MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 6,711 this week

Lunarcop (1995)

 -  Action | Drama | Sci-Fi  -  1 April 1995 (Japan)
3.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 3.8/10 from 301 users  
Reviews: 8 user | 6 critic

A cop from the moon is sent to the Earth, now possessed by motorcycle-riding "Mad Max"-like inhabitants, to stop a serum from being released that he believes is going to destroy the Earth...

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 502 titles
created 26 Mar 2011
 
a list of 2008 titles
created 24 Jun 2012
 
a list of 330 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 3306 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Lunarcop" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Lunarcop (1995)

Lunarcop (1995) on IMDb 3.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Lunarcop.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A young Marine is kidnapped by terrorists in Lebanon. His twin brother, frustrated at his inability to get any kind of information from the government about his brother's plight, travels to... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Cornwell
Stars: Michael Paré, Shaul Mizrahi, Uri Mauda
Space Fury (Video 1999)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.4/10 X  
Director: Eli Necakov
Stars: Michael Paré, Lisa Bingley, Tony Curtis Blondell
Into the Sun (1992)
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Pilot Paul Watkins is stationed in the Mediterranean area to fly patrol and to protect the air space from the expansion tendencies of an Arabian country. But then he's withdrawn from the ... See full summary »

Director: Fritz Kiersch
Stars: Anthony Michael Hall, Michael Paré, Deborah Moore
Coyote Run (1996)
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

A drink-soaked Vietnam veteran still bears the emotional scars of that terrible conflict. However, when a rogue mobster on the run with $15 million crosses his path, he sees his chance to ... See full summary »

Director: Shimon Dotan
Stars: Michael Paré, Macha Grenon, Peter Greene
Never Say Die (1994)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

The peaceful existence of boat repairman Blake (Frank Zagarino) is destroyed when the Reverend James (Billy Drago) shows up with his disciples. Back in the days when Blake had been a member... See full summary »

Director: Yossi Wein
Stars: Frank Zagarino, Billy Drago, Jenny McShane
Orion's Key (1996)
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.7/10 X  

After two archaeologists discover an ancient alien artifact in Africa, they must run for their lifes from both the unstoppable guardian and protector that awakens as a result, and their ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Roper
Stars: Frank Zagarino, Todd Jensen, Jennifer MacDonald
Red Serpent (2003)
Adventure | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.5/10 X  
Director: Gino Tanasescu
Stars: Michael Paré, Roy Scheider, Oleg Taktarov
Sunset Heat (1992)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Eric is a photographer who lives back East. He is invited by his friend Danny to visit him in California. Before meeting Eric, Danny steals a million dollars from Carl, a drug dealer, who ... See full summary »

Director: John Nicolella
Stars: Michael Paré, Adam Ant, Dennis Hopper
Cyborg Cop (1993)
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

Ex DEA agent Jack receives an emergency message from his brother Phillip, whose team was ambushed on the Caribbean island of St. Keith. Jack goes to St. Keith to find his brother, who has ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Firstenberg
Stars: David Bradley, John Rhys-Davies, Todd Jensen
Blood Run (TV Movie 1994)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

Thriller about a workaholic cop who begins to suspect that his new lover may also be a serial killer.

Director: Boaz Davidson
Stars: David Bradley, Anna Levine, Ashley Laurence
Phoenix I (1995)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

A group of elite space marines are sent to a mining colony in order to eliminate an android rebellion.

Director: Troy Cook
Stars: Stephen Nichols, Brad Dourif, Billy Drago
Dragonfight (1990)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

In the future, large corporations earn millions of dollars by staging gladiatorial fights to the death that are shown on worldwide television. One day, however, a fighter who is scheduled ... See full summary »

Director: Warren A. Stevens
Stars: Robert Z'Dar, Paul Coufos, Michael Paré
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Joe Brody
...
Kay
...
Thora
Robin Smith ...
Stopper
Gavin Van Der Berg ...
Lane
Wilson Dunster ...
Pent
Ron Smerczak ...
Aragon
David Sherwood ...
Janeway
...
Milo
David Clatworthy ...
Zak
Ian Yale ...
Lester
...
Miranda
Annabel Linder ...
Blacksmith Woman
Molemo Maarohanye ...
Randy
Kim Windo ...
Xena
Edit

Storyline

A cop from the moon is sent to the Earth, now possessed by motorcycle-riding "Mad Max"-like inhabitants, to stop a serum from being released that he believes is going to destroy the Earth... Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Two Worlds About To Collide And Only One Man Can Save Them.

Genres:

Action | Drama | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong action violence and some language | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 April 1995 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Solar Force  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Billy Drago injured himself while filming the fight between him and Michael Pare. See more »

Quotes

Joe Brody: Hey, get off, and don't play with a man's bike without asking first.
Randy: I wasn't really playing. I was just...
Joe Brody: Yeah, right.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Nothing of any artistic merit ensues.

So let me get this straight, 27 years ago the Ozone layer just disappeared and the Earth became some sort of desert? And there were some people who were lucky enough to escape to the fertile lands of the moon? Sounds great!

This is a movie that tries really hard to be better than it is. One of Michael's relatives (Terrence Paré, probably his brother) wrote the script, and he tried to get clever and throw in a twist or two. Unfortunately, he also threw in a plot hole or fifty.

So there are terrorists on the moon who want to destroy the earth? How exactly are they smuggling the serum from the moon to the Earth? Why are motorcycle gangs harassing the other survivors on Earth? If this has been going on for 27 years, then why haven't the motorcycle gangs completely taken over what's left of Earth? How is everybody still surviving and finding food and water if the Ozone is gone? I'm getting a headache.

I know what you're thinking: "Hey Johnny, isn't any movie co-starring Billy Drago a sure winner?" Good question, and I'd have thought the same thing, but even the acting sensation that is BILLY DRAGO couldn't save this flop. This movie is just a mess. Unless you like to watch Billy Drago overacting and leading his motorcycle gang into about 30 minutes worth of slow-motion footage of motorcycles floating in the air.

I did get a pretty good laugh when an evil cyborg was sent to Earth to finish the job that Michael Paré abandoned. The best was when the cyborg somehow buried himself and his motorcycle under the ground, and then flew out and started chasing Paré. That doesn't make sense to you? Welp, imagine watching similar scenarios for an hour and a half.

To make matters worse, the movie tried to reach some sort of emotional level by having Paré's character fall in love. I have to admit, I cried when Paré found out that his love interest (some "actress" you've never heard of) was a cyborg and had to be terminated. However, I didn't exactly cry because of the emotional pull of that scene, no, I cried because at that moment it occurred to me that an hour and a half of my life had just vanished before my very eyes and there was NOTHING I could do to get it back. It's really amazing how an hour and a half Michael Paré movie ALWAYS seems like it's at least 3 hours long. Didn't matter to Stephanie, she slept through the whole thing. Must've been nice.

THE GIST:

It would've taken a SOLAR FORCE to keep my food down while sitting through this tripe. Ba dum dum psh! Thank you, thank you. This is a bad movie, and it fails to even reach "so bad it's good" territory. Sure, there are some things in the movie that are so ridiculous that you can't help but laugh at them, but overall I promise you there are much better ways to spend your money and your time. You have been warned; I now wash my hands of the movie.


3 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Lunarcop (1995) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?