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World Gone Wild (1987)

R  |   |  Action, Sci-Fi  |  22 April 1988 (USA)
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In the nuclear ravaged wasteland of Earth 2087 water is as precious as life itself. The isolated Lost Wells outpost survived the holocaust and the inhabitants guard the source of their ... See full summary »

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Ten Watt
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Mina
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Paul
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Leland
Larry Stuckey ...
Eric
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In the nuclear ravaged wasteland of Earth 2087 water is as precious as life itself. The isolated Lost Wells outpost survived the holocaust and the inhabitants guard the source of their existence. Now an evil cult of renegades want control of their valuable water supply. And the villagers are no match for such brute military force. Only one man can help the stricken community - a mercenary living in a distant cannibal city. But even he, and his strange henchmen, may not be able to survive in the world gone wild. Written by <jonas.urve@mailbox.swipnet.se>

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$307,000 (USA)
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The original version implied that the dangerous cult based itself on one of the few books remaining after the holocaust: L. Ron Hubbard's "Dianetics." Lawyers for Scientology got wind of this and threatened to sue Apollo Pictures, who removed all references to Hubbard and Dianetics. See more »

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Ethan says, "We have Hydrogen dioxide," meaning water. But water is known as dihydrogen oxide or dihydrogen monoxide. Hydrogen Dioxide would be HO2, which cannot exist. See more »

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After the end credits, Adam Ant as Derek Abernathy closes his bible, makes a sign with his right hand and says "Let us pray". See more »

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References Casablanca (1942) See more »

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A World Gone Wild
Written by Michael Des Barres, Steve Jones and Laurence Juber
Juber Music/Stocker Music (ASCAP/BMI)
Performed by Chequered Past
Courtesy of EMI America/Manhattan Records, a division of Capitol Records, Inc.
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Good Cheese
19 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Chances are, if Michael Pare is the star of the movie, it is cheesy. Not necessarily bad, but cheesy. "Streets Of Fire", in my opinion, was great, but cheese notwithstanding. This movie is of the Mad Max ilk, but instead of fuel, it's water that is coveted. Adam Ant plays a Manson-type cult figure who is trying to rob Bruce Dern's town of its water/treasure, and Michael Pare comes in to help Dern with a pretty motley bunch. Adam Ant was quite good, and Bruce Dern was funny. Michael Pare was....well...Michael Pare. No one will confuse his body of work with DeNiro or Pacino, but if you like him, as I do, well, it doesn't make us bad people, does it?

If you are looking for "Saving Private Ryan", this ain't it. If you are like cheese, this beats Velveeta.


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