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Steel Dawn (1987)

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In a post-apocalyptic world, a warrior wandering through the desert comes upon a group of settlers who are being menaced by a murderous gang that is after the water they control.

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Damnil
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Sho
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Tark
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Cord
Brett Hool ...
Jux
Marcel van Heerden ...
Lann
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James Whyle ...
Tooey
Russel Savadier ...
Off (as Russell Savadier)
Joseph Ribeiro ...
Cali (as Joe Ribeiro)
Alex Heyns ...
Priest
Brad Morris ...
Bluto
Tullio Moneta ...
Henchman
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In a post-apocalyptic world, a warrior wandering through the desert comes upon a group of settlers who are being menaced by a murderous gang that is after the water they control.

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He is the desert warrior, carving the future with his sword. See more »


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31 March 1988 (South Africa)  »

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Desert Warrior  »

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$3,520,000 (estimated)

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$562,187 (USA)
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The movie featured a number of cast and crew from the Hool family. These included Brett Hool, Lance Hool and Conrad Hool. See more »

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Remake of Shane (1953) See more »

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Not bad for a stock western
30 June 2002 | by (Seattle, USA) – See all my reviews

Underneath the thin post-apocalyptic setting, "Steel Dawn" is a standard "drifter fights the bandits" western. It has plenty of western cliches (e.g. a widowed pioneer woman whose farm is at risk) and plenty of action. I don't recommend renting this movie, but if it comes on TV you might consider watching it. It's better than any apocalyptic film that Kevin Costner was involved in (or will be). But the only characters with a glimmer of originality (such as Swayze's old mentor) get very little screen time. This places "Steel Dawn" a few notches below the gold standard of apocalyptic films, "The Road Warrior."


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