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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

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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Who will rule the future? See more »


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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

26 November 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Solar Warriors  »

Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$1,579,260 (USA)
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(Metrocolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

All of the main characters' names are from enlightenment legends and myths from various cultures. See more »

Goofs

When the group gets to Aqua Bunker through some water pipes, there is already lots of roller skate tracks on the dusty ground from previous takes. See more »

Quotes

Terra: [showing her fellow Solarbabies a forbidden poetry book] ... You believe all that dog-squeeze they feed us in class? That's not the way it was. *Here's* how it used to be...
[reading]
Terra: ..."Thunder rolls distant across the sky, in echo to pale flashes of lightning. The vast cloudscape thickens. The scent of purest water hangs in the air to be savored, before the first large warm drops fall. Then, within seconds, the air is no more, replaced by a vertical curtain of falling water. The land drinks ...
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Featured in Movie Nights: Solarbabies (2016) 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 my favorites when I was a kid!
9 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

My dad had a strange habit of taping all 48 hours of the free HBO

weekends when I was a kid. Fortunately for me, that's how I found

some of my favorite films! When I'd stay home from school with

the flu, I'd sift through the tapes and watch whatever caught my

eye. After I saw this one, it became my regular "sick day" film and

one I'd watch any time I was just hanging around on a rainy

afternoon. I remember I loved it because it was about kids doing

something about their problems and making the situation better -

heck, they saved the world! That's the kind of film every kid likes!


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