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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)
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Akmir
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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 »

Quotes

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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Referenced in State of Play: Episode #1.4 (2003) See more »

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Much better than I expected
8 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I paid a buck for a used VHS of this title and really only picked it up because I wanted to buy something at this thrift store and there wasn't much else to pick from. I actually sorta dreaded putting it into the machine but what the heck, I went for it. I was surprised that I actually enjoyed it as much as I did. The production values were surprisingly good and the pacing of the film was about perfect for this type of movie. The three leading roles were fairly well cast in my opinion. The female lead had the minimum required acting chops but she was pretty cute just the same. She looked eerily like Kirsten Powers from Fox news...really!

The plot was nothing all that original, basically it was a Terminator redo...but hey Terminator was good so maybe that's not such a terrible thing. There was a TON of action in this movie (and its a long movie) Its all pretty well staged too. Lots of climbing, falling, shooting, punching, running, hacking, etc. This flick probably falls into the B- movie category but its a good one for what it is. There are even some nice touches like the Mummy people and a live fetus carried around in a test tube by the heroine. There are some rather cheesy stuff here and there...like when the bad Cyborg attacks a lab and wastes about 40 people despite the fact all of them were heavily armed. (He got hit one time) It was kinda like the good guys were yelling out "Hey I'm over here, shoot me please!" I guess I'm saying that scene could have used a tad less action and a bit more realism. Overall though, most everything made sense. I also think that a really good actress could have done something with the female lead role. Oh well.

This movie was well directed though, very well directed. The man took some rather standard chase and fight stuff and managed to created some real tension several times in the movie. Even though you knew what was coming I found myself squirming a bit. The editing and lighting were much better than I would have expected also. Decent sets too.

To summarize...a futuristic Terminator style B flick that delivers...especially the last 40 minutes or so. I enjoyed myself and what more can you realistically expect from a movie...my score..6.5 A could way to waste a couple hours of your life fer shure!


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