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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
All five player positions in Jugger are mentioned in the dialogue between characters; 'Qwik' and 'Slash' are the most mentioned (and most obvious), while the 'Drive' and 'Back-Charge' are only mentioned when Sallow, Big Cimber, and Mbulu are seen arguing midway through the film. The "chain wielder" (Young Gar) has a possible name of 'Griffer' for his position, as the term appears once when Sallow speaks to Gonzo the first time. See more »
[Kidda gets tripped by Ghandi when practicing her running skills]
Can't pass an old man?
I didn't see him.
You gotta know where everybody is, all of us!
What if I can't?
They'll crush your skull!
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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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