Gas (1981 film)

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

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Directed byLes Rose
Produced byClaude Héroux
Written bySusan Scranton
Dick Wolf
StarringPhilip Akin
Susan Anspach
Peter Aykroyd
Sandee Currie
Michael Hogan
Alf Humphreys
Keith Knight
Howie Mandel
Sterling Hayden
Helen Shaver
Donald Sutherland
Dustin Waln
Music byPaul Zaza
CinematographyRené Verzier
Edited byPatrick Dodd
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • July 24, 1981 (1981-07-24)
Running time
94 minutes
Box office$2,869,425 (US)[1]

Gas is a 1981 Canadian comedy film released by Paramount Pictures, the plot of which was inspired by the 1979 energy crisis. The film was directed by Les Rose and produced by Claude Héroux.

Plot summary[edit]

A small Midwestern town is thrown into chaos when the local oil tycoon Duke Stuyvesant orchestrates a phony oil shortage in order to increase profits. News reporter Jane Beardsley tries to uncover the plot. Radio DJ Nick the Noz, observing from his station's news helicopter, reports on the craziness caused by the gasoline shortage.


Home Media[edit]

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


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