GenresDrama, Science Fiction, Thriller CastStephen Lang (Sheriff Harvey Denton), Ron Perlman (Jerry Paul), Gabriel Olds (Hannify, Reporter from New Angeles), Judy Collins (Ree), Barbara Jane Reams (Maya Paul, Jerry's Wife), Maxx Payne (Pig Iron, Paul's Goon) Similar moviesMad Max: Fury Road, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, Lucy, Cowboys & Aliens, Avatar, The Incredible Hulk
Ron Perlman appears in A Town Has Turned to Dust and Mutant Chronicles. Empire of Ash (1988). Velocity Trap (1997). Ron Perlman appears in A Town Has Turned to Dust and Absolon. Star Command (1996).
A Town Has Turned to Dust is a 1998 update of a 1958 made-for-TV film written by Rod Serling. A Town Has Turned to Dust was originally shown on the Syfy Channel.
The setting is in 2215, several years after an apocalypse and Earth is divided into two camps. One camp is 'the Drivers', who scavenge the Earth for scrap metal to sell to the other camp, 'the Dwellers', who are descendents of American Indians. Jerry Paul is a successful, racist dweller-merchant whose wife is overly attentive to their driver-servant Tommy. Jerry has Tommy arrested on false charges of rape and theft. The town's Sheriff Denton is unable to stop a vigilante mob led by Jerry from lynching Tommy but the incident is recorded by a TV reporter named Hannify who is visiting Earth from New Angeles. The rest of the story revolves around how the report is used, revelations of a past crime, and a 'show down' in the style of High Noon.
Stephen Lang (Sheriff Harvey Denton)
Ron Perlman (Jerry Paul)
Gabriel Olds (Hannify)
Barbara Jane Reams (Maya Paul)
Frankie Avina (Tooth)
Zaha McLarnon (Tommy Tall Bear)
Judy Collins (Ree)
M. Scott Wilkinson (Wavy Flagg)
Director: Rob Nilsson
Producer: Nelle Nugent
Screenplay: Rod Serling (Futuristic remake of his 1958 Playhouse 90 teleplay Western with Jerry played by William Shatner)