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The Ultimate Warrior (1975)

R | | Action, Sci-Fi | June 1976 (USA)
Virus holocaust is not the only plague that threatens our future. New York City, 2012 A.D. In a plague devastated world, one tired man finds a reason to fight.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yul Brynner ... Carson
Max von Sydow ... Baron
Joanna Miles ... Melinda
William Smith ... Carrot
Richard Kelton ... Cal
Stephen McHattie ... Robert
Darrell Zwerling ... Silas
Lane Bradbury Lane Bradbury ... Barrie
Nate Esformes ... Garon
Mel Novak ... Lippert
Mickey Caruso Mickey Caruso ... B. Harkness
Gary Johnson Gary Johnson ... L. Harkness
Susan Keener Susan Keener ... Angry Woman
Stevie Myers Stevie Myers ... Ice House Woman
Fred Slyter Fred Slyter ... Store Room Clerk
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Storyline

Only a few people still live in New York City in 2012. They are organized in gangs with their own turfs. One of them is led by Baron, another one by Carrot, and they are constantly at war with each other. Baron's gang is more peaceful and have developed seeds that can germinate despite the virus plague. The lone ranger Carson is hired by Bishop for protection. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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gang | seed | new york city | future | turf | See All (43) »

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A Film of the Future

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Action | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Baron See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)
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Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

'Max Von Sydow', who plays Joanna Miles' father in the film, is only eleven years older than her in reality. See more »

Quotes

Carrot: We will both go to hell, you and me!
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Referenced in Hannibal (2001) See more »

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Anachronism alert: the Twin Towers remain standing in the year 2012 A.D.
10 June 2004 | by lemon993See all my reviews

Hiring a warrior to protect your leaky compound after a worldwide plague can be an iffy proposition. Having to fight off a menacing gang lead by a man named Carrot is also a dangerous endeavor. Yul Brynner is ably cast as "The Ultimate Warrior." He wields a knife with the precision of a rabbi. The film's final reel will confirm this. And Max von Sydow is always fun to watch as he wrestles with the dialog and the ultimate fate of the barricaded parish. I admire the fellow who tends the garden on the roof. A movie like this needs a ray of hope cracking through the grim reality taking place. Stephen McHattie, who played James Dean in the break out role that didn't pan out, has the thankless role of a father who is desperate to feed his family. The film's climax takes place in the city's subway tunnels and is honestly brutal in its resolution. Bravo to the director for his use of still photos at the end. He releases the frame briefly for a burst of light--and coastal bliss. Lastly, my "summary" can be rendered mute if the towers are rebuilt before the date established by the makers of the film. Lets go!


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