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Cyborg 3: The Recycler -- Enter the dark underworld of Cybordellos and Mechano-whores, synthetic Humanoids and ruthless Recyclers who stop at nothing to scavenge Cyborg parts and sell them to the highest bidder.  In this sweeping adventure, biomechanical problems begin to take down Cash, the heroine.


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Troy Bolotnick (written by)
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Release Date:
14 May 1996 (Germany) See more »
The battle between MAN and MACHINE rages on ... See more »
Prepare yourself for the all too deadly future. Cash, the heroine of Cyborg 2, is living safe in the free zone... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Zach Galligan ... Evans

Khrystyne Haje ... Cash

Richard Lynch ... Lewellyn

Andrew Bryniarski ... Jocko

Malcolm McDowell ... Lord Talon

Michael Bailey Smith ... Donovan
Evan Lurie ... El Sid
Bill Quinn ... Hale

Rebecca Ferratti ... Elexia

William Katt ... Decaf
David McSwain ... Ahab (as Dave McSwain)

Margaret Avery ... Doc Edford
Barbara C. Adside ... Cyborg #1 (as Barbara Adside)
Debra Hall ... Cyborg #2

Kato Kaelin ... Beggar

Raye Hollitt ... Finola
Moon Jones ... One Armed Bandit (as Ken Moon Jones)

Melissa Brasselle ... Pleasure Unit #1
Debra K. Beatty ... Pleasure Unit #2 (as Debra Beatty)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Scott Mullin ... Cyborg Warrior (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Schroeder 
Writing credits
Barry Victor (written by) &
Troy Bolotnick (written by)

Straw Weisman  uncredited

Produced by
Gary Jude Burkart .... co-producer (as Gary Burkart)
Alan Mehrez .... producer
Diane Mehrez .... executive producer
Diane Mehrez .... line producer
Steve Rockmael .... co-producer (as Steven Rockmael)
Alexander Tabrizi .... co-producer
Straw Weisman .... associate producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Kim Bullard 
Julian Raymond 
Cinematography by
Phil Parmet 
Film Editing by
Barry Zetlin 
Casting by
Patricia Rose 
Production Design by
George Costello 
Art Direction by
Maria Caso  (as Maria Rebman Caso)
Set Decoration by
Damon Medlen 
Costume Design by
Anett Murray 
Makeup Department
R. Christopher Biggs .... special makeup effects artist
Brad Hardin .... special makeup effects fabricator (1994)
Production Management
Barry Zetlin .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Cole S. McKay .... second unit director
Ian McVey .... first assistant director
Myles Reed .... second second assistant director
Glenn Steelman .... second assistant director
Art Department
Barry Norwood .... carpenter
Barry Schroeder .... construction coordinator
Sound Department
Lisle Engle .... sound effects designer
Matt Green .... sound effects designer
Matt Green .... sound supervisor
Javier M. Hernández .... boom operator
Steve Hollenbeck .... adr mixer
Steve Hollenbeck .... foley mixer
Steve Hollenbeck .... sound re-recording engineer
Jason Johnston .... production sound mixer
Don MacDougall .... sound re-recording mixer
Tyler Moreton .... foley walker
Bill Reinhardt .... sound mixer
Mac Ruth .... boom operator
Peter D. Saphier .... foley walker
Duce Vines .... sound effects designer
Duce Vines .... sound effects supervisor
Special Effects by
John Carl Buechler .... cyborg and special effects makeup creator
Greg Hendrickson .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Gary LoConti .... visual effects producer
Cinda-Lin James .... stunt double
Evan Lurie .... fight coordinator
Cole S. McKay .... stunt coordinator (as Cole McKay)
Michael J. Sarna .... stunts (as Michael John Sarna)
Shana Brooks .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Megan Bryant .... second assistant camera: second unit
Rick Davidson .... Steadicam operator
Phil Parmet .... camera operator
Meila Penn .... still photographer
Eric 'Jetson' Pfoutz .... first assistant camera
Todd Pike .... director of photography: second unit
Jaime Reynoso .... electrician
Dylan Rush .... dolly grip
Joseph M. Setele .... first assistant camera: second unit
Chuck Smith .... gaffer
David Tolsky .... assistant camera: second unit
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Cassandra Conners .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Robert Claridge .... assistant editor (as Rob Claridge)
Jim Williams .... color timer
Sherry Sims .... post-production coordinator (uncredited)
Music Department
Lionel Felix .... music supervisor
Craig Stuart Garfinkle .... composer: additional music
Gary LoConti .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Ronald Stinton .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Bundy Chanock .... set medic
Robert Fair .... dialog/adr editor
Barry Jones .... location manager
Dave Shelton .... researcher
Cheryl Starbuck .... script supervisor
Dennis Sugasawara .... production coordinator
Rande Volpert .... key production assistant

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Also Known As:
"Cyborg 3: Machines Never Sleep" - USA (DVD box title)
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Rated R for non-stop violence, and for some nudity
90 min
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Khrystyne Haje replaced Angelina Jolie as Cash.See more »
Factual errors: When Cash is escaping a fellow cyborg finishes her attackers with what appears to be a grenade-launcher. However, a grenade-launcher needs to be loaded by hand. Despite not having any fingers or anyone assisting him, the cyborg effortlessly shoots the grenade-launcher twice.See more »
[first lines]
Casella 'Cash' Reese:[narration] The golden age had ended, and ended badly. Human kind and Cyborg kind had ceased to be partners. For 200 years they had built us to be their friends, do their bidding, fight their wars, cook their food, and share their beds. But the last of the great corporations was dead and gone. And with its passing began the dark time, when the humans hunted us for our parts, our circuitry, and our souls. And no one was safe.
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Cheap throwaway fodder., 25 May 2009
Author: DigitalRevenantX7 from Australia

Years after the fall of the last of the great corporations, the world has fallen into a new dark age where cyborgs are harvested for their parts. Cash, a female cyborg, travels to a wasteland doctor to receive news that she is pregnant. On the run from Recyclers (bounty hunters who hunt cyborgs), Cash tries to find her way to Cytown, the mythical refuge for cyborgs.

"Cyborg 3: The Recycler" is the third (& last so far) entry in the CYBORG trilogy. The first film was originally planned to be a sequel to MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE, but was quickly rewritten into a standard post-apocalyptic martial-arts fest that became something of a cult classic due to its cheesy action scenes. CYBORG 2: GLASS SHADOW was a sequel that actually improved upon its predecessor but was not widely seen (& was dismissed by those few who saw it as cheap fodder).

This film, for one thing, tries to be a meld of the first two films (the first was a cheesy action film while the second was a smart Cyberpunk story) but unfortunately falls short on both counts. The budget was obviously lower than CYBORG 2, with the film being set in the desert wastelands (like so many post-apocalyptic action films of the 90s were), shot around old industrial buildings to conserve costs.

The film's story centres on a plot device, that of a pregnant cyborg, that is as interesting as it is absurd (this film is not the first to try that idea; the anime OVA series ARMITAGE III uses it to a greater extent). But the film falls into the same trap that so many low-budget sci-fi action films fall victim to, in the fact that the snags (synthetic organisms) featured are nothing more than androids. The visual effects amount to nothing more than prosthetic arms & makeup effects.

The acting is pretty standard for this kind of film, with the lead actress (Khrystyne Haje) being the single worst performer on display. Instead of being joyed at the news she is pregnant, she acts all whiny & sullen. Her co-stars are much better, Malcolm McDowell being the usual gangster type who enlivens the scenes he appears in & Richard Lynch has a lot of fun as the chief villain. Of particular note is Andrew Byniarski, playing Lynch's right hand man, who would later appear in THE Texas CHAINSAW MASSACRE remake & its prequel.

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