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)
Country United States
Language English

In the Year 2889 is a 1967 post-apocalyptic, made-for-television science fiction film from American International Pictures about the aftermath of a future nuclear war. The film stars Paul Petersen, Quinn O'Hara, Charla Doherty, Neil Fletcher, and Hugh Feagin. AIP commissioned low-budget cult film auteur Larry Buchanan to produce and direct this film as a color remake of Roger Corman's 1955 film, Day the World Ended.[1]

In the Year 2889‍ '​s title is borrowed from a short story of the same title by Jules Verne and his son, Michael Verne.[2][3]

A nuclear war has wiped out most of Earth's population. The film follows a group of survivors who take refuge in a Dallas mansion from not only the rising radiation levels but a ruthless tough guy and a hoard of cannibalistic mutants.[4]


In a post nuclear Earth survivors are holed-up in a secluded valley and must protect themselves from mutant human beings, and in some cases, each other.


  • 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


AIP gave the film's director, Larry Buchanan, the script of the 1955 Roger Corman science-fiction film Day the World Ended to use for this film. This resulted in a almost line-for-line, scene-for-scene remake.

This was Larry Buchanan's fifth Azalea Productions film. It was made by AIP six years after the success of their 1961 Jules Verne adaptation Master of the World. Because this was an even lower budget remake of the earlier low budget Corman film, the film needed a new title; AIP already had a registered title available (for a previously unmade Jules Verne project), so it was used on the Buchanan film.


In the Year 2889 was completed and released in 1967 as a made-for-television movie. All promotional materials, including the original listing in TV Guide, have the title as Year 2889, but the on-screen credits give the correct title.


As of November 2015 the film helds a score of 2.7/10 from 638 users at the Internet Movie Database.

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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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