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Steel Frontier (1995)

R  |  Video  |   |  Action, Sci-Fi  |  28 March 1995 (USA)
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Mad Max meets the Man With No Name in this futuristic story of a gunfighter (Joe Lara), who goes after a band of marauders who are terrorizing everyone and killing indiscriminately. As with... See full summary »

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Joe Lara ...
Yuma
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Roy Ackett
Stacie Foster ...
Sarah
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General J.W. Quantrell
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Kinton
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Julies
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Lake
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Chickenboy
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Charlie Bacchas
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Evermore
Joe Hart ...
Greenstreet (as Jacobsen Hart)
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Deacon
Bruce Ed Morrow ...
Preacher
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Ada
Paul G. Volk ...
Lee
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Mad Max meets the Man With No Name in this futuristic story of a gunfighter (Joe Lara), who goes after a band of marauders who are terrorizing everyone and killing indiscriminately. As with the spaghetti westerns, the lone gunman enters into a town where the people have lost the will to fight back and proceeds to kill off the bad guys single-handedly. But once he is out-numbered totally and wounded, some do find the capability to fight back. Chief of those who try to aid him is a widow (Stacie Foster) with a young son. Brion James plays the general in charge of the marauders. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Where the future collides with the past

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Rated R for non-stop action violence, and for language | See all certifications »
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In the final showdown, the "Goods & Needs" store is shown with nothing near the entrance. A few seconds later, a station wagon appears at the curb. See more »

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General J.W. Quantrell: Death riders... I never liked that name. Death rides alone.
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Steel (Steal) Frontier
23 August 2006 | by (michigan) – See all my reviews

As other reviewers have noted, this movie is a cross between (i.e. stolen from) stories we have seen before. Specifically, this looks like Clint Eastwood in High Plains Drifter inserted into Mad Max. Remove Clint's cigar, and replace with a cigarette; remove his horse and give him a high-tech motorcycle, and voilà, an updated drifter. In this movie, the "hero" is even more blatantly a "Savior" than High Plains Drifter. Now our hero has long brown hair, suffers a wound to his left side, and his entry into town is preceded by a plea for "salvation" by the surviving townspeople--a pretty transparent reference to a "Second Coming." I watched the movie on a hot, humid morning. Sleep was impossible and upon arising at 4:30 am, there was nothing else on TV. So the movie served its purpose. While unoriginal, with characters that are almost comic caricatures, the movie is still somewhat entertaining...at least at 4:30 in the morning.


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