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The Lawless Land (1988)

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Action-adventure set in a world of the near-future, where young love is forbidden among the lower classes. Nevertheless, one couple defies their police-state world to fight and hold on to ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Falco (as Nick Corri)
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Road Kill
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Ez Andy
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Diana
Walter Kliche ...
Chairman
Alejandro Heinrich ...
Billy Boy
Ann-Marie Peterson ...
Venus
Patricio Bunster ...
Don Enrique
Luis Mora ...
Priest (as Luis Mora del Solar)
Gloria Laso ...
Checkpoint Battered Woman
Roberto Poblete ...
Checkpoint Battered Man
Oscar Vigoroux ...
Owner of the Pit
Teresa Ramos ...
Gasoline Attendant
Marcos Madrid ...
Gamina Boy
Joshua Sweek ...
Falco as a Child
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Action-adventure set in a world of the near-future, where young love is forbidden among the lower classes. Nevertheless, one couple defies their police-state world to fight and hold on to whatever love they can find. Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

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A hellish chase in a world gone mad.


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January 1988 (USA)  »

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I gi ton paranomon  »

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Warden: [addressing the about-to-be-tortured Falco] You're so young. I don't want you to go through this. Eventually everybody talks. It's a matter of time.
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A post apocalyptic Romeo and Juliet
30 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

The Lawless Land is an underrated and under seen classic. Hard to enjoy at first, one soon comes to realize the creativity and nuances of the movie on repeated viewings. It is an adaptation and improvement on William Shakespeare's classic love story, and using a stroke of subtle directorial genius, gives the sense that it is being narrated through a kind of God's eye view. The acting is effectively removed from the melodrama one would expect from the material in order to provide the viewer with a fascinating story of love in a world where emotion has run dry.


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