An action-packed, futuristic comic-book thriller set in New York after a plague has taken its effect. Von Sydow is the community leader who hoards anything of value, while Brynner is the stranger who passes through and lends his aid to scientist Kelton and his pregnant wife, Miles.
Brynner carries his WESTWORLD (1973) persona a step further (and appears as somewhat of a precursor to Kurt Russell's character in ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK ) as he leads the young woman to safety while defeating the enemy in mythic proportions. He then shows a gentle strain by delivering Miles's
baby at the finale.