Set in an unspecified time in the future, USA has declined and become a country of violence and racial prejudice. Griffin earns his living delivering pizzas while he tries to take care of ... See full summary »
The story of a shy boy who gets convinced by his parents to spend a few summer days in the mountains. So, he joins a group, and the vacation begins. Unfortunately, things turn out to be a little tough for our small friend.
After a nuclear war, the survivors are divided between horribly mutated beings who live on desolate reservations and fertile women who are searching for scarce virile men in order to multiply and start a new human society.
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
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The name Solarbabies refers to the characters' seeing themselves as the children of the Sun in the dry water-less future in which they live. See more »
Daniel's shirt collar is on/off his shoulder between shots throughout the movie. See more »
[alone with Bodhi]
... Hi. Do you get bored just sitting in this box?... I can't believe that I'm standing here talking to a BALL. No offense.
[the other Solarbabies come in]
So, this "Bodhi"... We still haven't figured out what it is.
He's a WHO, not an IT.
Well, then WHO is it?
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OK, it is definitely dated looking, but so is Real Genius, which is my all time favorite. It's not like it's Howard The Duck or something! I love cheesy 80's movies, and this is one for which I am waiting with baited breath to be released on DVD. I mean, look at Tron, total cheese, great movie!
Classics are sometimes classics because of their nostalgic value and what they offered at the time. This movie features some of the 80's biggest stars, not to mention a few who have continued with successful TV shows and film. Lukas Haas is so pickin' cute, and James LeGros is terrific as the bratty Metron.
Honestly, if someone saw Star Wars for the very first time nowadays, they would roll their eyes and walk out. Watch this with an open mind, and you'll enjoy it!
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