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Robot Wars (1993)

PG  |   |  Action, Sci-Fi  |  28 April 1993 (USA)
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In the year 2041, the rebel Centros are a plague to the survivors of the great toxic gas scare of 1993. A renegade Megarobot pilot and an archaeologist must team up (despite personal ... See full summary »

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Drake
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Leda
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Stumpy
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Annie
Danny Kamekona ...
Wa-Lee
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Chou-Sing
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Lt. Plunkett
Peter Haskell ...
Rooney
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Lt. Pritchard
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Boles
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Centro Leader
Juan García ...
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Keith S. Payson ...
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Passenger 1
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In the year 2041, the rebel Centros are a plague to the survivors of the great toxic gas scare of 1993. A renegade Megarobot pilot and an archaeologist must team up (despite personal differences, a reluctant romance, and official pressure to cease and desist) to thwart the Centro's attempts to resurrect a hidden Megarobot, with which they can challenge the prevailing order. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Robot Jox 2: Robot Wars  »

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Trivia

Bumped from March 1993 release date. See more »

Goofs

Following the gun battle after crashing in the wastelands, Stumpy finds a canteen on one of the dead hostiles. He picks it up, smells it, and says "tequila" as he hands it to Drake. Drake refuses it and throws the canteen away which obviously has no fluid in it by the way it moves, the lack of spillage, and that it makes a distinctive "hollow sound" when it lands. See more »

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Wa-Lee: Peekaboo, I kill you!
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Featured in Shrunken Heads (1994) See more »

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STUDIO CITY SHUFFLE
Composed and Performed by Jay Leslie, ASCAP
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A Passable Giant Robot Flick
5 June 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

There's nothing quite like watching giant robots doing battle over a desert wasteland, and Robot Wars does deliver. Sure, the acting is lousy, the dialogue is sub-par, and the characters are one-dimensional, but it has giant robots! The special effects themselves are actually quite good for the period. They are certainly not as polished as today's standards, but it contains a minimum of computer graphics and instead uses miniatures, so it has aged fairly well. Its shortcomings are easily overlooked given the films short runtime, and it does have a certain tongue-in-cheek humour in parts that make it quite enjoyable. I would recommend this to any fan of giant robots or cheesy sci-fi who is looking for a lighthearted hour of distraction.


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