Cyborg (1989)

R  |   |  Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  7 April 1989 (USA)
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A martial artist hunts a killer in a plague-infested urban dump of the future.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Deborah Richter ...
Vincent Klyn ...
Blaise Loong ...
Furman Vux / Pirate / Bandit
Brick Bardo (as Rolf Muller)
Haley Peterson ...
Jackson 'Rock' Pinckney ...
Tytus / Pirate / Bandit
Janice Graser ...
Robert Pentz ...
Base / Pirate / Bandit
Sharon K. Tew ...
Prather / Pirate / Bandit
Chuck Allen ...
Vondo / Pirate / Bandit
Stefanos Miltsakakis ...
Xylo / Pirate / Bandit


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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


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Release Date:

7 April 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Masters of the Universe 2  »

Box Office


$500,000 (estimated)


$10,166,459 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


A score for the film composed by Anthony Riparetti was rejected in favour of a completely new score by Kevin Bassinson. See more »


In the final knife fight scene in the rain, Gibson sticks the knife in Fender's upheld blocking forearm with a downward overhand stab, but in the ensuing wrestling scene when the knife is still in Fender's forearm, his hand is holding the knife in a sideways grip with the palm down, opposite of the grip during the stab. Plus, the knife only goes in an inch or so, but then is shown buried to the hilt. See more »


Fender Tremolo: I'll take you to Atlanta, and you'll give *me* the cure. And if you don't, I'll give you the horror show.
[holds up Willy's head]
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Referenced in Infinitium (2017) See more »

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Action, mayhem, and drivel
1 April 2008 | by (Tokyo, Japan) – See all my reviews

The biggest mistake they made here was not stretching the fight scenes as much as possible.

The dialog was horrid and the plot itself was a very abbreviated Road Warrior retread. The attempts at sentimentality (the burning wedding cake, the scared kids) didn't even work. The opening narration only let you know you were seeing an extended chase scene.

However, the fight scenes ROCKED. Van Damme proves that he may be better off as a man of few words. The endless bone breaking and face busting kept attentions. The revenge plot was just there for an excuse.

Van Damme's best? No way. (That would be Bloodsport.) But worth a look as long as your FF button works.

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