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Traxx (1988)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy  |  October 1989 (Turkey)
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Traxx has battled his way through El Salvador, the Middle East and Nicaragua, spitting lead with two-handed good grace. He decides to retire to a life of baking designer cookies. Running ... See full summary »

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Traxx
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Mayor Alexandria Cray
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Deeter
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Aldo Palucci
John Hancock ...
Chief Emmett Decker
Hugh Gillin ...
Commissioner R.B. Davis
Michael Kirk ...
Deputy Mayhew
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Tibbs
Herschel Sparber ...
Guzik #1
Jonathan Lutz ...
Guzik #2
Lucius Houghton ...
Guzik #3
Darrow Igus ...
Wendell
Arlene Lorre ...
Celeste
Wally Amos ...
Famous Amos
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Jerome
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Traxx has battled his way through El Salvador, the Middle East and Nicaragua, spitting lead with two-handed good grace. He decides to retire to a life of baking designer cookies. Running out of dough to buy more dough, he hires himself as a "Town Tamer" and begins cleaning up Hadleyville, Texas, telling the lowlife street scum, "You got three choices. Be good, be gone, or be dead." Like all bacteria, the scum are resistant: crime boss Aldo Palucci (Robert Davi) brings in the dreaded Guzik brothers to rid the town of the town tamer, setting the stage for a showdown in the streets. Written by Bruce Scott <meampr@alaska.net>

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October 1989 (Turkey)  »

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Commissioner R.B. Davis: As police officers, we hold to a higher standard to what we deal with. You're out of the jungle, Traxx! This is civilization, or can't you tell the difference?
Traxx: It didn't look much different to me.
Commissioner R.B. Davis: Let me tell you something, Traxx. This is the 80s! Suspects and victims have the same rights! Even if they do shoot and kill an old lady and a puppy!
Traxx: Well... I'd like to hear that from puppy's family.
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"Flap your arms and suck some sky!"
22 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The production is low. The acting is bad. The cookies are horrible. But that is what makes Traxx such a great film! The plot is not overwrought and deep, but it holds its own. What you are left with is over-the-top action and campy fun. Each of the characters is unique and quotable. This film remains probably the most oft-quoted movies of all time between me and my family and friends.

There was no attempt to make this movie low budget, naturally. That is what makes the entire package worth multiple views. Unlike the trendy, big budget "under the radar" releases today that try to fit the low-budget profile (and all the while most remain overrated and under deserving), Traxx succeeds because it is the real deal. It is underrated and most deserving. Watching the main character (Traxx) almost break character and begin to laugh as the one-shot-only pyrotechnics go off around him (you cannot script that). The Guzik Brothers hit squad is so brutal and self centered, yet they do not have to demand more screen time from the viewer: you will demand it of them.

This movie is the only reason I still have my VCR hooked up.


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