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Radioactive Dreams (1985)

After an atomic war Phillip Hammer and Marlowe Chandler have spent 15 years on their own in a bunker, stuffed with junk from the 40s and old detective novels. Now, 19 years old, they leave ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Phillip Chandler
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Marlowe Hammer
Michele Little ...
Rusty Mars
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Miles Archer
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Dash Hammer
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Spade Chandler
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Sternwood
Christian Andrews ...
Paul Keller Galan ...
Chester (as P.K. Galán)
Demian Slade ...
Harold
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Biker Leader (as Hilary Shapiro)
Sue Saad ...
Punk District Singer
Kimberly McKillip ...
Sadie - Hippie Chick
Gulcin Gilbert ...
Greaser Chick (as Gulshin Gilbert)
Mark Brown ...
Greaser
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Storyline

After an atomic war Phillip Hammer and Marlowe Chandler have spent 15 years on their own in a bunker, stuffed with junk from the 40s and old detective novels. Now, 19 years old, they leave their shelter to find a world full of mutants, freaks and cannibals. They become famous detectives in the struggle for the two keys that could fire the last nuclear weapon. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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A world of guilty pleasures. See more »


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19 September 1986 (USA)  »

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Le dernier missile  »

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$220,038 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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The film takes place in 2010. See more »

Quotes

Dash Hammer: What a dirty dealing world we live in. That rat, trying to double-cross us before we double-crossed him!
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Soundtracks

Radioactive Dreams
Performed by Sue Saad
Written by Sue Saad, Tony Riparetti and Steve Le Gassick
Produced by Tony Riparetti and Steve Le Gassick
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The bomb drops, but there's fun to be had.

This is that rarity amongst post-apocalyptic cinema - a film that dares to show people trying to enjoy life in the ruins of civilization. Although it's eighties heritage shows through in an overzealous use of neon, tacky dance-rock and the frankly dodgy nightclub scenes, any film that can combine a nuclear war with disco has to be applauded.

Our heroes emerge after a childhood in a bomb shelter. Their only guide to the 'real' world has been the work of crime writers such as Raymond Chandler. Convinced, therefore, that everyone wears sharp suits, talks like a hipster and goes down after one swift punch to the jaw, they embark on their journey back to civilization.

Although the film starts by gently mocking the conventions of post-apocalyptic cinema (disco dancing midgets in white suits for instance (no, I'm not making this up!)), the bravery of the script dwindles, and about half way through it degenerates into the very generic twaddle that it sets out to mock. Still, as generic twaddle goes, it is enjoyable and entertaining, and hey, love that disco dancing...


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