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Escape from the Bronx (1983)

Fuga dal Bronx (original title)
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A rag-tag group of people must fight extermination squads amid their ruined city.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Gregory ...
Floyd Wrangler
Valeria D'Obici ...
Moon Grey
Strike (as Timothy Brent)
Paolo Malco ...
Vice President Hoffman
Ennio Girolami ...
President Henry Clark (as Thomas Moore)
Antonio Sabato ...
Alessandro Prete ...
Massimo Vanni ...
Big Little Man
Andrea Coppola ...
Jay the Photographer
Eva Czemerys ...
Trash's Mother
Moana Pozzi ...
Romano Puppo ...
Trash's Father
Carla Brait ...
Maurizio Fardo ...
Bald Reporter - GCC Press Conference


A vicious corporation tries to kill and starve the last remaining habitants of the Bronx in order to build their own high-rise developments. A lone long-haired, hot-tempered warrior, Trash, is his only obstacle. Trash, a psychopathic bomb-maker and his equally psychopathic preschool son and an annoying activist help him out by kidnapping "the President" (of the corporation), a Richard Dreyfuss look-alike. Henry Silva plays another psychopath, this one on the side of the corporations. A favorite movie of Mystery Science Theater 3000 series. Written by Jonah Falcon <jonahnynla@mindspring.com>

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Release Date:

2 September 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Escape from the Bronx  »

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2.35 : 1
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On the wall in the apartment of Trash's parents is a large black and white poster of Mark Gregory from the first movie 1990: The Bronx Warriors (1982). See more »


The gun Big Little Man tossed to Trash was a 6 shooter yet Trash fires 8 bullets. See more »


[Clark's attempt to escape ends with him staring down the barrel of Strike's shotgun]
Strike: You try that again and you'll look like a tea strainer.
President Clark: A hostage is no good dead. I must be worth something, if they're going through all that much fuss topside.
Trash: Then you know who to root for, right mister fucking Clark? Cause if we make it, so do you.
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Follows 1990: The Bronx Warriors (1982) See more »

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Supertrashy post-apocalyptic Italian action flick.
25 July 2008 | by (Edinburgh, Scotland, UK) – See all my reviews

This post-apocalyptic film is a barrage of non-stop action and cheese. A ruthless corporation decides to exterminate inhabitants of the Bronx. In the future. In the year 2000. The said inhabitants from the future, strangely resemble every conceivable type of pop star from the early 1980's; from synth pop futurists to New Wave cheesemongers to heavy metal poodle-permers. Funnily enough, it only appears to be 'the future' in the Bronx - on the streets of Manhattan it clearly seems to be 1983. Confused? You should be; this is after all an 80's Italian sci-fi actioner.

Bronx Warriors 2 is full of action and stupidity. It's a lot of fun. It's chock-full of silly characters. The star Mark Gregory makes for a ridiculous hero. Antonio Sabato is hilariously OTT as a character inexplicably called Toblerone. Henry Silva phones in a performance of a man shouting on a phone.

You can never truthfully be bored with this movie. It's action from start to finish. And there are some hilarious details to enjoy. For instance, the model of the redeveloped city - in it, not only have they went to the trouble of hilariously depicting the Bronx buildings in crumbling detail but if this is true to scale then the Bronx is only three blocks big! This film would make a great double-bill alongside Bruno Mattei's equally trashy post-apocalyptic movie, Rats (1984). That would be a good night of fun for the Italian Z-Movie aficionado. Ciao!

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