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The Blood of Heroes (1989)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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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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Release Date:

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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Also known as The Blood of Heroes See more »

Quotes

Sallow: Play hard, you'll forget the fear.
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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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I can't understand all the bad reviews...
13 November 2006 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie when I was very little...and liked it a LOT. Then I saw it again after many years...and still LOVED it. Now that I'm much older (well, not THAT much) I watched it again ... it gets better with every viewing!

I don't know... It's simple and linear, yes, but it's a story well played and well told. I actually LIKE the Game they play, I enjoy the fights and all the Honor-thing that lies behind them.

And no...how can someone talk about gore-fest or orgy of violence? I've seen MUCH worse in in movies that the public liked more (for apparently no good reason...they were utter crap!).

This movie is very nice, and I really can't understand why it is so underrated and (reading some reviews) almost hated o_O' Watching this movie may not be an enlightening experience in your life, but it will quite an enjoyable and entertaining one!


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