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Terminal City Ricochet (1990)

 |  Comedy, Sci-Fi  |  11 May 1990 (Canada)
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Ross Glimore
Germain Houde ...
Ace the 'Savior'
Jello Biafra ...
Bruce Coddle
Mark Bennett ...
Alex Stevens
Lisa Brown ...
Beatrice
Gene Kiniski ...
Commander Crutcher
Joe Keithley ...
Officer Friendly
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Jim Glimore (as Gabriel Khouth)
Valeda Hett ...
Betty Stevens
Shawn Macdonald ...
Chip Ferguson
Douglas Newell ...
O'Boyle
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Skivver
Joni Mar ...
Tindy
Wendi Pope ...
Doctor's Asst.
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Lupo the Butcher
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Welcome to Terminal City, a decaying world where the citizens wallow amidst a mind-boggling profusion of discarded consumer goods; a ruthless world where television is exploited to its fullest to sell yet more needless junk to eager consumers; a bewildering land where the unreal is real and the real, unreal. Alex Stevens is hurled into this bedlam where he finds himself pitted against the maniacal Ross Gilmore, Mayor of Terminal City, and the evil Bruce Coddle, agent of Gilmore's Social Peace Enforcement Unit. Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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Bruce Coddle: You're already dead, Alex. It says so on t.v. All we need now are pictures of the corpses.
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War Party
By Art Bergmann
(Art Bergmann (as Bergmann))
Art Publishing House (PROCAN) 1989
Courtesy of Duke St. Records Ltd.
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Punkrock scifi
31 July 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

One of those movies where you are bound to ask yourself who the hell funded it. Antisystem punk-rock scifi with a non-schematic plot and anti-consumerist, anti-media message... Who the hell forked the money for this quirky piece of great trash? That said the movie is very close to brilliant at times and as a satire is miles better than movies such as Running Man or The Truman Show (or even Repo Man for that matter). Some of the observations served on the platter in the form of a joke or sketch are simply perversely brutally true.

The acting (and accents) can sometimes really turn you off and part of the movie watches like a typical trashy 80ies flick. The pacing is way off, but that doesn't really matter since the tidbits of social commentary here and there make up for the dragging story. What is the story? A corrupt evil mayor and entrepreneur Ross Glimore is on the verge of being reelected for office. With the sky literally falling on top of peoples heads to assure the vote goes his way he needs to find a gimmick to garner support. The solution: Using total control of media he transmutes the public image of a punk-rock loving paperboy into public enemy number one - a rock terrorist intent on murder and mayhem. As mayor he promises to deal with the threat of rock terrorism!


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