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Director  Les Rose
Budget  6.5 million CAD
Duration  
Language  English
2.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy
Music director  Paul Zaza
Country  Canada
Gas (1981 film) movie poster
Release date  July 24, 1981
Writer  Susan Scranton (story), Dick Wolf (screenplay), Dick Wolf (story)
Cast  Howie Mandel (Matt Lloyd), Donald Sutherland, Susan Anspach, Sterling Hayden, Helen Shaver
Similar movies  Shred (2008)
Tagline  The comedy that pumps the fun into summer.

gas movie ad from 1981


(not to be confused with a similar-sounding 1970 film Gas-s-s-s)

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Gas is a 1981 Canadian comedy film released by Paramount Pictures, the plot of which was inspired by the 1979 energy crisis.

Plot summary

A small Midwestern town is thrown into chaos when the local oil tycoon (Sterling Hayden) orchestrates a phony oil shortage in order to increase profits. A news reporter (Susan Anspach) tries to uncover the plot, and a radio DJ in a helicopter (Donald Sutherland) reports on the craziness caused by the gasoline shortage.

Cast

  • Susan Anspach ... Jane Beardsley
  • Howie Mandel ... Matt Lloyd
  • Sterling Hayden ... Duke Stuyvesant
  • Helen Shaver ... Rhonda
  • Sandee Currie ... Sarah Marshal
  • Peter Aykroyd ... Ed Marshal
  • Keith Knight ... Ira
  • Alf Humphreys ... Lou Picard
  • Philip Akin ... Lincoln Jones
  • Michael Hogan ... Guido Vespucci
  • Paul Kelman ... Nino Vespucci
  • Donald Sutherland ... Nick the Noz
  • Dustin Waln ... Earl Stuyvesant
  • Vlasta Vr├ína ... Baron Stuyvesant
  • Harvey Chao ... Lee Kwan
  • Home Media

    The film was released November 11, 1998 by Paramount Home Video on VHS. It has never been released on DVD or Blu-ray.

    References

    Gas (1981 film) Wikipedia
    Gas (1981 film) IMDb Gas (1981 film) themoviedb.org


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