)
Running time
90 minutes
Country Australia Australia
Language English

Doom Runners (1997) is an Australian science fiction television children's film.

The story concerns a group of children in a post-apocalyptic world searching for the last unpolluted place on Earth, New Eden. However, the Doom Troopers (DTs), led by Dr. Kao (Tim Curry), want to get there first and will do anything to stop the children. Prior to the film's release, Curry noted that the production resembled a "'Mad Max' for kids."[2]

Produced in cooperation between Showtime and Nickelodeon, the film was broadcast on Showtime starting 20 December 1997.[2] It was broadcast on Nickelodeon from 25 April 1998, the first original full-length feature film to air on that network.[3]

The film features hoverboards (like windsurf boards) and a dog with an electronic muzzle (that prevents it from biting but allows it to bark).


  1. ^ "Where are they now? Barney Cohen - Screenwriter" at Retrieved 11 March 2010
  2. ^ a b Thomas, Bob (17 December 1997). "Doom gives Curry". Kentucky New Era/Associated Press. Retrieved 14 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "Doom Runners (1997)" at Turner Classic Movies

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