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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:
Valeria D'Obici ...
Strike (as Timothy Brent)
Vice President Hoffman
President Henry Clark (as Thomas Moore)
Alessandro Prete ...
Big Little Man
Andrea Coppola ...
Trash's Mother
Moana Pozzi ...
Iron Men Leader
Maurizio Fardo ...
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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  »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$269,748, 5 September 1983, Limited Release

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2.35 : 1
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Dablone's subterranean lair was actually a cave underneath Rome. See more »


The location scenes in New York City are very obviously filmed in Queens, not The Bronx. 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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The 80s Italian knockoffs at its best
30 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

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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