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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 ...
Bald Reporter - GCC Press Conference
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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

The full death toll in the uncut version is 174. There are 110 killed in shootings, 40 in explosions, 9 by flamethrowers, 1 by stabbing, 1 off-screen kill, 4 unknowns, 6 electrocutions, 2 bashed in the face with a helmet and 1 face turned to red mush after being hit with a shotgun butt. See more »

Goofs

When Trash's father smashes the disinfestor's helmet in slow motion with a baseball bat, the next shot shows the wounded disinfestor falling down into the hallway. However, in this second shot, his helmet is completely undamaged See more »

Quotes

Junior: Pow!
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Featured in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Escape 2000 (1996) See more »

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User Reviews

The 80s Italian knockoffs at its best

Back in the 80s, several producers in Italy decided to copy whatever was popular in the rest of the world and create some low-tech, low-budget, and low-expectation knockoffs. This is one of those films with a title, plot and characters that have counterparts in "Escape From New York". But overall, its kinda cool.

Mark Gregory returns as Trash who is living the smooth life of being a thung in the slums. But the evil General Construction Corporation have decided that the Bronx needs to rebuilt and decide to save money and time by simply killing everyone who didn't take them up on their offer to move to New Mexico(what's so bad about moving to New Mexico anyway?). The GCC hires an expelled prison warden who loves death(played by Rat Packer Henry Silva) to lead a bunch of "disinfesters" who are guys in silver jumpsuits & bike helmets that carry semi-auotmatics and a bunch of astronauts with flame throwers. Trash is their target and they pursue him and his friends on a long chase sequence under the Bronx.

Worth checking out in its original form or the Mystery Science Theater 3000 version.


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