I have been trying to find out what this film was called - I saw it years ago. It was about a man who was the last man on earth, but then found another 2 people. I can't remember the rest until the end where he wakes up on a beach then a huge ringed planet rises above the ocean. I think it was an Australian film but cannot say for certain. If anyone can name it I would be very grateful.

EDIT: I think it was sometime in the 1980s

  • @kylejones - It is not accepted practice to post-edit solved story-identification question with a property tag.
    – Valorum
    Aug 5, 2016 at 23:44
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    @Valorum What is the point of tags other than to help people find posts? Since we know that the quiet-earth tag is appropriate, why not add it? I only added the tags to questions with accepted answers.
    – Kyle Jones
    Aug 5, 2016 at 23:47
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    @KyleJones - Well, for starters it makes the OP look foolish.
    – Valorum
    Aug 5, 2016 at 23:48
  • @KyleJones - This was discussed (inconclusively) quite a few years ago. I recall that echoing policy on other stacks, we don't do it meta.scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/671/…. If you want to re-raise the issue to try to get a greater consensus (one way or another), I'd be supportive of asking the question again.
    – Valorum
    Aug 5, 2016 at 23:49
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    @Catija I'm not calling for any mass edit. I added these tags because I was searching for "Quiet Earth" related questions and noticed that the tag didn't locate a question/answer that I distinctly remembered. So I fixed it. That's how the site improves, by people doing what they can with the time they have available. As for why I would search for such a question, one question mentioned a detail that I couldn't quite remember. This is more efficient than finding a copy of the film and rewatching it.
    – Kyle Jones
    Aug 6, 2016 at 0:11

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Final shot

This sounds like the film The Quiet Earth.

  • Definitely. Wish I'd never seen this awful film, and of course I can't forget it.
    – Kyle Jones
    Aug 7, 2012 at 19:18
  • Yes that is the film. Thanks.
    – scifigeek
    Aug 7, 2012 at 20:41
  • @KyleJones I must admit to having a soft spot for it despite the dire acting. It also has one of the most striking images of any sci-fi film with that end scene (in my opinion). It is not a great film overall, but that last image has stayed in my mind for many years since seeing it.
    – bazz
    Aug 7, 2012 at 22:15
  • @bazz That image was the reason I rented the film years ago. I figured there had to be an interesting story to lead to that image. I'm still hoping someone will write it. :(
    – Kyle Jones
    Aug 7, 2012 at 22:21

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