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The Salute of the Jugger (1989)
"The Blood of Heroes" (original title)

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A Mad Max-esque post apocalyptic world provides the backdrop for a brutal, futuristic game resembling football. Rutger Hauer plays a disgraced former star leading a rag tag group of "... See full summary »

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Samchin Timekeeper
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A Mad Max-esque post apocalyptic world provides the backdrop for a brutal, futuristic game resembling football. Rutger Hauer plays a disgraced former star leading a rag tag group of "Juggers" to one of the remaining Nine Cities for glory and redemption Written by Anonymous

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When juggers play there is only one way to live - THE HARD WAY! - [Australia Theatrical] [Title as Salute of the Jugger] See more »

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23 February 1990 (USA)  »

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AUD 10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$882,290 (USA)
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According to Rutger Hauer's autobiography, during a break in filming he took a motorcycle ride in the outback. He ended up following a kangaroo for a bit but, then found himself lost in the desert. After a bit of tension he finally he pointed his bike in the right direction and made it back to the set. See more »

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Sallow: Two Juggers can't fuck after the game. It doesn't work. Unless you like to rub wounds against wounds.
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In the opening credits, the last name of actor Hugh Keays-Byrne, who plays the part of Lord Vile, is misspelled as 'Bryne.' See more »

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Silly But Fun
22 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Blood of Heroes is a reasonably good B-level action movie with a great cast and an interesting premise. Set after the apocalypse, it follows the exploits of a team of wandering Juggers-a post-apocalyptic team game with elements of rugby and football. At the behest of a new member, they set out for an underground city in order to try their luck with a team of professional juggers.

What makes the film so fun is its combination of sports film clichés and a Mad Max style setting. Although none of the individual plot elements is particularly original, they are brought together in a new and interesting way. Adding to the enjoyment factor is the skilled cast, who make this film a cut above what is typical for the genre.

At times, the film does slip into silliness. (The villain is named Lord Vile for crying out loud!) Nevertheless, it is definitely a good rent for Saturday nights when there is nothing on TV.


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