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Endgame - Bronx lotta finale (1983)

A telepathic mutant recruits a post-World War III TV game-show warrior to lead her band of mutants to safety.

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Ron Shannon
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Lilith (as Moira Chen)
George Eastman ...
Kurt Karnak
Dino Conti ...
Professor Levin (as Jack Davis)
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Gabriele Tinti ...
Bull (as Gus Stone)
Mario Pedone ...
Kovack
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Col. Morgan
Nello Pazzafini ...
Kijawa (as Nat Williams)
Christopher Walsh ...
Tommy
Franco Ukmar ...
Stark (as Frank Ukmar)
Bobby Rhodes ...
Woody Aldridge
Alberto Dell'Acqua ...
Gabe Mantrax (as Al Waterman)
David Brown ...
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A telepathic mutant recruits a post-World War III TV game-show warrior to lead her band of mutants to safety.

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For An "Endgame" Champion In The Year 2025, There's Only One Way To Live. Dangerously.

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Of all his movies, director Joe D'Amato has stated that he likes this one best. See more »

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Lilith repeatedly demonstrates the ability to communicate telepathically with Ron Shannon. It's also repeatedly made clear that she and the other mutants are supposed to hide the fact that they are telepathic from the other members of Shannon's team. So why does she risk blowing her cover by leaping from the back of the van to warn Shannon of a trap? Shouldn't she be able to give him the warning telepathically? See more »

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Blue Mutant: Look at me while I rape you dammit!
Ron Shannon: [telepathically] I'm getting pink and blue flashes. Lilith, are you alright? Lilith, answer me.
Lilith: [telepathically] Yes, Shannon, I'm fine!
Blue Mutant: You really know how to turn a guy on!
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Follows 1990: The Bronx Warriors (1982) See more »

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Good post apocalyptic fun.
3 January 1999 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

Despite the slow-going and uninteresting first half, ENDGAME really picks up when a group of telepaths and mercenaries hired to guard them leave in a caravan to escape the city. The group's adventures in the wasteland are quite entertaining, beginning with an exciting low-budget battle sequence when a huge force of blind cultists with a vast array of odd weapons attack. Naturally, these blind types aren't the best at aim (or tactics) and are summarily mown town in waves much like ZULU or THE ALAMO. However, this scene alone is quite funny and stands out as a reason to see this movie above most of the rest of Post-apocalyptic dirge the Italians flooded out in the early 80's to capitalize off of MAD MAX 2.

Lots of cool shootouts, lots of cheesy gore and makeup, and a lot of silly dialog make this movie a winner for fans of Italian C-movies. On top of that, the cast is hard to beat with an odd assortment of Spaghetti Western, Polizioteschi, and Sexploitation movie veterans not seeming too out of their element wearing goofy costumes and fighting each other in the same abandoned rock quarry. Massacessi, who began and ended his career making smut, had a brief period in the 80's where he really tried hard to make non-lowest-common-denominator-type movies largely on his own under his Filmirage company (of which this film is one of the first and best examples). Eventually though the law of diminishing returns took hold and one of the company's final productions would be the legendarily noxious TROLL 2.

This film is pretty hard to find though, which is a bit of a shame, as with a cleaned up transfer may play a little better than the gritty old VHS tape.


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