1960s' sci-fi drama following American tourist Simon Wells (MacDonald Carey) and 20-year-old Joan (Shirley Anne Field) as they escape a motorcycle gang. Joan is the sister of gang leader King (Oliver Reed) and she falls for Simon when King and his cronies mug him. The two become an item and set sail in Simon's boat in an attempt to evade King's wrath. Their journey leads them to a military base where scientist Bernard (Alexander Knox) is performing experiments on children in the hope that he can create a generation that will survive a nuclear bomb. When King catches up with the couple, they persuade him to help the children escape but the task is seemingly impossible. While on the base Simon, Joan and King are all exposed to radioactivity. Will they be able to avoid capture and survive its effects?
Release Date: 04 October 2010
Certificate: 12 - Suitable for Persons Aged 12 or Over
Sound: Dolby Digital
Production Year: 1963
Main Language: English
Very confused movie, a waste of Reed's talent.
Is it a thriller, a scifi or bike boys in Weymouth? I found the most memorable thing was the way Oliver's accent moved all the way from working class biker to old Etonian scene by scene. Not scary, not exciting just unfathomable. What stops it being a one star is the way it holds you to see what happens next. But only just.