The Rider is traveling through a post-apocalyptic world on his technically advanced motorcycle and his loyal computer Einstein. Being pure in spirit, he manages to pass through the wall of illusion and meets the resistance movement The Elders, fighting the tyranny of the evil despot Prossor. The resistance asks him to free professor McWayne, their leader, who has been sentenced to death by Prossor. The beautiful Nastasia and The Rider infiltrate the city, guarded by the Omega militia, where the professor is imprisoned. Written by
Director/writer David Worth says that he was hired, shipped to Italy, and told to begin work on the film.... before he ever had a script. He was reportedly shown a poster for the film and told to make a film that would go with it. See more »
During the opening chase when the other chasing motorcycle gets blown up during the slow motion shot of the burning motorcycle the training wheels that keep the bike up are clearly visible. See more »
[first title cards]:
Another time, In another land... Generations after the radiation wars and the collapse of nations, governments, finance and communications, there came into existence a new Dark Age of Tyranny. As each Sector adapted it's own rules for survival, the evil despot PROSSOR brought to power a Congress to enforce his "Laws and Obligations" and armed a deadly Militia, The Omega, to destroy the Outsiders who were trying to establish a more tolerant society- The New Way. The region beyond the control of ...
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I have never laughed harder, not even at a comedy movie.
Alright, here's how my experience with this movie went, my brother bought a copy on VHS and we watched it. And I almost died of laughter. Some people would say, "hey, if it's that pitifully funny, why not give it a bad rating?" but the thing is, it was so ungodly entertaining, that I couldn't give it possibly anything less than a nine, and the fact that it has the best theme music ever, coupled with the run time on the box being wrong, and another excellent performance by Donald Pleaeance, it was just too good to be true.
So basically, go find this movie, I haven't seen the MST3k version, but would like to, it doesn't matter, all I know is that the original is a true wonder to behold.
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