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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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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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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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

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

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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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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"I can't believe that I'm standing here talking to a ball."
26 October 2016 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Silly nonsense about a post-apocalyptic future where it doesn't rain and the kids are raised in a prison. There they play a game that's kind of a kids' version of Rollerball and wait to grow up and become guards or something for the corporation running the world. They find a glowing alien ball called Bohdai and uninteresting stuff happens. Laughable to the extreme, with ugly-looking '80s costumes and an odd fascination with rollerskating. It's unintentionally funny at times, and I totally give it points for that, but ultimately it's just embarrassing for all involved. See it for Jami Gertz, because you should see anything with Jami Gertz.


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