Dead End Drive-In was a 1986 film directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith. The movie takes place in a dystopic society where crime is rampant, unemployment is high and inflation is out of control, Ned Manning stars as Crabs an undersized youngster who works as a delivery boy. Everyday he has to deal with street gangs whilst making his rounds. He wants to be a wrecker like his bigger older brother (he arrives car wrecks and salvages automobiles). One night he borrows his brother's g-ride and takes his runaway girlfriend out for a night at the movies. Arriving at the drive-in he notices that employed people pay more. Being a cheapskate he pays the unemployed admission price. After being asked twice by the cashier he insists he's unemployed. The next day Crabs is about to take off home but realizes one of his tires are missing. Crabs begins to realize maybe he should have paid the employment price.
When he encounters the theater manager he gives him some food vouchers and tells him that he's now a resident at the drive-in. The day gradually gets worse for him when he realizes his stuck in a place full of shiftless people who enjoy their new home. What can Crabs do? The place is nothing more than a high tech concentration camp built to attract riff-raft and the unemployed. He can't go home and the place is secured and his name is on file. Will Crabs escape? Why does the government keep degenerates inside a place like this? Better yet how can he tell his boss that he was trapped inside a drive-in that also serves as a concentration camp? To find out watch DEAD END DRIVE-IN!