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Arena (1989)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Satterfield ...
Steve Armstrong
Hamilton Camp ...
Shorty
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Quinn
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Rogor
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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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Marcus
Diana Rose ...
Space Lady in Nightclub
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Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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

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Horror | Sci-Fi | Sport

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 September 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Arena - Nur einer Überlebt  »

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Trivia

Marc Alaimo(Rogor)played the very first Cardassian character ever seen in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Wounded". His prominent neck inspired make-up artist Michael Westmore to give the Cardassians their familiar neck ridges. See more »

Goofs

During the first fight, Vermin tells the corner man to inject the drug into Horn's right arm. But they inject it into his left arm. 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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Great when I was 10!
8 August 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

When I was 10 I loved this film. It's a bit like Kickboxer meets Star trek meets Rocky. I managed to get a copy a few years back now and watched it again with a few friends.

To say it was weird was an understatement. It's actually rather funny at how bad the acting and effects are. i remember it being really exciting and packed with action. Watching it now I realised it was slow with little action and what action there was was just actually very funny.

To be honest they could do a remake which if done properly could be really good.

If you like sci-fi 'B' movies then this is the one for you.

Good old 80/90's fun!


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