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Radioactive Dreams (1985)

R  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  19 September 1986 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Phillip Chandler
Marlowe Hammer
Michele Little ...
Rusty Mars
Miles Archer
Dash Hammer
Spade Chandler
Christian Andrews ...
Paul Keller Galan ...
Chester (as P.K. Galán)
Biker Leader (as Hilary Shapiro)
Sue Saad ...
Punk District Singer
Kimberly McKillip ...
Sadie - Hippie Chick
Gulcin Gilbert ...
Greaser Chick (as Gulshin Gilbert)
Mark Brown ...


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 <>

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Release Date:

19 September 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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 »


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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Perfect Genre Film and also SUCH FUN
11 December 2002 | by (LA CA) – See all my reviews

Gosh golly, Marlowe, i surely do love this film. All right, so it's another tidbit of trashy 80s post-apocalyptic fluff, but it's really the cream of the crop and has a great soundtrack, fun sets and costumes, tongue-in-cheek writing and acting, cannibalism, swing dancing, love, innocence, mayhem, violence, and plenty of silly 50s references... Philip and Marlowe (ha, ha) leave the bomb shelter after basically their whole entire lives, and emerge into a radioactive wasteland, to search for their fathers. This ranks right up there with "Rockula," "Bill and Ted," and "Pretty in Pink" as the cutest 80s kitsch films. Okay, so maybe i'm a little hung up on Raymond Chandler and Humphrey Bogart and that whole genre, so i enjoyed this a little more than someone who didn't grow up in the 80s and who never saw "The Big Sleep" more than 20 times. But i still recommend this as rollicking fun for everyone who loves mutant new wave girlies on motorcycles etc.

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