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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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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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Le dernier missile  »

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Opening Weekend:

$141,055 (USA) (21 September 1986)

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$220,038 (USA)
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This movie marks the first appearance of the name "Brick Bardo" in an Albert Pyun movie. It has, so far, appeared in 7 of his movies. See more »

Quotes

Miles Archer: I'm going to blow your head off unless I get those keys!
Marlowe Hammer: So what does this mean, Miles? You don't love me no more?
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Referenced in Vicious Lips (1986) See more »

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She'll Burn You
Written, Produced and Performed by Gary Pickus
Sung by Maureen Steele
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Not quite as much fun as it sounds, but regardless a must see for b movie buffs
29 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There's trash, and then there's interesting trash. If you spent a lot of your childhood walking up and down the aisles of your local video store then you've probably seen your share of both. So many films that have since been largely forgotten eventually find an audience when they catch the eye of hardcore film buffs like myself. There have been many rip-offs of classic films that deserve to turn to dust, but then there are those special ones that are far too out there and amusing to ignore. 'Mad Max' has been imitated numerous times, but 'Radioactive Dreams' may have been the first attempt at a parody of post-apocalyptic films. Maybe it's not a totally successful one, but if cheesy low grade cinema is your cup of tea it's worth a look.

Pros: Won't win any awards for great acting, but everyone has fun and really get into their roles. Cool and exciting score. A treasure trove of camp value. Fast-paced. Impressive make-up effects. Good production design for such a low budget effort. Some inventiveness.

Cons: Mishmash of ideas from better movies. Pretty dated. Some serious plot holes. Attempts at humor are occasionally amusing, but usually end up falling flat. Albert Pyun does OK with the action scenes, but otherwise his direction is bland.

Final thoughts: When this movie is over you may be scratching your head, but if you like this kind of stuff you shouldn't be too disappointed. There was definitely some imagination that went into this film and you can tell everyone involved had fun making it. Hard to find today since a DVD has yet to be put out, but worth the search. How could you not like a movie that pits two guys raised on old detective novels against post-nuclear punks on bikes?

My rating: 3/5


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