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The Final Sacrifice (1990)

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Fleeing from the cult that murdered his father, a teen is aided in his quest to find the lost city of the fabled Ziox by a secretive drifter.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Christian Malcolm ...
Bruce J. Mitchell ...
Shane Marceau ...
Ron Anderson ...
Bharbara Egan ...
Aunt Betty
Randy Vasseur ...
Bryan C. Knight ...
Gas Attendant (as Bryan Knight)
Catherine O'Connel ...
Operator #1
Felice Wills ...
Radio Announcer
John Soldan ...
Aus Greidanus ...
Frank Paynter ...
Dean Hinche ...
Cris Wiseman ...
Paul McKay ...


Ruled by the evil Satoris, an ancient cult of Canadian wrestlers, the Ziox, are bent on world domination. Instrumental to their plan is a map to the ancient Ziox cult idol, recently discovered by a young boy, Troy. When the Ziox invade his home to recover the map, he flees and ends up in the bed of a passing pickup truck, driven by Rowsdower. Rowsdower and Troy become friends, and together search for the lost idol before the Ziox can claim it and take over the world. Written by Leo L. Schwab <>

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A lost city... A cult of unholy warriors... And a boy's quest for the secret of his father's death. See more »



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Star Christian Malcolm, a student at Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, co-wrote the screenplay with director Tjardus Greidanus and co-star Bruce J. Mitchell. Malcolm and Mitchell were uncredited screenwriters. See more »


Right after Troy jumps into the back of the pickup truck to escape the masked men, the truck driver (who shouldn't know he's involved in a chase) runs a STOP sign. See more »


Aunt Betty: You found that - Troy, you had no business there.
Troy McGreggor: My father is my business.
Aunt Betty: Oh Troy, I'm sorry. I only want you to forget him, to carry on with your own life.
Troy McGreggor: Am I like him?
Aunt Betty: Yes. You're very much like him.
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This movie sums up Quebec's argument for refusing to adopt English...
25 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This infamous movie will forever hold a place in my heart. It follows the tragic story of a young boy, apparently spawned from the loins of a young Dan Dierdorf and a Ferengi, trying to find his way to treasure in a world of masked sadists, beer-stinking mullets and too-tight red sweaters. Pursued by the all-too-easy-to-kill Satoris, our adolescent protagonist, Troy, must fight through all sorts of challenges placed in his way. From broken down trucks to acid wash jeans, Troy overcomes. His hero sidekick (are you ready for this?), Zap Rowsdower...hang on, I need a the hops and barely fueled muscle in Troy's fight against evil. Zap Rowsdower is the cinematic equivalent of George W. Bush. He reminds us that truly ANYONE can be a hero. Even beer swilling morons. Finally, the 'bad guy', Satoris, is apparently evil because he has a big face, wears a black trench coat, has a deep voice and waves a cane around in the woods. Sure, whatever you say, Canada.

The plot to this movie isn't really important. You'll probably find it in the same place the Ziox buried their lost city. The real fun behind this Great Northern catastrophe is the characters. From Yosemetie Sam to Zap himself, this movie is completely engrossing. I felt pulled into their lives. And it smelled a lot like back bacon.

Now I know that most everyone has seen this movie only because of the comedy genius of MST3K, or Mistie to the loyal masses. However, I sincerely believe that this film can be enjoyed without the commentary by anyone with a sense of humor. You cannot last this entire film, in its unbridled, unmistied glory without busting a gut.

As an MST, this film is in my top 5 (I am a huge MST fan), but it is one of the few that is easy to watch even without our be-silhouetted trio. From mullets and beer cans to Troy's horribly frightening visage, this film will take you on a journey through the north. You will fight men who wear tank tops in the snow, the ancient traps of the Ziox, a large man with a stick and your own gag reflex. This movie comes highly recommended without MST. With MST, it is simply a must see for anyone who loves to laugh so hard you need to wear adult diapers.

2/10 for the movie, but a hefty 9/10 for the masochists who love MST! ~Aaron

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