It’s 2087 and Ethan (Bruce Dern) is the stoner hippie leader of the peaceful post-nuke desert community of Lost Wells. It hasn’t rained for 50 years following the 15-year war but the ragtag community of Lost Wells (who live in abandoned cars) has the rarest of all resources – a plentiful supply of water.
Enter crazed religious cult leader, Derek Abernathy (singer Adam Ant) who wants control of the precious water supply. His homicidal zombie-like followers wear sparkling white choir robes (how do they keep them so clean with no water?!) and use a Charles Manson book as their bible.
The peaceful folk of Lost Wells are unable to defend themselves so Ethan recruits a group of mercenaries led by his old partner George Landon (Michael Paré) to defend them. The hired group include a comic cannibal, a black muscleman, a biker and an alcoholic gunslinger.
Catherine Mary Stewart plays Angie Banning, the only remaining schoolteacher around, educating children from the only four books that are still in existence – including the autobiography of former car industry bigwig Lee Iacocca and a book on Etiquette by Emily Post (which means they are unduly polite).
Catherine Mary Stewart
Bryan J. Thompson
Earl W. Smith
Lee H. Katzin