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Cyborg (1989)

A martial artist hunts a killer in a plague-infested urban dump of the future.

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Vincent Klyn ...
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Marshall Strat
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Blaise Loong ...
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Brick Bardo (as Rolf Muller)
Haley Peterson ...
Haley
Terrie Batson ...
Jackson 'Rock' Pinckney ...
Tytus / Pirate / Bandit
Janice Graser ...
Vorg
Robert Pentz ...
Base / Pirate / Bandit
Sharon K. Tew ...
Prather / Pirate / Bandit
Chuck Allen ...
Vondo / Pirate / Bandit
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Xylo / Pirate / Bandit
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Gibson Rickenbacker is a hired fighter living in a plague-ravaged apocalyptic America where a plague has infested most of the United States and the rest of the world. In New York City, Gibson encounters a woman named Pearl Prophet. Pearl reveals to Gibson that she is a cyborg who is carrying vital-information for a group of scientists in Atlanta who are working on a cure to the plague and Pearl hires Gibson to escort her back to Atlanta. But Pearl is kidnapped by "Pirates" a murderous gang led by Fender Tremolo, who wants the cure for themselves and they decide to take Pearl to Atlanta themselves. Gibson, joined by a young woman named Nady Simmons, goes in pursuit of Fender and his gang, as Gibson sets out to rescue Pearl, stop Fender and his gang from reaching Atlanta and defeat Fender who slaughtered Gibson's family. Written by Daniel Williamson

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He's the First Hero of the 21st Century...And He's Our Only Hope.


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7 April 1989 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,179,811, 9 April 1989, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$10,166,459
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Trivia

The character names Gibson Rickenbacker, Nady Simmons, Fender Tremolo, Marshall Strat and Pearl Prophet are also names of musical instruments or manufacturers. See more »

Goofs

In the final knife fight scene in the rain, during the knife cut to Gibson's face, the downward slash is shown several times with no effect but showing the face before the cut, then one final time not showing the face before the cut but instead showing it afterward with the cut and blood already streaming down the face when the knife strikes but before it would realistically be bleeding. See more »

Quotes

Pearl Prophet: Why did you help me?
Gibson Rickenbacker: I thought it was somebody else.
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Campy, but quite serviceable sci-fi
10 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

This is an earlier van Damme effort -- and he's pretty wooden in this one, but the simple, linear storyline makes this movie an entertaining one, definitely a good "popcorn movie". The movie makes a few feeble attempts at humanizing the characters, but the flashback scenes used to show us that the main character is a tortured soul are contrived and occasionally laugh-inducing.

The plot -- get the life-saving data about a plague to the scientists across the barren 'no mans land' is thin, but carries this sci-fi vehicle pretty well, despite the fact that all the characters seem to be named after guitars. The fight scenes are, as usual, believable and exciting.

All in all, definitely not a good movie, but certainly worth an hour or so, if you like sci-fi. FOr some it might be MST3K material, but if you can get past the camp, it's not too bad.


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