City Limits (1984)

PG-13  |   |  Sci-Fi, Action, Drama  |  1 September 1985 (USA)
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A series of teenage gangs struggle against each other in a not-so-distant future. Eventually they united against an evil corporation, as represented by evil CEO Robby Benson who wants to control everything.


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Years after a mysterious plague has wiped out most of the adult population, the surviving children have grown up to form violent motorcycle gangs. Young Lee, tired of life on the farm, goes out in search of adventure and soon winds up in the middle of a war between a pair of rival gangs. Soon after Lee proves his worth and is accepted into one of the gangs, however, a new threat appears in the form of the evil Sunya Corporation, which wants to utilise the gangs for their own purposes. Can Lee lead his new-found friends to safety? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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On the border of adventure. At the edge of danger. See more »


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Release Date:

1 September 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ai confini della città  »

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The script was largely based on "The Three Musketeers." See more »


The next morning after they initially escape the city, Lee and Yogi observe the condition of one of the bikes. As Lee is leaning over the bike on its side and he says to the standing Yogi, "There's a...there's a hole in this casing.", the boom mic is seen clearly, briefly moving over the head of Yogi on the left side of the screen. See more »


Lee: I'm going to be a Clipper.
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How actors are listed in the end credits depends on the fate of the character they played, such as "John Stockwell IS Lee", "Dean Devlin WAS Ernie". See more »


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"You ever read Insect Man #47?"
18 September 2002 | by (Kentucky) – See all my reviews

Well, once again, I'm the only person in the world that liked this movie. From reading all of the terrible reviews, I almost changed my mind about that. City Limits is about rival biker gangs feuding in a post plague-ridden America (you know, poor man's Road Warrior). It's a good B-movie written by Don Keith Opper from The Critters movies. The only thing that no one could deny was the great cast. John Stockwell, James Earl Jones, Kim Cattrall, Rae Dawn Chong, John Diehl, Robby Benson, Don Keith Opper, and even Kane Hodder are all running around in this movie. The best part is that the gangs use comic books to make major decisions. That's classic. City Limits is absolutely nothing special, but that's why I love it. I suppose B-movies are somewhat of an acquired taste nowadays. So, if you enjoyed the Road probably won't enjoy City Limits. But if you like post-apocalyptic films that are B-movie treasures (garbage to most) along the lines of Def-Con 4, Cyborg, and Fist of the North Star, you should like City Limits.

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