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The Quiet Earth Behind The Scenes

The Quiet Earth Picture
Go behind the scenes and learn what went on during the making of the 1985 Sci-Fi movie starring Bruno Lawrence, Pete Smith (III), Alison Routledge et al.
Contributed by: Mark Pippin
Jack Nicholson was originally offered the Bruno Lawrence role but wanted way too much money.
Rewind Archive
The movie is based on the novel "The Quiet Earth" by Craig Harrison.
Contributed by: Anonymous
Enroute to location the truck and trailer of genuine explosives cartons (empty) pulled into a petrol station to refuel, causing considerable alarm.

Similarly, some of the cartons got blown onto an Auckland motorway from the storage location where the scale model of the facility was to be used for some of the final scenes.
Deleted Scenes
When movies are made, scenes are often left on the cutting room floor.
Alternate Versions
Sometimes, there will be several versions of a movie floating about on cable, tv or video etc. Other times, a Director may release a special cut of the movie.
The Quiet Earth