Panic in Year Zero

Panic in Year Zero

Director: Ray Milland Cast: Ray Milland
Ray Milland
, Jean Hagen
Jean Hagen
, Frankie Avalon
Frankie Avalon
, Joan Freeman
Joan Freeman
Ray Milland
Panic in Year Zero

Panic in Year Zero

Director: Ray Milland Cast: Ray Milland
Ray Milland
, Jean Hagen
Jean Hagen
, Frankie Avalon
Frankie Avalon
, Joan Freeman
Joan Freeman
Ray Milland

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Overview

Ray Milland both starred in and directed the morose, minimalist sci-fier Panic in the Year Zero! (original title: Panic in Year Zero!). En route from Los Angeles to a vacation in the mountains, Harry Baldwin (Milland), his wife, Ann (Jean Hagen), and his teen-aged children, Rick (Frankie Avalon) and Karen (Mary Mitchell), are appalled to see a mushroom cloud forming over the L.A. skyline. With the highways clogged by panicking motorists, Milland and his family decide to head to the shelter of their fishing spot, there to wait until more news about the nuclear disaster is available. Everywhere they drive, however, the family is confronted by rampaging looters, heavily armed survivalists, and doped-up motorcycle punks. Attempting to remain calm and collected in the face of Armageddon, Milland ends up as violent and animalistic as everyone else. Though it avoids proselytizing for the most part, Panic in the Year Zero! does fall back on the old reliable "The Beginning" fadeout title. The most powerful aspect of the film is the "normalcy" of Milland's family: we are made to feel throughout that what happens to them could very well happen to us, and how then would we react?

Product Details

Release Date: 04/19/2016
UPC: 0738329200695
Original Release: 1962
Rating: NR
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [B&W, Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Language: English
Time: 1:33:00
Sales rank: 6,431

Special Features

Atomic Shock! Joe Dante on 'Panic in Year Zero'; Audio commentary by film historian Richard Harland Smith; Trailer gallery

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ray Milland Harry Baldwin
Jean Hagen Ann Baldwin
Frankie Avalon Rick Baldwin
Joan Freeman Marilyn Hayes
Mary Mitchell Karen Baldwin
Richard Garland Mr. Johnson
Richard Bakalyan Carl
Rex Holman Mickey
Neil Nephew Andy
Willis Bouchey Dr. Strong,Dr. Strong
O.Z. Whitehead Hogan
Byron Morrow Evacuee From Newhall
Shary Marshall Mrs. Johnson
Russ Bender Harkness
Hugh Sanders Becker
Andrea Lane Waitress
Scott Peters Actor
Bud Slater Actor
Kelton Crawford Actor
Les Baxter Composer

Technical Credits
Ray Milland Director
John Morton Screenwriter
Jay Simms Screenwriter
Arnold Houghland Producer
Lou Rusoff Producer
Larry Butler Special Effects
Pat Dinga Special Effects
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