Terminus (1987 film)

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Directed by Pierre-William Glenn
Produced by Anne François
Marita Coustet
Written by Patrice Duvic
Alain Gillot
Wallace Potts
Starring Johnny Hallyday
Karen Allen
Music by David Cunningham
Cinematography Jean-Claude Vicquery
Edited by Thierry Derocles
Release date
  • 28 January 1987 (1987-01-28) (France)
Running time
110 minutes
Country France
Language French

Terminus is a 1987 French-German science fiction film directed by Pierre-William Glenn.


In the year 2037, an international sport has been established, wherein a driver of a truck must cross the country and arrive at a designated terminus, while confronting obstacles and enemies along the way. The lead truck, named "Monster", has been designed by a boy genius (Gabriel Damon) and is to be piloted through the course by a woman named Gus (Karen Allen). Eventually, the truck's AI fails and Gus ends up in uncharted territories. There, she encounters leather-clad "hoods" (hoodlums) that torture her and eventually kill her. Prior to dying, she befriends a fellow prisoner (Johnny Hallyday), who later uses the truck to rescue himself and a young orphan. Meanwhile, the boy genius watches them by an artificial satellite so that he may see how well the truck's software works. The conclusion reveals that as he watches the truck, he is himself watched and evaluated by the sinister doctor (Jürgen Prochnow) who cloned him.



This film has been categorised as a strange oddity.[1]


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