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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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Young Gar (as Vincent Phillip D'Onofrio)
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Dog Boy (as Justin Monju)
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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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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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Action | Sci-Fi | Sport

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R | See all certifications »

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23 February 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Salute of the Jugger  »

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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

Gonzo: Lord Vile, I've broken Juggers in half, smashed their bones, left the ground behind me wet with brains. There's nothing I wouldn't do to win. But I never hurt anyone for any reason other than sticking a dog's skull on a stake.
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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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Excellent
29 September 2005 | by (London England) – See all my reviews

It was a while ago when I first saw this movie and watched it again recently. People might complain that it doesn't have enough dialogue, plot is not intricate enough, there aren't any special effects for a Sci-fi movie, and it is too low budget to be considered a good movie. But I'll say people who say such things, they don't really know how to appreciate a good movie or understand what a good movie is, because they are too used to modern day rubbish jam packed with special effects, explosions, unnecessary twists and horrible scripts.

I think everything is done just right in the movie and I especially love the way they give no sentimentality to the backdrop to the movie. No discussion of the past as to why the world they do jugging is the way it is and everyone in this world just get on with their lives in this gritty desolate world without any lamenting thoughts to the past.

I won't go into much detail, but all I'll say is just watch the movie and you'll be glad that you did. By the way, it seems like there are two versions which I didn't realise until I read the comments here and seems like the shorter version cuts out the ending. Since I thought the ending was very fitting I do recommend you watch the longer version, it just won't have the same impact without the proper ending.


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