The Survivor

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"A tale of death, and of an evil which transcends death"
  • NR
  • 1980
  • 1 hr 38 min
  • 5.1  (1,316)

The Survivor from 1981 is a thriller movie directed by David Hemmings and it stars Robert Powell, Jenny Agutter, and Joseph Cotten in the lead roles. The movie is based on a novel by James Herbert and it tells the story of a man who survives a deadly airplane crash and then tries to unravel the mystery behind the disaster. The movie starts with a bang as a commercial flight crashes into a field in England. The only survivor of the crash is Keller (Robert Powell), the pilot of the doomed flight. Keller is racked with survivor's guilt, and his nightmares are filled with visions of the crash. He is also haunted by the ghosts of the passengers and crew who perished in the disaster.

Keller is initially suspected by the investigators for causing the crash, but they couldn't find any evidence to prove their theory. Keller's attempts to recount his version of events are dismissed as delusion due to the trauma he suffered in the crash.

Amidst all this, Keller's wife, Hobbs (Jenny Agutter), is struggling to cope with her husband's condition. She tries to support him, but she herself is also traumatized by the disaster. Her life slowly starts to unravel, and she becomes increasingly worried about Keller's mental state.

Keller's mental state deteriorates further as he begins to experience strange occurrences around him. He begins to see visions of the dead passengers and crew members, and he also starts to become aware of a mysterious figure who seems to be stalking him.

Joseph Cotten plays the role of the aviation tycoon, Stanton, who becomes interested in the doomed flight's black box recorder. He believes that the recording could provide valuable information about the crash, which could be used to prevent future similar disasters. However, Keller's mental condition and the ghostly visions he witnesses make Stanton's task more complicated.

The Survivor is a gripping thriller that keeps the audience on the edge of their seats throughout the movie. It is a haunting tale of a man's struggle to come to terms with his survival and the mystery behind the disaster. The movie's eerie atmosphere and haunting score add to the tension, and the stellar performances by the lead cast make the movie a must-watch.

Robert Powell, who plays the lead role of Keller, is outstanding in the role. He effectively conveys the trauma that his character is going through, and his descent into madness is portrayed convincingly. Jenny Agutter, who plays Hobbs, is also excellent in her role as the doting wife struggling to keep her family together.

Joseph Cotten's performance as the aviation tycoon, Stanton, adds depth to the movie. While his appearance is brief, he manages to make an impact in the movie, and his interactions with Keller make for some of the best moments in the film.

The Survivor is a well-directed movie that keeps the audience engaged with its mysterious plot and well-developed characters. Hemmings does an excellent job of building tension and suspense, and the movie's climax will leave audiences on the edge of their seats.

Overall, The Survivor is a must-watch for fans of the thriller genre. It is a gripping story with a strong cast, excellent direction, and a haunting score. It will keep audiences guessing until the very end, and the mystery behind the disaster will leave them with a lot to think about.

The Survivor is a 1980 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 38 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.1.

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    5.1  (1,316)