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Tank Girl (1995)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi  |  31 March 1995 (USA)
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Based on the British cult comic-strip, our tank-riding anti-heroine fights a mega-corporation, which controls the world's water supply.

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Tank Girl (Rebecca) and her friends are the only remaining citizens living in the wasteland that is Earth, where all the remaining water is controlled by Water and Power, the mega corporation/government that runs the territory. While incarcerated at W + P, Tank Girl and her new friend Jet Girl break out and steal... a tank and a jet. After meeting some mutant kangaroo/humans, and rescuing her little girl (adopted by her friends), the kangaroos and the girls kick Water and Powers' butt. Written by David Flaherty <flaherty@infohouse.com>

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In 2033, justice rides a tank and wears lip gloss

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Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi

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Rated R for violence, language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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31 March 1995 (USA)  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

£430,230 (UK) (14 July 1995)
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Filming started in June of 1994 and was completed on September 21st. On December 9 director's cut of the movie was screened to the test audience and their reaction was positive enough that the studio heads thought that they "have a hit on their hands". By the Christmas of '94 movie had couple more test screenings which had various reactions from audience. Their reaction on songs in the movie was positive but many didn't like big musical number that happens in the middle of the movie which is why it was kept getting cut down more and more after each test screening. MGM studio started to demand some drastic changes to be done to the movie but when their demands weren't done, they took the movie away from director Rachel Talalay on January 6 1995. About week and a half later, movie was being "directed" and re-edited by one of the people involved in marketing, although Talalay was allowed to get some limited approval of the changes that have been made but it was obvious that she really didn't had any control over the final version of the movie. See more »

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About 31 minutes into the film, Tank Girl slides under a stall to talk to Jet Girl. In the close-ups her head is near Jet Girl's feet. In the overhead shots, her head is a few inches from her feet. See more »

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Tank Girl: Listen up, cause I'm only telling you this once. I'm not bedtime story lady, so pay attention. It's 2033. The world is *screwed* now. You see, a while ago this humongous comet came crashing into the earth. Bam, total devastation. End of the world as we know it. No celebrities, no cable TV, no water. It hasn't rained in 11 years. Now 20 people gotta squeeze inside the same bathtub - so it ain't all bad.
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seriously under rated
28 December 2004 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This movie seems to have gotten a bad rep on IMDb. Less than 5/10??? It ain't Shakespeare, but it's better than that.

This movie was unpretentious and fun. You could clearly see that everyone involved in this project was having a good time.

Tank Girl is a campy comic-book splashed up on your screen. The folks who take it too seriously should lighten up. It was well written (as camp) and I really enjoyed all of the characters. It's the ultimate "In your face" movie. The feminist subtext was interesting. I didn't notice it right off, I was too busy enjoying the ride. But if you look at all of the characters, it's the women who are strong, and all of the male characters are either villains or are defective in some way (1/2 human Rippers).

It was (and is) one of my favourite flicks and I can be very critical of badly done movies.


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