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The Ultimate Warrior (1975)

R  |   |  Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  June 1976 (USA)
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Atomic holocaust is not the only plague that threatens our future. New York City, 2012 A.D.: In a devastated world, one tired man finds a reason to fight.

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Carson
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Baron
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Melinda
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Richard Kelton ...
Cal
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Robert
Darrell Zwerling ...
Silas
Lane Bradbury ...
Barrie
Nate Esformes ...
Garon
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Lippert
Mickey Caruso ...
B. Harkness
Gary Johnson ...
L. Harkness
Susan Keener ...
Angry Woman
Stevie Myers ...
Ice House Woman
Fred Slyter ...
Store Room Clerk
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Only a few people still live in New York in 2012. They are organized in gangs with their own turf. One of them is led by Baron, another one by Carrot, and they are constantly at war with each other. Baron's gang is more peaceful and have developed seeds that can germinate despite the nuclear fallout. The lone ranger Carson is hired by Bishop for protection. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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'Max Von Sydow', who plays Joanna Miles' father in the film, is only eleven years older than her in reality. See more »

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Carrot: We will both go to hell, you and me!
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Very entertaining 1970s post-apocalyptic adventure.
10 June 2003 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

I really love 1970s science fiction movies, especially post-apocalyptic ones like 'The Omega Man', 'A Boy And His Dog' and 'Mad Max'. 'The Ultimate Warrior' is in this vein but is often overlooked. I don't know why, it's a very entertaining film. Director Robert Clouse is best known for his martial arts adventures 'Enter The Dragon' and 'Black Belt Jones'. There isn't any martial arts in this one, but there are some fights scenes, especially an exciting one towards the climax between Yul Brynner and b-grade legend William Smith. Brynner, hot off 'Westworld', plays Carson, muscle for hire in the year 2012, in a future society where a plague has devastated agriculture, and anarchy rules in the cities. Max von Sydow ('The Exorcist') plays "the Baron" leader of small group of survivors. They are successfully experimenting with breeding seeds which are immune to the plague. They hire Carson to protect them from a rival gang, led by the mean and nasty thug Carrot (William Smith of 'Run, Angel, Run', 'Invasion Of The Bee Girls', 'Boss N*gger', 'Maniac Cop', etc.etc.). The Baron has secret plans to abandon his followers and leave the city with the seeds and his pregnant daughter (Joanna Miles), and tries to convince Carson to help. Will he? Will Carrot let them? Watch 'The Ultimate Warrior' to find out. I've seen this one a few times and I'm always entertained. It's not the best 1970s SF movie by any means but it's a lot of fun, and Brynner (who's in pretty good shape for a guy pushing sixty!) and the super cool Smith are just great to watch.


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