Gas! -Or- It Became Necessary to Destroy the World in Order to Save It. (1971, USA) C-78m. ** D: Roger Corman. Starring Robert Corff, Elaine Giftos, Tally Coppola (=Talia Shire), Ben Vereen, Cindy Williams, George Armitage, Bud Cort, Country Joe McDonald. Pretty demented cult film satire about a virus or gas that kills everyone in the world over 25. A group of young people first celebrate, then become increasingly disillusioned. Interesting concept, but this is a hippie culture movie, with lots of inept comedy and a plot that goes nowhere. The premise is the only science-fiction here. Written and coproduced by George Armitage. Also known as GAS-S-S-S.

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