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Solarbabies (1986)

In a post-apocalyptic future ruled by the military, a group of renegade teenage orphans find a legendary orb, Bohdai, that can supposedly bring the rain back to dried up Earth.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
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Greentree
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Ivor
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Malice
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Dogger
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Storyline

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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26 November 1986 (USA)  »

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Solar Warriors  »

Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$1,579,260 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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The later film Tank Girl (1995) has an almost similar plot to this film. In that film, Rebecca "Tank Girl" Buck (Lori Petty) sets out to fight back against the evil corporation that has taken over the world and is controlling the planet's water supply. See more »

Goofs

At the end, as the credits roll, all of the Solarbabies are swimming in the surf. But throughout the movie there is a water shortage. Where did the ocean come from? See more »

Quotes

Metron: [after Bodhi's rainstorm in the club-room] ... They must be slipping us some kind of new medication. We're all hallucinating.
Tug: Well, they can slip me more of THAT anytime!
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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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One of the worst films of all time, and I love it!
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I remember when I first saw this film, I must have been about six years old (1990 or so), I thought this film was amazing at that time. I've since watched it several times as an adult and all I can do is laugh at every serious scene in this movie. This film is about a future in which roller skates apparently make a huge come back. All of the worlds water (or most of it anyway) is being stored in a building about the size of Yankee stadium. There is no rain because apparently there is also no such thing as evaporation (although plenty of the cast are sweating throughout the film). All animals except a few birds and a couple of attack dogs are dead (or hiding really well ^_^). All plant life is dead and gone which means two things, No salad, and oxygen must be supplied by planet Druidia! My favorite scene in the whole movie is when "Rabbit" dare I say the only back person left alive on the planet, does a very non-offensive Harlem Globe Trotters routine with the "Sphere of Longiness". You will enjoy this movie if you want some chuckles, please watch it and, "Enjoy a decent life grid!" (That line cracks me up!)


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