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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Lara ...
Austin
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Mary
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Cyborg (as John Ryan)
Joseph Shiloach ...
Akmir
Uri Gavriel ...
Leech
Helen Lesnick ...
Carp (as Hellen Lesnick)
Andrea Litt ...
Arlene
Jack Widerker ...
Dr. Buckley
Kevin Patterson ...
Runner
P.C. Frieberg ...
Old Man
Nicole Berger ...
Hooker
Alon Nashman ...
Scientist (as Allen Nashman)
Jack Adalist ...
Thug
David Milton-Jones ...
Paramedic
Eric Storch ...
Scavenger
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After the nuclear war people are sterile and ruled by the artifical intelligences they created in this violent world. The only woman who was able to give life to a child has to take the child through the dangerous city to the ship to save it. She is followed by an immortal killer robot through all the dangers, and only one guy tries to help her survive and protect her from the killing machine. Written by Peter Gervai <grin@exabit.hu>

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$447,784 (USA)
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The final movie of the infamous movie production duo Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus. See more »

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Right after Mary shoots the cyborg in the eye, under the docks, she drops the gun... and it floats. Guns do not float. See more »

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Austin: Alright, you've got two choices, do you wanna talk?
Thug: What's my other choice, asshole?
Austin: To shut up.
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A decent and imaginative low-budget action flick
3 August 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

While this film seems to be unpopular on this site, it has several redeeming qualities for the crowd that's into B-action movies. The people who think this movie is hilariously awful or the worst movie ever made need to watch more movies, because there are far worse movies out there with far less effort put into them than this one.

Without giving too much away, I feel I should point out a few things I noticed about this film. For one thing, the plot bears a passing resemblance to Terminator, but goes in directions the first two Terminator movies did not. Second, the music is great, and suits this type of movie perfectly. In fact, the music combined with the overall feel of this film reminded me somewhat of some of the older John Carpenter movies (not that it can't be enjoyed on its own merits). Also noteworthy is that the main characters are relatively likable, which can be a rare thing in B-movies such as this.

In addition, I actually found the cyborg in this movie (John Saint Ryan) to be more intimidating and menacing than Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator. This is likely partially aided by his non-Austrian robotic voice, partially by the sheer acting power of John Saint Ryan (seen in his face, which is left unobstructed through most of the movie), and partially by the occasional robotic glow we see behind his human-like eyes (reminiscent of Westworld, for those who have seen it). In addition, this cyborg, unlike most other movie cyborgs, is self-healing. This aspect of the film allows for multiple gory "deaths" of the cyborg, which is great for gore and action fans alike.

So, on the whole, this movie is fun for those who like B-movies, but naturally it has flaws. However, this is far from the worst movie of this quality and genre, and it is certainly more entertaining and stimulating than many others. For those who like watching obscure, interesting, and possibly cheesy action movies, give this one a watch. For those expecting this to be their next favorite film, you might be disappointed.


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