Panic in Year Zero!

Synopsis: While on a fishing trip, Harry Baldwin (Ray Milland) and his family hear an explosion and realize that Los Angeles has been leveled by a nuclear attack. Looters and killers are everywhere. Escaping to the hills with his family, he sets about the business of surviving in a world where, he knows, the old ideals of humanity will be first casualties. Not one to give up, he holds up a store for supplies and hides the family in a cave.
Director(s): Ray Milland
Production: Orion Home Video
Rotten Tomatoes:
93 min

My mother didn't raise me to be a hero,

not for $4.

That guy must be crazy.

If business is getting that tough...

-the price of gas is going up.

- I wouldn't be surprised.

- Fill up my tank, will you?

- Give me some money first.

I don't believe we can get back.

- But my mother's there.

- I don't think we can help her.

We have to go back.

If the wind wasn't from the north,

we'd be hitting fallout.

Another thing, there'll be looting

and worse. Probably started already.

- The authorities--

- How do we know there is any authority?

We can start with one basic fact:

Us. We're still alive, and others like us.

What about Grandma?

Do we just forget her?

Cut it out, will you?

I didn't ask for this, did I?

- What's the matter with everybody?

- Panic. They're panicking.

We'll never make it back to Los Angeles.

We'd better get a bite to eat.

Do you have to eat?

Why can't we just keep going?

Because I've got to talk to somebody.

They'll have a phone here.

We can try calling again.

Rick, Karen, see if you can get

a container of coffee, will you?

- Where's my eggs?

- No more eggs.

- You're lucky you got your sausages.

- The menu says eggs.

- I know, but we're out.

- This joint stinks.

You're no bargain yourself.

Let's get out of here.

There's a phone over there.

Try and get your mother again.

- Got a match?

- Yeah.

- You from LA?

- Yeah, Chatsworth.

- How was it?

- You weren't there?

It's real bad.

Blast woke me up, I went outside.

First one hit Civic Center, I think.

San Pedro and Long Beach Harbor went up

about the same time.

I hear the others were San Diego

and 'Frisco.

I see. Yes, I see.

No, thank you. I'll try later.

-$2.50 for a stack and sausages?

- That's what it says.

- The menu says $1.10.

- That was yesterday's menu.

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