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Quatermass Details


The Quatermass Conclusion is comprised of highlights from the 1979 British TV serial of the same name. Like the earlier Quatermass projects of the 1950s and 1960s, the guiding force behind Conclusion was prolific screenwriter Nigel Kneale, though the series (and the film) hardly represent his best work. This time John Mills is Prof. Bernard Quatermass, once more trying to convince the authorities that malevolent extraterrestrials do indeed exist. Quatermass' quandary is the sudden disappearance of several London youths. He deduces that the missing persons are the victims of a "death ray," wielded by hostile space aliens. Though movie special effects had made great strides by 1979, Quatermass Conclusion looks cheaper and less convincing than the classic Quatermass films (John Mills, John Mills, John Mills) which preceded it in the 1950s and 1960s. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


John Mills
as Professor Bernard Quatermass
Simon MacCorkindale
as Joe Kapp
Margaret Tyzack
as Annie Morgan
Brewster Mason
as Gurov
Rebecca Saire
as Granddaughter of Professor Quatermass


Piers Haggard
Ted Childs
Nigel Kneale
Ian Wilson
Nick Rowley
Composer (Music Score)
Marc Wilkinson
Composer (Music Score)
Arnold Chapkis
Production Designer
Verity Lambert
Executive Producer