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(1986)

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The movie was filmed on location in Spain, a country selected for its abundant desert landscape. Ironically, production was held up for several weeks due to--of all things--rain.
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All of the main characters' names are from enlightenment legends and myths from various cultures.
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A year later jami Gertz (terra) and jason Patric (jason) would appear in the lost boys (1987)
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The end theme song, "Love Will Set You Free" performed and written by Smokey Robinson, is about Jesus offering an invitation for Christian discipleship, with direct quotes from Jesus' sermons in the Bible.
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The key speechless character, named "Bodhi", is also referred to in the film as the "Sphere of Longinus".
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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.
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The movie has several religious references. The orb can perform what could be described as miracles, one of the red tents in the Bartertown has a crescent moon on it that looks like the one from the Turkish flag, the neon sign in town says Xanadu, which refers to a paradise-like place, and the villain calls the orb "the sphere of Longinus" at one point, which is a clear reference to the biblical spear called The Holy Lance (as well as the spear of Longinus) that killed Jesus Christ. Also, the characters have what could be described as religious experience when they interact with the orb outside together.
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