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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Danny Kamekona ...
Lt. Plunkett
Peter Haskell ...
Lt. Pritchard
Centro Leader
Juan García ...
Centro Main Man
Keith S. Payson ...
Security Guard
Passenger 1


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 <>

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The final conflict has begun. See more »


Action | Sci-Fi


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28 April 1993 (USA)  »

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Robot Jox 2: Robot Wars  »

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Bumped from March 1993 release date. See more »


The film has been mirrored in some of the docking scenes. When Mega Robot 2 is walking up to the dock at Crystal Vista carrying Leda and Annie the dock is on the left side of the robot. However, the attendant opens the door on the right side of the cabin (Leda and Annie are sitting in the back corner of the cabin). After the passengers exit the camera switches to an outside view and you see the left side of the robot and no docking tower. Later, when Mega Robot 2 arrives with General Wa-Lee you again see the docking tower is on the left side. See more »


Wa-Lee: Peekaboo, I kill you!
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Referenced in Alien Arsenal (1999) See more »


Composed and Performed by Jay Leslie, ASCAP
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Special effects a la eighties in the nineties
19 June 1999 | by (Stockholm,Sweden) – See all my reviews

This barely one hour long movie contains a lot of innovative ideas, such as a gigantic passenger-carrying robotic spider. Creative camera work in the passenger compartment of the spider really conveys a feeling of motion. The music is another pleasant surprise, as these types of films often lack considerably in that area. Considering the budget, which was slim, it should be considered an impressive production on the whole. The dialog is the weak spot, lacking the humour of its predecessor Robot Jox. Most of the acting is somewhat lame, partly due to the lack of dramatic build-ups. (Actually, creating drama seems to be a problem in general for the imaginative director Albert Band). The special effects are good, but in the spirit of the eighties. I think David Allen, who made them, is a genius, able to create satisfactory effects from virtually no budget. Anyway, this film is well worth a look for true sci-fi freaks. Only.

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