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 date
20 December 1997 (1997-12-20) (USA)
Running time
90 minutes
Country 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][3] It was broadcast on Nickelodeon from 25 April 1998, the first original full-length feature film to air on that network.[4]

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" Archived 26 February 2010 at the Wayback Machine. at Retrieved 11 March 2010.
  2. ^ a b Thomas, Bob (17 December 1997). "Doom gives Curry". Kentucky New Era. Associated Press. Retrieved 28 February 2016. 
  3. ^ Goldman, Michael (1 September 1997). "Showtime kidpix strong o'seas". Variety. Retrieved 28 February 2016. Coming to the network [Showtime] in October is “Shadow Zone: My Teacher Ate My Homework,” starring Shelley Duvall, and in December, “Doom Runners,” starring Tim Curry. 
  4. ^ "Doom Runners (1997) - Miscellaneous Notes". Leonard Maltin Classic Movie Guide. Retrieved 28 February 2016 – via Turner Classic Movies. 

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