March 15, 1985
Three astronauts return to earth two months after a nuclear holocaust and find disease-crazed humans wandering through shanty towns constructed from the refuse of the previous civilization. Astronaut Howe, the only survivor from the spacecraft, is captured and taken prisoner by Gideon, a teenage warmonger who reigns with terror. Gideon plans to escape by sea on his boat, but first he intends to execute Howe and the other captives. Howe manages to escape and free a number of the other prisoners. Returning to the dock he sees Gideon already heading out to sea. Following a grueling battle, Howe secures the boat and sails off into an uncertain future with two of the ex-prisoners.