Battletruck (1982)
"Warlords of the 21st Century" (original title)

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi  |  April 1982 (USA)
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Post World War III futuristic tale of collapsed governments & bankrupt countries heralding a new lawless age.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruno Lawrence ...
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Judd (as Randolph Powell)
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Post World War III futuristic tale of collapsed governments & bankrupt countries heralding a new lawless age.

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April 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Battletruck  »

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NZD 1,000,000 (estimated)

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Did You Know?


The uncredited opening narration was done by actor Randy Powell, who also plays Judd in the movie. Said narration was done by having Powell transmit a ham radio broadcast in Los Angeles, California to the filmmakers back in New Zealand. See more »


When Corlie hops onto the back of the off road motorbike across the plains the skid of the helicopter is visible in the upper right hand side. See more »


References Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981) See more »

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Simple, but Effective
22 February 2006 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

"Warlords of the 21st Century" aka "Battletruck" (as it is known to me) was a movie that I saw once when I was about eleven years old. It came on late night television and it left an extremely good impression on me.. Since then I've been trying to obtain the film on VHS for nearly eight years. It was so hard to get, even when I was in New Zealand I couldn't get my hands on it, as it was only for rent and no one would sell it to me.

Seeing it again it didn't give me the same rush as I was little, but still, it was very entertaining. This low budget "Mad Max"-like action flick is no blockbuster, nor is it surprising since the storyline is very straightforward.. But the battletruck itself looks scary, the music is a little creepy and the acting performances are good enough.. Great for an evening on the couch with some friends, IF you can get your hands on a copy.. 7/10

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