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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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Cast

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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  »

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Gross:

$1,579,260 (USA)
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Trivia

The key speechless character, named "Bodhi", is also referred to in the film as the "Sphere of Longinus". See more »

Goofs

Where did "Terra" get that book about rainstorms? And what convinced her that it's not mere "fiction?" See more »

Quotes

Jason: [having found Bodhi in "Tiretown"] ... No! I said, FORGET GOING BACK.
Rabbit: So what, are we gonna stay HERE?
Tug: Please, not in Tiretown. I'd rather go back to the desert.
Metron: And die of thirst?
Terra: There's GOTTA be another place to go.
Metron: Well, until YOU'RE ready to SHOW us...
Daniel: I think we should make our own place to live.
Metron: Make it out of WHAT, Daniel? Look, even with Bodhi, where would we start? And when would we finish?
Terra: Metron, if your future lies with the Protectorate, you should have stayed at the Orphanage!
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References Dune (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Enjoyable and highly entertaining
9 February 2004 | by (Copenhagen, Denmark, EU) – See all my reviews

This one seems to be everyones pet hate for some reason, but it really doesn't deserve all that bad press. It is a more than decent sci-fi movie in Road Warrior territory. The rulers use water shortage to upress the masses but the magic ball Bodai and The Solarbabies on rollerskates take up the fight. Nice work by Lucas Haas and the beautiful Jamie Gertz, a highly underrated actress. High budget insures high productionvalues, this film both look and sounds good. 7/10


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