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Arena (1989)

PG-13  |   |  Horror, Sci-Fi, Sport  |  18 September 1991 (USA)
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Hamilton Camp ...
Shorty
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Quinn
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Rogor
Shari Shattuck ...
Jade
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Weezil
Brett Porter ...
Wayne
Charles Tabansi ...
Troy
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Horn
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Announcer
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Skull
Grady Clarkson ...
Commissioner Dent
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Doctor
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An intergalactic fighting competition between champions of various worlds has traditionally been won by a species much larger and stronger than humans. Entering the contest, a human finds he has to battle against not just his opponents and his self-doubts, but the corrupt system. Written by Cynan Rees <cynanrees@hotmail.com>

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Tonight. Championship Grudge Match. Man Vs. Monster. See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi | Sport

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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18 September 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Arena - Nur einer Überlebt  »

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Trivia

Armin Shimerman (Weasel) played Quark on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. See more »

Goofs

During all the fights in the arena, many of the spectators in the crowd are just painted cutouts with clothes draped over them. See more »

Quotes

Space Comic: Oh, I could stay all night, folks, but I gotta go. A hand for the boys in the band, and remember, I hate your guts!
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Connections

Spoofed in Mutantit (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Living in the Galaxy
Music and Lyrics by Paolo Rustichelli
Performed by Shari Shattuck
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A cool Alien Scifi Flick which you can watch without too much thought
8 February 2003 | by (london) – See all my reviews

Although it is probably ten years since I last saw this film I do have it in my loft along with hundreds of other films I bought from my local video rental shop. I found it very entertaining and yes although not the most serious film ever made you had to take it as was. Simply an action scifi made for a young teen audience. For a limited budget film I thought the creature effects and set design were pretty good and the acting was by far not the worst I have seen. So for me at a time when I was a 17 / 18 year old wanting to get into the effects business it touched a cord with me along with other scifi flicks and I am now working in the film industry and have been doing so for the past 5 years


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