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Director:
Writer:
Gary DeVore (writer)
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Release Date:
October 1989 (Turkey) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Garbage you dump, trash you kill See more »
Plot:
Traxx has battled his way through El Salvador, the Middle East and Nicaragua, spitting lead with two-handed good grace... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Ten awesome 80s movies that haven’t made it to DVD
 (From Blogomatic3000. 24 July 2011, 9:12 AM, PDT)

Forgotten Action Cinema: Traxx
 (From Beyond Hollywood. 12 January 2011, 7:42 AM, PST)

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"Flap your arms and suck some sky!" See more (17 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Shadoe Stevens ... Traxx

Priscilla Barnes ... Mayor Alexandria Cray

Willard E. Pugh ... Deeter

Robert Davi ... Aldo Palucci
John Hancock ... Chief Emmett Decker
Hugh Gillin ... Commissioner R.B. Davis
Michael Kirk ... Deputy Mayhew

Raymond O'Connor ... Tibbs
Herschel Sparber ... Guzik #1
Jonathan Lutz ... Guzik #2
Lucius Houghton ... Guzik #3
Darrow Igus ... Wendell
Arlene Lorre ... Celeste
Wally Amos ... Famous Amos
Wallace Merck ... Jerome
Jerry Colker ... Kent

Rick Overton ... Frank Williams

Robert Miano ... Arturo

Steve Boles ... Lonnie
J. Michael Hunter ... Matt

Leon Rippy ... Killer
Stephen Ware ... Wesley
Bill Betts ... James (as William Betts)
Derwin E. Luby ... James' Wife
Bev Appleton ... Morse
Graham Smith ... Ootz (as Graham F. Smith)
Kim Weeks ... Nurse
Jon Thompson ... Dolan
Jim Gloster ... Eddie (as James C. Gloster)
James G. Martin Jr. ... John
Suzanne Primeau ... Hooker #1
Karen L. Kristopher ... Hooker #2
Rodney Suiter ... Black Man
Michael Holowaty ... 5-Year-Old Kid
Tony Lea ... Cop
Michael Decker ... Miguel (as Michael W. Decker)
Pat Miller ... Harold
William Arvay ... Reporter #1
Amanda Graham ... Reporter #2
Shirlene Foss ... Reporter #3
Martin Tucker ... Reporter #4

Richard K. Olsen ... Reporter #5
Irene Stewart ... Reporter #6
C.D. Roberts ... Reporter #7

Howard Kingkade ... Paul
Art Kohn ... Newscaster
Martin Zehring ... Palucci Gang Member
Domenic Secondo ... Palucci Gang Member
G.B. Wallace ... Palucci Gang Member
Lou Criscuolo ... Palucci Gang Member
Richie Giachetti ... Palucci Gang Member (as Richard Giachetti)
Annamarie Smith ... Palucci Gang Member
Mark R. Smith ... Limo Driver
George Lee ... Fletcher
Stephen MacDonald ... Hallis
Dorothy M. Craig ... Border Guard's Wife
David R. Greene Sr. ... Officer
Chuck Kinlaw ... Baseball Coach
Gwendolyn Hajek ... Playmate
Tom Mason ... Old Man
Ruth Gottlieb ... Old Lady (as Ruth Gottlieb Moore)
Janice Hart ... Therapist
Jim Simmons ... Carnival Barker
Colette Robinson ... Mocha Band Member
Tammy Simpson Jones ... Mocha Band Member
Tina Renee Jackson ... Mocha Band Member
Ashley Woodman Hall ... Mocha Band Leader
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Elizabeth Arlen ... Madeline Howard (uncredited)
Joshua Maxwell ... Extra (uncredited)
Robert J. Maxwell ... Cathouse Cowboy (uncredited)
Eric Tilley ... Dead Limo Driver (uncredited)

Directed by
Jerome Gary 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Gary DeVore  writer

Produced by
Gary DeVore .... producer
Richard McWhorter .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Jay Gruska 
 
Cinematography by
Giuseppe Maccari 
 
Film Editing by
Michael Kahane 
 
Casting by
Marilyn Black 
 
Production Design by
Jack Poplin 
 
Art Direction by
Dennis Bradford 
 
Set Decoration by
Joseph J. Stone  (as Joseph Stone)
 
Costume Design by
Clifford Capone 
 
Makeup Department
Tina Cassady .... hair stylist
David Halsey .... hair stylist
June Westmore .... makeup artist (as June Pipkin)
 
Production Management
Richard McWhorter .... unit production manager (as Richard F. McWhorter)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David B. Householter .... second assistant director
Donald Roberts .... first assistant director
Robert E. Warner .... first assistant director: second unit
 
Art Department
Jim Brinson .... construction coordinator
Keith Darwin .... on-set scenic
Esty Davis Jr. .... leadman
Ron Greenwood .... property master (as Ronald Greewood)
Tom Jones Jr. .... construction foreman (as Tom Jones)
David J. Negron .... storyboard artist (as David J. Negron)
James F. Oñate .... painter
Eric Skipper .... set dresser
John Teitloff .... assistant property master
Durk Tyndall .... assistant property master
Brian Kontz .... plasterer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Bud Alper .... sound mixer
Brydon Baker III .... boom operator (as Brydon D. Baker III)
Barney Cabral .... supervising sound editor
Gene Craig .... sound editor
John Detra .... sound editor
Hector C. Gika .... sound editor (as Hector Gika)
Christopher E. Schmid .... sound editor
Bruce Stambler .... supervising sound editor
Michael D. Wilhoit .... supervising sound editor (as Mike Wilhoit)
 
Special Effects by
Bob Dawson .... special effects (as Robert Dawson)
William Dawson .... special effects technician
Lorenzo Hall .... special effects assistant
Greg Hull .... special effects assistant (as Gregory S. Hull)
Tony Vandenecker .... special effects assistant
 
Stunts
Walter Lee Drury Jr. .... stunts
Greg Wayne Elam .... stunts (as Greg W. Elam)
Joe Finnegan .... stunts
Robin Grathwol .... stunts (as Robin Dale Grathwol)
Gene Hartline .... stunts
Eddie Hice .... stunts
Larry Holt .... stunts
Mike Johnson .... stunts
Steven Lambert .... stunts
Paul M. Lane .... lead stunt double
Julius LeFlore .... stunts
A. Michael Lerner .... stunts (as Allen Michael Lerner)
Bill McIntosh .... stunts
Larry Moldin .... stunts
Bennie Moore .... stunts (as Bennie E. Moore Jr.)
Thomas Rosales Jr. .... stunts
Jimmie Lee Sessoms .... stunts
Douglas Ray Shackelford .... stunts
Peter Stader .... stunts
Rock A. Walker .... stunts
Marvin Walters .... stunts
Cindy Wills .... stunts (as Cindy Wills Hartline)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kenneth Campbell .... electrician
Marg Chiaventone .... electrician
Lynn Dodson .... gaffer (as L.D. Dodson)
John Ferguson .... best boy
Frank Godwin .... camera loader
Rufus Granger Jr. .... grip
Chip Hackler .... second assistant camera
Herb Harton .... assistant camera: second unit
Eric Jones .... grip
Sergio Melaranci .... camera operator
Jeffrey D. Moore .... first assistant camera
Cristiano Palermi .... lighting technician
Giorgio Palermi .... gaffer
Frank Perl .... assistant camera: second unit
David E. Poole .... key grip (as Eugene Poole)
Jonathan Quade .... electrician apprentice
Mark J. Rainsford .... grip (as Mark Rainsford)
Steve Spier .... electrician (as Stephen Spier)
Owen Stephens .... gaffer
Alice Pender Taylor .... third assistant camera (as Alice Taylor)
Luke Wynne .... still photographer
 
Casting Department
Craig Fincannon .... casting: North Carolina
Mark Fincannon .... casting: North Carolina
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Robin Hill .... wardrobe assistant
Jean Wesner .... wardrobe assistant
Alonzo Wilson .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Daniel Candib .... assistant editor
Carolyne Chauncey .... assistant editor
Mitchell Rubinstein .... associate editor
Melissa Wegman .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
James Burt .... music editor
Larry Hinds .... music engineer
 
Transportation Department
James Aikens .... driver
Richard A. Davis .... driver: honeywagon (as Rick Davis)
Johnny French .... driver
Cathie Hegler Godwin .... driver (as Cathie Godwin)
Arthur Gore .... driver
Jeff Long .... driver
Thomas Lovett .... transportation captain (as Tom Lovett)
Michael Sloan .... driver
Charles Teachey IV .... driver
Larry Webber Sr. .... driver
 
Other crew
Ric Abernathy .... production assistant
Antoinette Bonsignoire .... production assistant
C.F. Burton .... production medic
Mike Burton .... stand-in
Cynthia Clontz .... production assistant
Michael Foster .... production assistant
David Hartley .... location manager
Sandra M. Haskell .... script supervisor (as Sandra Haskell)
Eleanor Hemingway .... production secretary
Katherine Atwell Herbert .... producers associate
Debbie L. Howard .... craft service
Ken Hudson .... production assistant (as Kenneth Hudson)
Timothy McWhorter .... production assistant
Lou Phillips .... production auditor (as Louis B. Phillips)
Randall Pickett .... craft service
Peter J. Silbermann .... marketing coordinator (as Peter Silbermann)
Sara Spring .... assistant to Mr. Gary
Teresa Stokovic .... production coordinator
Durk Tyndall .... weapons
Anne Wilson .... assistant accountant
 

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Runtime:
84 min
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Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Priscilla Barnes replaced Connie Selleca.See more »
Quotes:
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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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
"Flap your arms and suck some sky!", 22 March 2005
Author: wade-57 from United States

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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