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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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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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Just your typical action-adventure-science-fiction-musical-fantasy in the post-nuclear world See more »


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19 September 1986 (USA)  »

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$220,038 (USA)
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Quotes

Phillip Chandler: Like Phillip Marlowe, we now saw the world for what it was: cold and bitter. Sad thing was, me and Marlowe had become infected by the disease. We were angry and vengeful and all we wanted to do was get back at the world, to make 'em all pay for what they'd done to us.
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Spoofs The Road Warrior (1981) See more »

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Tickin' Of The Clock
Performed by The Monte Carlos
Written and Produced by Billy Cioffi
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Weird, Lacking / Weirdly Lacking
22 August 2008 | by (Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

Pyun's ambitious effort is well-made but extremely lacking in plot and character development. Essentially, it is a half-baked post-apocalyptic comedy about two Hardy Boys-esquire young guys (John Stockwell and Michael Dudikoff) who see the world for the first time. They run into various zombies, 80s bondage/biker chicks, a genuinely creepy butcher, and several other zany and morally ambiguous characters as they search for their father.

Like a lot of Pyun's films, it doesn't take any effort to level the ground for the audience. It has flashy ideas and camera maneuvers and some decent action, but it was hard to understand what was going on. Or maybe it was hard to understand that the movie WAS going on without any real plot lying underneath its surface. By the end I was giving up on it because there was no interesting conclusions or character accomplishments. If it were trippier and filled with more complex weirdness it could have been more watchable, but it still needed better characters and more fun.

There is a dance number at the end that is pretty amazing though . . .


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