Panic in Year Zero! Page #2

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

Report me to the Better Business Bureau.

Eighty-six on ham.

We're out of white bread, too.

- That's my cue.

- What cue?

Same thing happened to me down the road.

These little spots get

used up pretty quick.

People are pouring out of LA

like lava out of a volcano.

Yeah, the second Exodus.

Take my advice,

skip the next couple of towns...

just so you can keep away from these.

- You get through?

- No.

No use waiting around here.

We're going on the trip,

just as we planned.

- The trip? Is that all you can think of?

- I'm thinking of staying alive.

If you're trying to frighten me, you're

wasting time. I'm already frightened.

That's a safe way to be.

Unlock the car.

Look, sweetheart,

two and two doesn't make four anymore.

At the moment,

it adds up to exactly nothing.

For the next few weeks...

survival's going to have to be

on an individual basis.

At the moment, we have to have food...

a way to protect it,

and a way to get more when it's gone.

What do you want to do?

Write off the rest of the world?

When civilization gets civilized again,

I'll rejoin.

It's still here.

You said civilization was still here.

Well, keep your eye on it.

Watch it unwind to a small hard core.

Then someone is going to start

putting it back together.

I want that someone to be us.

Is that wrong? Is that immoral?

We better stock in some more food.

Our best plan is to find some small,

out of the way market...

where they're not sure what's happened.

The towns along the main road

will all know.

There's a turn-off ahead.

We'll try that one.

- What do you want?

- I'd like to buy some groceries.

Business starts at 9:00, stops at 5:00.

And it ain't 9:
00 yet.

What do you gross between 9:00 and 5:00?

$200, maybe.

How would you like to make that

in half an hour?

Come in.

You name it, I'll tell

you why I ain't got it.

- You're pretty chipper today.

- I don't get customers like you every day.

- Are you ready to deal?

- Ready as a crouched cat.

Fine. Well, give us a bag of flour.

Make that two bags. Big ones.

- Couple of pounds of baking soda.

- Are you starting a bakery?

Yeah, a bakery.

You got any cartons to put this stuff in?

- Yeah, right over there.

- Kids, get those cartons, will you?

I think we'll need about

12 pounds of coffee.

- You can have what's left.

- We'll take them.

No, Karen, no liquids.

Get half a dozen jars of honey

and plenty of candy bars.

We need a big bag of dried beans.

Stop, Rick. No eggs, too hard to store.

Get some canned fruit.

We need some condensed milk,

and a big can of shortening.

- You'll find it on the far shelf.

- Thank you.

I think that about does it.

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