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20 January 1987 (USA) See more »
It's machine vs. man in the ultimate battle for the future!
A highly unlikely band of heroes traverses a post-apocalyptic wasteland to rescue a scientist from the tyrannical Dark One and his army of robots. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Gay of the Dead: Tim Kincaid a.k.a. Joe Gage
 (From Fangoria. 16 May 2010, 6:28 AM, PDT)

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Norris Culf ... Neo
Nadine Hartstein ... Deeja (as Nadine Hart)

J. Buzz Von Ornsteiner ... Klyton (as Joel Von Ornsteiner)
Jennifer Delora ... Nyla
Andrew Howarth ... Kai
Angelika Jager ... Valaria
Michael Downend ... Jorn
Rick Gianasi ... Torque
George Grey ... Bray (as George Gray)

Nicholas Reiner ... Haim
Michael Azzolina ... Roan
John Blaylock ... Korla
Michael Zezima ... Airslave Fighter
Edward R. Mallia ... Airslave Fighter (as Edward Mallia)
Amy Brentano ... Irradiated Female
Dave Martin ... Guardbot
Keith Schwabinger ... Guardbot

Directed by
Tim Kincaid 
Writing credits
Tim Kincaid (written by)

Produced by
Cynthia De Paula .... producer (as Cynthia DePaula)
Charles Band .... executive producer (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Arthur D. Marks (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Barry Zetlin 
Production Design by
Art Direction by
Ruth Ozeki Lounsbury  (as Ruth Lounsbury)
Marina Zurkow 
Costume Design by
Celeste Hines 
Makeup Department
Carolyn Krinsky .... assistant makeup artist
Tom Lauten .... special makeup effects artist
Erin Pollitt .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Joe Derrig .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rebecca Rothbaum .... first assistant director
Michael Speero .... second assistant director
Art Department
Will Barker .... construction coordinator
Joanne Besinger .... art department (as Jo Anne Basinger)
Gregory Choa .... art department
Sarah Lamb .... art department
Kim Meinelt .... property master (as Kimberly Meinelt)
Andrew Kevin Walker .... scenic painter (as Andrew Walker)
Gary Winick .... art department
Sound Department
Giorgio Conti .... sound effects editor
Mik Cribben .... sound mixer (as Mike Cribben)
Giorgio De Vincenzo .... supervising sound editor
Charles Hunt .... boom operator
Special Effects by
John Bisson .... creator: lower life form
Jeff Bouvier .... creature crew
James Chai .... robot electrics
Ralph Cordero .... sculptor: robot mask
Scott Coulter .... mask fabricator: irradiated human
Ed French .... designer: robot creature effects
Bruce Fuller .... creature crew
Mark Garbarino .... sculptor: Dark One
Tom Lauten .... creature operator
Mike Maddi .... creator: lower life form
Valarie McNeill .... construction: robot suit
Carl Sorensen .... mask fabricator: irradiated human
Matt Vogel .... pyrotechnician
Ken Walker .... creature mechanics
Ken Walker .... designer and builder: robot weapons (as Kenneth Walker)
Visual Effects by
Jeremie Frank .... special visual effects creator: Bizarrchitecture
Beth Adubato .... stunts (as Beth Adams)
Lisa Conrad .... stunts
Debra Dahro .... stunts (as Debra Daro)
Larry Frenock .... stunts
Harlan Hamilton .... stunts
Susan Jean .... stunts
Chris McNamee .... stunts
Pat Rizzolino .... stunts
Kevin Schmidt .... stunts
Beth Shields .... stunts
Matt Vogel .... combat choreography
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Adams .... electrician (as Mike Adams)
Wayne Arrants .... best boy electrician
Rick Cooper .... key grip
Don Davis .... gaffer (as Donald Davis)
Kurt Franke .... still photographer
George Irons .... dolly grip
Phil Oetiker .... camera operator (as Philip Oetiker)
Hugo Rojas .... second assistant camera
David Shaw .... first assistant camera
Brian Storm .... best boy grip
Steve Watts .... electrician
Barry Wesson .... clapper loader
Editorial Department
Juliet Avola .... post-production coordinator
Kevin Barlia .... assistant editor
Luis E. Bendezu .... post-production assistant
Elisa Bonora .... assistant editor
Music Department
Richard Band .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Joel Goldsmith .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Michael Gingold .... driver
Robert Grader .... transportation captain
Andrea Socas .... driver
Other crew
Elaine Anderson .... production coordinator
Maria Bowen .... production assistant
R.A. Boyar .... insurance
James Chai .... on-set supervisor
Christopher Clements .... production assistant
Annette Denberg .... unit publicist
David Felker .... projectionist
Marshall Kenner .... craft service
Ben Marx .... payroll accountant
Scooter Murphy .... location manager
Stanley Myer .... production accountant
Steve Shoup .... assistant: Tim Kincaid
Nancy Sutherland .... assistant: Cynthia De Paula
Tagor Vojnovic .... production assistant
Mary Weldon .... script supervisor
Frank Bruno .... special thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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[first lines]
Narrator:The last city still stood. The remaining home of what was left of the civilization of New Terra. The society had been all but destroyed by the Robot Rebellion of '33. The robots had turned on their masters, by themselves. The ensuing chaos had led to a radiation spill far more deadly than any nuclear warfare. The world had been brought to its knees by the... robot holocaust.
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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Worse Than You Can Possibly Imagine, 1 December 2010
Author: henri sauvage from nashville, tn

I can't say I wasn't warned.

After all, MST3K's writers -- who week after week subjected themselves to the most putrid scrapings from the bottom of the cinematic barrel -- made a running joke out of this one. That's often how people deal with a particularly traumatic experience.

And this movie really delivered the hurt.

I wouldn't exactly call the general level of acting here "wooden" -- because it's positively petrified. Angelika Jager (Valeria) is a revelation: calling her style "robotic" would imply something far better than the actuality. It's not over-acting so much as anti-acting: Ms. Jager's got an undeniably beautiful instrument, no argument there at all, but it's as if she's trying to play it with her big toes. Whether it's dialog or body language, she literally never misses a chance to come across as stunningly awkward.

And it's not as though there was even one mildly competent actor in this mess, to throw her transcendent awfulness into stark relief; she manages that feat quite well on her own, thank you very much.

But I pile on.

There's no point in going into the details of the ridiculous story, inane narration and preposterous dialog, but rest assured, it's all here, along with "sewer worm" hand puppets who look like Ollie the Dragon with a terminal case of the mange, a giant spider (well, they could only afford one leg), robots, mutants, amazon warriors and badly choreographed fight scenes.

And of course his Moldy Avocado-ness, the Dark One (or "Dak Wan", in Valeria-speak).

Annoying rip-offs include a C3PO clone who fails miserably to provide any comic relief, as well as a score which lifts a theme from Bernard Herrman's music for "Mysterious Island" and then beats it to death.

By the way, one thing the other reviewers seem to have missed is that according to the opening narration this nonsense is supposedly taking place on a colony planet. (That's why the air's bad and they had to import a bunch of robots to do the work.) I guess the colonists were so homesick for the mother world they had to create a painstakingly accurate replica of early 1980s New York City to live in. Or maybe these futuristic Pilgrims were a splinter cult of Scientologists who regarded John Travolta's character in "Saturday Night Fever" as their prophet.

Whatever. If given the choice, I'd prefer to be repeatedly bludgeoned with the Manhattan Yellow Pages rather than endure another viewing of this movie, but aficionados of 80s' trash might get a laugh or three out of it. Just be forewarned that this isn't your average, everyday, grade-Z chunk of post-Apocalyptic cheese: it's a steaming, radioactive pile of cinematic Limburger.

Movies like this really will rot your brain.

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