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Gang Wars (1976)

R  |   |  Action, Horror, Adventure  |  7 September 1976 (USA)
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A martial arts master takes on an evil demon that haunts the New York City subways.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elsie Roman
Moses Lyllia ...
(as Moses Illiya)
Tsikagi Tanzania ...
(as Tsikagi Iron Preist-Tanzania)
Brother Theodore
Yoshiteru Otani ...
Warrior
Guy King ...
Priest / Dopedealer
Nobu Iwasawa ...
Priest
Clint Chin ...
Priest
Masaki Oishi ...
Priest
Thomas Lee ...
Priest
Wilfredo Roldan ...
Rodan
Warhawk Tanzania ...
Luke (as War Hawk Tanzania)
Larry Fleischman ...
Cris (as Larry Fleishman)
Thomas D. Anglin ...
Tom (as Tom Anglin)
Charles Pong ...
Gang Member #1 / Red Dragon
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Storyline

Warhawk Tanzania plays an urban afro American, who hate the gang warfare all around him. In desperation, Tanzania summons a demon from the subway system to purge his neighborhood of punks. Unfortunately, the demons are uncontrollable, resulting in the deaths of several innocent people. Written by Ørnås

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50,000 years of Death stalks the subways!!! See more »


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Release Date:

7 September 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Phantom of the Subway  »

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Budget:

$100,000 (estimated)
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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Brother Theodore improvised all of his lines. See more »

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Devil's Express
© 1975 Rising Sun
By Niki Patton
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Warhawk Tanzania vs subway demon.
16 July 2010 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

The working title of "Gang Wars" was "The Phantom of the Subway" but it was first released as "The Devil's Express".The film mixes blaxploitation genre,American martial arts and horror flick and does this with huge enthusiasm.The acting is mostly wooden and Warhawk Tanzania is not as awesome as his name.The fights are well-shot and there is a decent amount of blood and gore.The film's running time is padded out by random inserts of not exactly important scenes for example the fight between two sleazeballs and karate waitress.The gang war and subway murders committed by amulet seeking demon are fun to watch.A trash classic.7 out of 10.


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