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Writer (WGA):
Albert Pyun (written by)
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Release Date:
7 April 1989 (USA) See more »
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Jean-Claude Van Damme ... Gibson Rickenbacker

Deborah Richter ... Nady Simmons
Vincent Klyn ... Fender Tremolo

Alex Daniels ... Marshall Strat

Dayle Haddon ... Pearl Prophet
Blaise Loong ... Furman Vux / Pirate / Bandit

Ralf Moeller ... Brick Bardo (as Rolf Muller)
Haley Peterson ... Haley
Terrie Batson ... Mary
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

Stefanos Miltsakakis ... Xylo / Pirate / Bandit
Kristina Sebastian ... Young Haley
Thomas Barley ... Willy
Dale Frye ... Sather / Pirate / Bandit

Jophery C. Brown ... Saloon Owner / Pirate / Bandit (as Jophery Brown)
Jim Creech ... Roland Pick

Matt McColm ... Pirate / Bandit
Karen Spell ... Pirate / Bandit
James Irwin ... Pirate / Bandit (as James G. Irwin)
Johnny Grady Jr. ... Pirate / Bandit
Michael Halford ... Pirate / Bandit (as Michaell Craig Halford)
O.D. Wilson ... Pirate / Bandit
Bruce Frye ... Pirate / Bandit
Tim Gilbert ... Pirate / Bandit
Bill Morrison ... Pirate / Bandit
Tommy Evans ... Pirate / Bandit
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nena Barley ... Mother of Boy Bouncing Ball (uncredited)
Patrick Barley ... Boy Bouncing Ball (uncredited)

Directed by
Albert Pyun 
Writing credits
Albert Pyun (written by) (as Kitty Chalmers)

Produced by
Yoram Globus .... producer
Menahem Golan .... producer
Tom Karnowski .... line producer
Original Music by
Kevin Bassinson 
Cinematography by
Philip Alan Waters (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Scott Stevenson 
Rozanne Zingale  (as Rozanne Zingale)
Sheldon Lettich (uncredited)
Jean-Claude Van Damme (uncredited)
Casting by
Beth Ann Bowen 
Nancy Lara-Hansch  (as Nancy Lara)
Production Design by
Douglas H. Leonard  (as Douglas Leonard)
Set Decoration by
Yvonne Hegney 
Costume Design by
Heidi Kaczenski 
Makeup Department
Teri Blythe .... key makeup artist
Greg Cannom .... special makeup effects
Mitch Devane .... special makeup effects artist: Cannom crew
Rudolph Eavy III .... assistant makeup artist
Keith Edmier .... special makeup effects artist: Cannom crew
Earl Ellis .... special makeup effects assistant
Matt Falls .... special makeup effects artist: Cannom crew
Thomas Floutz .... additional makeup effects
Loren Gitthens .... special makeup effects artist: Cannom crew
Nancy J. Hvasta Leonardi .... makeup artist (as Nancy Hvasta)
Michelle Johnson .... hair stylist
Susan Lewis .... assistant hair stylist
Bart Mixon .... cosmetic make-up
Larry Odien .... special makeup effects artist: Cannom crew
Cindy Rosenthal .... special makeup effects coordinator: Cannom Creations, Inc.
Aaron Sims .... cosmetic make-up
John Vulich .... special makeup effects artist: Cannom crew
Production Management
Marc S. Fischer .... executive in charge of production
Christopher Pearce .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Barbara D'Alessandro .... second assistant director
Tom Elliott .... second unit director
Michael Katleman .... first assistant director
James Lansbury .... second assistant director (as Jim Lansbury)
Bob Lewis .... second assistant director
Jon Paré .... first assistant director (as Jonathan P. Paré)
Art Department
Bill Alford .... assistant property master
Wenden K. Baldwin .... title design
Jim Brinson .... construction coordinator (as James Arthur Brinson)
William Shaw Burney .... assistant property master
Marc Dabe .... assistant production designer
Richard Keith Darwin .... painter
Esty F. Davis .... carpenter
Joel DeLoach .... art department coordinator
Matthew G. Fann .... assistant property master
Rebecca Fenneman .... set dresser
William Foy .... carpenter
Joe Griffith .... conceptual artist
George Hesse .... set dresser (as George Hesse II)
Rick Hoberg .... storyboard artist
Fisher Howe .... scenic painter
Isom Ison III .... lead carpenter
Thomas Richard Lambeth .... conceptual artist
Ann Munter .... lead person (as Anne Munter)
John Perkinson .... set dresser
Tim Pope .... property master (as Timothy Pope)
Mike Ryan .... carpenter
Kyle Seidenbaum .... title design
Dawn Serody .... on set dresser
Stewart Shaw .... swing gang
Harold Shelton .... set dresser (as Herold Shelton)
George Simcox .... mold maker
Ron Sistare .... swing gang
Eytan Sternberg .... set dresser
David Stonestreet .... carpenter
Matthew Sullivan .... lead person
Alan Walker .... graffiti artist
Eric Warren .... assistant production designer
Jeffery Williams .... swing gang
Dave Wittkower .... set dresser
Ralph Woollaston .... supervising carpenter
Brian Kontz .... plasterer (uncredited)
Sound Department
Terrisa Algarin .... foley artist
Jim Bridges .... sound
Richard Burton .... sound editor
Mark S. Cafolla .... second assistant sound editor
Tina Canny .... sound recordist
Thierry J. Couturier .... sound editor
David Cunningham .... re-recording mixer
Patrick Cyccone Jr. .... re-recording mixer
Gary Dowling .... sound mixer
Peter Elliott .... second assistant sound editor
Golden Felton .... sound editor
Kurt Nicholas Forshager .... foley editor
Robert Friedman .... foley artist
Tony Garber .... supervising sound editor
Teresa García .... first assistant sound editor (as Teresa Garcia)
Albert Gasser .... sound editor
Stanley B. Gill .... sound recordist
Tommy Goodwin .... adr mixer
Tommy Goodwin .... foley mixer
Antony Gray .... boom operator
Kini Kay .... sound editor
Godfrey Marks .... adr editor
Frank A. Montaño .... re-recording mixer (as Frank A. Montano, Jr.)
Judy Oseransky .... second assistant sound editor
Tony Pascuzzo .... sound recordist
Jeffrey L. Sandler .... sound editor
Alan Selk .... sound mixer (as Alan J. Selk)
Dean St. John .... adr recordist
Dean St. John .... foley recordist
Renee Tondelli .... second assistant sound editor
Bill Van Daalen .... sound effects editor
Dan Yale .... sound editor
Asher Yates .... sound editor
Special Effects by
William Dawson .... special effects technician (as William E. Dawson Jr.)
Joe Digaetano .... special effects supervisor
R.J. Hohman .... special effects supervisor
Tim Jones .... special effects assistant
Geoffrey C. Martin .... special effects technician (as Geoff Martin)
Larry Reid .... special effects foreman
Jeep Stapleton .... special effects assistant
Laszlo Stumpf .... special effects assistant (as Laszlo 'Les' Stumpf)
Karin Hanson .... special effects hair (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Betzy Bromberg .... optical supervisor: Fantasy II Film Effects, Inc.
David Emerson .... optical camera: Fantasy II Film Effects, Inc.
Ernest D. Farino .... visual effects supervisor: Fantasy II Film Effects, Inc. (as Ernie Farino)
John Huneck .... camera operator: Fantasy II Film Effects, Inc.
Leslie Huntley .... production supervisor: Fantasy II Film Effects, Inc.
Michael Joyce .... model maker: Fantasy II Film Effects, Inc.
Justin Kohn .... character animation: Fantasy II Film Effects, Inc.
Ken Marschall .... matte artist: Fantasy II Film Effects, Inc.
Bret Mixon .... rotoscope: Fantasy II Film Effects, Inc.
Heather Pumphrey .... visual effects production assistant: Fantasy II Film Effects, Inc.
Gene Warren Jr. .... visual effects supervisor: Fantasy II Film Effects, Inc.
Christopher Warren .... go-motion technician: Fantasy II Film Effects, Inc.
Jophery C. Brown .... stunts (as Jophery Brown)
Tom Elliott .... stunt coordinator
Tim Gilbert .... stunts
Blaise Loong .... stunts
Matt McColm .... stunts
Shannon Gordon .... stunts (uncredited)
Jim O'Rear .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Monty Bass .... grip
Logan R. Berkshire .... grip (as Logan Berkshire)
Byron J. Cohen .... still photographer
Phillip Dillon .... additional photographer
Phillip Dillon .... gaffer
Malcolm Doran .... best boy grip
Leroy 'Slim' Evans .... electrician
Cobie Fair .... key grip
Bill Finger .... second assistant camera (as William Finger)
Warren Fox .... best boy electrician
Dave Goodwin .... electrician
Rufus Granger Jr. .... grip (as Rufus Granger)
Tony Hardmon .... second assistant camera
Herb Harton .... additional camera assistant (as F. Herb Harton)
Billy Hendricks .... electrician (as William Hendricks)
Charles 'Tom' Hinson .... grip (as Tommy Hinson)
Tom Jensen .... second assistant camera
Walter 'T.J.' Johnson .... grip (as Tom Johnson)
Adam Jones .... gaffer
Jon LaFollette .... grip
Ned Martin .... second assistant camera
Patrick McArdle .... first assistant camera
George Mooradian .... additional camera operator
Stephen Perry .... best boy electrician
D.L. 'Pete' Peterson .... crane operator
Michael G. Riba .... assistant: Mr. Pyun (as Michael Riba)
Clive Richards .... electrician
Christian Silver .... best boy grip
Mark Smith .... electrician (as Mark R. Smith)
Tommy Ray Sullivan .... electrician (as Tommy Sullivan)
G. Kilroy Thomas .... cable man
Jim Thorpe .... electrician
Michael Robert Thorpe .... electrician
James Tomaro .... pre-rig gaffer
Andy Sydney .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Libby Featherston .... extras casting assistant
Burton Sharp .... voice casting
Martha Spainhour .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Wanda Evans .... seamstress (as Wanda J. Evans)
Allyn Cetta Katleman .... wardrobe assistant (as Allyn Cetta)
Nancie Kopelow .... set costumer
Deborah Latham .... costume supervisor
Barbara Miller .... seamstress
Patricia Jayne Rogers .... wardrobe
Jenny Schaffner .... key costumer
Christine H. Scott .... costumes
Betty Wright Thompson .... seamstress
Editorial Department
Michael Alden .... post production supervisor
Michael Alden .... post-production supervisor
James Gavin Bedford .... assistant editor
Carole Henderson Harrington .... apprentice editor (as Carole Harrington)
Alain Jakubowicz .... post production supervisor
Robert Kunovits .... apprentice editor (as Robi Kunovits)
Omneya 'Nini' Mazen .... post-production coordinator
Ruben A. Mazzini .... additional editing
Cloria Perry .... apprentice editor
Angelo Russo .... color timer
Sydney Conrad Shapiro .... assistant editor
Sydney Conrad Shapiro .... first assistant editor
Joe Shugart .... apprentice editor (as Joseph W. Shugart)
Stan Sztaba .... negative cutter
Anne-Marie Vitello .... negative cutter
Ron Vitello .... negative cutter (as Ronald Vitello)
Location Management
David Blake Hartley .... location manager
Music Department
Lisa Drew .... music coordinator
Virginia S. Ellsworth .... music editor
Joachim H. Hansch .... music supervisor
John La Salandra .... music editor (as John LaSalandra)
Damian 'Rocky' Polito .... assistant music editor (as D. Rocky Polito)
Zach Tow .... soundtrack producer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Edward W. Bozeman .... driver
Anthony Forester .... transportation co-captain
Johnny French .... driver
Cathie Hegler Godwin .... driver (as Cathie Godwin)
Roy A. Grace .... driver (as Roy Grace)
Jimmy Jones .... transportation coordinator
Ted Mehous .... transportation captain
Randall Pickett .... driver (as Randy Pickett)
Tom Rainey .... driver
Joel Renfro .... transportation coordinator
Jim Speth .... driver
Greg Stancil .... driver
Other crew
Sheila Allen .... accounting assistant
Patricia Bischetti .... production supervisor
Beth Ann Bowen .... assistant: Mr. Pyun
Mary Bridges .... production secretary (as Mary M. Bridges)
C.F. Burton .... set medic
Christine Burton .... craft service
Elisabeth Clay .... intern
Michael L. Coble .... stand-in
Robert D. Edwards .... production assistant
Brett Stephen Gantt .... key production assistant
Jim Goodman .... production assistant
Linda Grimshaw .... production coordinator: NC
Brad Hart .... production assistant
Victoria Leigh Hetzler .... production assistant
Cathleen M. Huet .... stand-in
Nina Kawasaki .... assistant: Mr. Pyun
Hunter Lambeth .... intern
Blaise Loong .... consultant: sword and martial arts
Merry Lowry-Donner .... script supervisor
Beth Marks Nelson .... production coordinator: L.A.
Susan Muir .... production accountant
Brian S. Owen .... production assistant
Don Michael Paul .... additional writer: second assistant sound editor
Robert Pentz .... weight trainer
Linda Pickett .... craft service
Greg Pugh .... production assistant
Michel Qissi .... fight trainer: Mr. Van Damme
Cindy Rosenthal .... assistant: Mr. Pyun
Ernest Shadday .... production assistant
Eric Sternlicht .... fitness consultant
Rodney Straub .... production assistant
Joe Straw .... production accountant: second assistant sound editor
Joseph Vittorie .... supervising production coordinator (as Joseph N. Vittori Jr.)
Joyce Wagner .... unit publicist (as Joyce A. Wagner)
John Achorn .... adr voice group (uncredited)
Rik Converse .... production assistant (uncredited)
Michael Grasso .... edged weapon advisor (uncredited)
Steve Beuth .... special thanks
Lindy Blythe .... special thanks
Andree Gibbs .... special thanks
Chester Kaczenski .... special thanks
Don Michaelson .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Masters of the Universe 2" - USA (TV title)
"Masters of the Universe 2: Cyborg" - USA (TV title)
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86 min
Color (TVC)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:16 | Australia:R | Brazil:14 | Canada:R (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:18+ (Quebec) (original rating) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) (re-rating) (2007) | Chile:18 | Denmark:15 | Finland:K-18 (2001) (uncut) | Finland:K-18 (1990) (cut) | Finland:(Banned) (1989) | France:12 | Germany:16 (heavily cut) | Germany:18 (re-rating) (uncut) (2012) | Germany:Not Rated (uncut) (SPIO/JK) (2003) | Hungary:16 | Iceland:16 | Italy:T | Mexico:C | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:18 (video premiere) | Portugal:M/16 | Russia:16+ | South Korea:15 (DVD rating) (2002) | South Korea:12 (theatrical rating) (1989) | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:R (certificate #29487) | West Germany:18 (original rating) (cut)

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 »
Revealing mistakes: Obvious dummy being used when Nady punches the pirate several stories down the shaft.See more »
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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13 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
A Super Cool Action Movie!, 28 September 2010

Prior to this movie's release back in the day, I can still vividly recall the trailer showing up in the mix of many a television advert, and truth to tell, every time I watched the trailer, I just needed to see this film.

As many films of this kind, the theatrical release was severely short lived, that being said, when this movie made it's bow on video, I practically sprinted to my local video store to hire it, now back in 1989 I had just turned eighteen, and I had just developed a fixation for any movie that had anything remotely involving kick boxing or martial arts of any description.

As the years have passed, such a fixation has since passed, but my enjoyment for this movie has never waned, it was at that time my first experience of a JCVD movie as well as movie being directed by the much maligned Albert Pyun.

Having practically watched everything that Messrs Van Damme & Pyun have made throughout their careers since, for me personally, this movie is the pinnacle of both their collective talents, granted Van Damme was just starting out, the only worthwhile film I seen him in since was the very cool 'Wake Of Death' and as for Albert Pyun, his career has really been more hit than miss, and going by his IMDb web page, littered with just a little too much controversy.

That aside, collectively, the whole show on display here rocks, granted the whole premise revolves around redemption and revenge in equal measure, Van Damme's lack of understanding in the English department, Pyun's visual eye more than compensates, plus he really does choreograph a good fight scene.

I read somewhere many years ago, that if Pyun had got his way, his vision of Cyborg would have been that of a black and white rock opera, now as he was at that time under the wing of Messrs Golan & Globus at Cannon Pictures, such a thing was never going to happen, especially as they were experiencing money problems, so a huge sigh of relief for all concerned.

As the years have rolled by, this movie hasn't aged one little bit, and any time I find it lurking in the television schedules, I always recall that first time I watched the trailer, the excitement, the hope that this was going to be something more than just another action movie....

Simply put, back then and to this day, this is a super cool action movie, plus Vince Klyn for all his over the top antics makes one helluva screen villain.


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