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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

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

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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The first to die were the lucky ones!

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2 September 1983 (USA)  »

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Escape from the Bronx  »

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

As Wangler is driving out of the Bronx past all the bodies one of the "dead" reacts to the gun shots as if startled (just before Wangler shoots Trash). Again, only visible on the UK Vipco DVD. See more »

Quotes

[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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Now this is more like it
22 June 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If a sequel is rushed it's rarely a good sign. You can end up turning off a lot of people who liked the first film. Just because it was a success doesn't mean part 2 won't be if they take their time. '1990: Bronx Warriors,' one of many rip-offs of successful American Action films performed well and a second chapter was made just a little over a year later. The same director and two of the original cast members returned, which is a plus. The outcome is one of the better of it's type and even an improvement on the first.

Pros: The acting isn't great, but the cast does alright. Cool and kind of funky score. Really fast paced. Plenty of action. Though maybe not as much, there's still lots of cheesy goods. Grungier look from the original, which gives this one a great feel. Quite good cinematography. A finale that just won't quit.

Cons: Mark Gregory still doesn't know how to act, but you'll still like him. Cheaper production values. Highly derivative. High implausibility level, especially in the finale.

Final thoughts: I like the first one, but this sequel is frankly much more fun. It also takes the story in an interesting direction rather than repeat the first film. The fact it was made so quick shows in the production values, but the film makes up for that. It would've been nice to see one more of these, but if this is where it has to end then it's pretty satisfying.

My rating: 3.5/5


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