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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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Blaise Loong ...
Furman Vux / Pirate / Bandit
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Brick Bardo (as Rolf Muller)
Haley Peterson ...
Terrie Batson ...
Jackson 'Rock' Pinckney ...
Tytus / Pirate / Bandit
Janice Graser ...
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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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,179,811 (USA) (9 April 1989)

Gross:

$10,166,459 (USA)
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Trivia

In Albert Pyun's director cut, the film's ending is extended. When Gibson and Haley return Pearl to her scientist college. It cuts to a caption "9 Months Later" and a electrical storm is seen and a sphere flashes and an unknown naked woman (a cyborg) appears and ends with the caption: "Next: Cyborg Nemesis: The Dark Rift". That scene which rips-off The Terminator (1984) was written and filmed to set the stage for a planned sequel entitled "Cyborg Nemesis". See more »

Goofs

(at around 45 mins) When Van Damme is fighting in the rain, he kicks the pirate a few times then does a spin kick. When he finishes through and land you can see him fall to one knee. A split second later shot shows him standing up. See more »

Quotes

Fender Tremolo: You think I'm going to swim all the way to Atlanta! I hate... the water.
[shoves metal pole down one of the ransacked villagers mouthes]
Fender Tremolo: Hoist the anchor mates.
[preparing to head to Atlanta by boat]
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Connections

Followed by Cyborg 2: Glass Shadow (1993) See more »

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This movie always gets me pumped up!
13 April 2002 | by (Belleville, ILL) – See all my reviews

I first saw this movie when i was young and impressionable, but even to this day i still get pumped up after watching it. Granted the story line is full of holes and the dialogue kinda sucks, but when your watching a Van Damme movie who cares. I've been a big Van Damme fan for quite some time. Sure! he's a pitiful actor who should have his lines cut down to almost nothing, but he sure as hell can sell a fight scene. This movie is no exception. He won't win any academy awards with his performance but he does sell the i'm super p***ed and your gonna die look pretty well. That being the major reason why i enjoy the film. So if your looking for some solid fight scenes without a hole lot of plot, i highly recommend the movie. This movie is definitely under appreciated judging from the rating scale, all i ask is that some of these people relax a little and just enjoy a movie that doesn't have a plot line thats more complicated than a physics equation.


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