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In a future in which most water has disappeared from the Earth, we find a group of children, mostly teenagers, who are living at an orphanage, run by the despotic rulers of the new Earth. ... See full summary »

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Grock
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Terra
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Jason
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Daniel
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Metron
Claude Brooks ...
Rabbit
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Tug
Peter Kowanko ...
Gavial (as Pete Kowanko)
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Darstar
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Shandray
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The Warden
Frank Converse ...
Greentree
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Ivor
Alexei Sayle ...
Malice
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Dogger
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In a future in which most water has disappeared from the Earth, we find a group of children, mostly teenagers, who are living at an orphanage, run by the despotic rulers of the new Earth. The group in question plays a hockey based game on roller skates and is quite good. It has given them a unity that transcends the attempts to bring them to heel by the government. Finding an orb of special power, they find it has unusual effects on them. They escape from the orphanage (on skates) and try to cross the wasteland looking for a place they can live free as the stormtroopers search for them and the orb. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Spectacular science-fiction/adventure on blazing skates! See more »

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Action | Drama | Sci-Fi

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26 November 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Solar Warriors  »

Box Office

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$1,579,260 (USA)
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Trivia

The movie was filmed on location in Spain, a country selected for its abundant desert landscape. Ironically, production was held up for several weeks due to--of all things--rain. See more »

Goofs

Daniel's shirt collar is on/off his shoulder between shots throughout the movie. See more »

Quotes

The Warden: [words of wisdom to the Solarbabies] Remember, behavior determines existence... Stick with us, learn to serve the Order, and you'll achieve a decent life-grid.
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Love Will Set You Free
Written by Smokey Robinson and Ivory Stone
Performed by Smokey Robinson
Courtesy of Motown Records/Taj Mahal Music
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cheap production, good enough for a spare evening
29 March 2000 | by (Bonn, Germany) – See all my reviews

This movie has most obviously been made on a very tight budget. It becomes obvious by the fact that the big bad government's military is represented by a surprisingly small number of units including two tanks and eight soldiers only. Thus, it needs a little imagination to believe the story of a few kids fighting a huge Nazi-like system. Furthermore, most costumes seem to be recycled from other movies. Uniforms quite similar to those used by the bad guys have been seen in "Dune" and "Battlestar Galactica" before. So, I felt it to be a little hard to get myself into the right mood for letting my mind go.

Nonetheless, the film has a message to tell, and even though that message has been around quite a few times, I found it worthwhile watching.


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