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Neon City (1991)

R  |   |  Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi  |  1 February 1992 (Japan)
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"Mad Max" clone set in the not-too-distant future about a group of people trying to escape to a safe haven called Neon City after a solar disaster that has decimated the Earth.

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Harry M. Stark
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Reno
Lyle Alzado ...
Bulk
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Sandy Randall
Nick Klar ...
Dr. Tom
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Twink Talaman
Arsenio 'Sonny' Trinidad ...
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Dickie Devine
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Captain Raymond
Jesse Bennett ...
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Curley Green ...
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Jeffrey Olson ...
Doctor at Jericho
Anthony Leger ...
Gary
John Perryman ...
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Donna Todd ...
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In the year 2053, the earth has been devastated by a military experiment gone awry. The ozone layer is gone, radioactive clouds drift across the plains, and unpredictable, intense bursts of ultra-violet sunlight (called "brights") incinerate anyone caught outside. In these conditions, a group of travelers are trying to get from the frontier town of Jericho to the paradise safe haven of Neon City: A doctor named Tom, an old man with a mysterious past, a prostitute, a spoiled rich girl, an untalented comedian, and a bounty hunter named Stark with his valuable prisoner Reno. They board an armored truck converted into a passenger transport driven by an ex-convict named Bulk. Along they way, the travelers deal with passing though radioactive Xander clouds, 150F degrees of "brights", unstable paved roads, and nomadic motorcycle riders who kill anyone venturing though their territory. During the journey, few, if any, of the passengers turn out to be what they initially appear. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Take a deep breath, it may be your last. Welcome to the year 2053.


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Wannabe morality tale
12 March 2004 | by (Lincoln, Texas) – See all my reviews

As previously stated, this flick doesn't stand out for good or for ill, it has a few shining moments, but for the most part it seems to be one long star trek reject script about how screwing around with the atmosphere (particularly ozone) will have dire consequences. Possibly considered a potential star vehicle for "Vanity" (remember her?). Has some of the strangest dialogue I've ever heard: "I was in private school in Sweden. We lived underground in caves. They eat chocolate & they're bloated & they never see sunlight & they're pasty pale..."

I can't imagine this *EVER* went to theatres; it must have been direct to video; it's too sickly even for made for cable!


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