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The Blood of Heroes (1989)

R  |   |  Action, Sci-Fi, Sport  |  23 February 1990 (USA)
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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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Sallow
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Mbulu
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Big Cimber
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Young Gar (as Vincent Phillip D'Onofrio)
Gandhi MacIntyre ...
Justin Monjo ...
Dog Boy (as Justin Monju)
Aaron Martin ...
Samchin Boy
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Kidda
Casey Huang ...
Kidda's Father
Quang Dinh ...
Samchin Head Elder
John Doumtsis ...
Samchin Timekeeper
John Biro ...
Samchin Peasant #1
Brian Cawley ...
Samchin Peasant #2
Gino Terranova ...
Samchin Peasant #3
Cecilia Wong ...
Kidda's Mother
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Storyline

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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The time will come when winning is everything See more »

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Action | Sci-Fi | Sport

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23 February 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Salute of the Jugger  »

Box Office

Budget:

AUD 10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$882,290 (USA)
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Trivia

The sport played in this movie is referenced in the comic book, "Warriors of Plasm," published in the early 1990s by Defiant Comics. In the comic book, the sport is called Splatterball. See more »

Quotes

[Kidda gets tripped by Ghandi when practicing her running skills]
Sallow: Can't pass an old man?
Kidda: I didn't see him.
Sallow: You gotta know where everybody is, all of us!
Kidda: What if I can't?
Sallow: They'll crush your skull!
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Crazy Credits

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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How Did People Miss This Great Film?
9 February 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

What a hidden gem of a cinematic effort! I cannot believe that this film didn't receive the notoriety it deserved back in '88! The backdrop is the standard post-apocalyptic mess that humanity has left itself in after "who knows what." The juggers travel town-to-town in search of food and entertainment, in return for providing matches against the local teams.

The script is well executed and one is led to believe this sport would have a wide following in the aftermath, almost like a team sport of UFC of the future. The characters are superb and Hauer and Chen really give them life. Rutger needs to go back to this flick and see what he has lost! I really cared about this band of juggers and it seemed like everyone in the ensemble was on the same page. The Blood Of Heroes is a tremendous miss in the anals of great sci-fi films. Please go rent it.


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