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In one of many unpopular and unsupported policy decisions, the US government of the near future outlaws vehicle petrol in an effort to curb the overuse of limited natural resources - except, of course, for official purposes. There are many renegades who oppose the authorities, and will stop at nothing to allow themselves the freedom of burning around the countryside. Written by Cynan Rees <cynanrees@hotmail.com>

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18 September 1981 (Canada)  »

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CAD 975,000 (estimated)
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The same year this movie came out, the rock band Rush (who are also Canadian) released the song "Red Barchetta", which had a very similar theme; namely, the thrill of driving gas powered cars in a world where they're outlawed. See more »

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When some thugs knock down the door during a nude love scene, in the next shot the couple are already fully dressed. See more »

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Announcer on Radio: Meanwhile, in a speech to Congress today, the President deplored the actions of the ten states which have voted to allot oil and gasoline supplies to citizens in defiance of federal orders. He declared that any return to the use of petroleum supplies for, in his words, "privileged personal purposes" would constitute a threat to national security. Meanwhile, in Des Moines, Iowa, terrorists carried out their second strike of the week at a U.S. Army fuel depot; this time escaping with...
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Awesome movie...with a caveat
21 April 2005 | by (Omaha, NE) – See all my reviews

Well... This was an awesome movie when I first saw it. Unfortunately that was when I was six years old. So, if you're a six year old looking for a taught sci-fi thriller then this is your movie. If you are an adult looking for a weird reverse-jingoistic slow paced film with a budget that hovers somewhere in the low hundreds then this is your film. This movie is easily categorized as being hard to find for a reason. And despite all this, I want to see it again. On the upside it has a relatively decent quality cast, most of which appear to be mortified by having to take part. And as another poster mentioned, the batcave-style barn is pretty neat regardless.


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