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2020 Texas Gladiators (1982)

Anno 2020 - I gladiatori del futuro (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Sci-Fi | 1982 (Italy)
In a post-apocalyptic Texas, a band of warriors fight against a fascist regime that is trying to take control of all surviving population.

Directors:

Joe D'Amato (as Kevin Mancuso), George Eastman (uncredited)

Writers:

George Eastman (as Alex Carver), Aldo Florio
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Al Cliver ... Nisus
Harrison Muller Harrison Muller ... Jab
Daniel Stephen ... Catch Dog
Peter Hooten ... Halakron
Hal Yamanouchi ... Red Wolfe (as Al Yamanouchi)
Sabrina Siani ... Maida
Isabella Rocchietta Isabella Rocchietta ... Kezia
Geretta Geretta ... (as Janna Ryann)
Donald O'Brien ... Black One (as Donal O'Brien)
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Storyline

Dopo una guerra atomica il caos è piombato sulla terra e la legge della jungla ha preso il sopravvento. Nisus e Maida si incontrano quando il gruppo di cui fa parte Nisus, che si è dedicato a riportare la giustizia, la salva. I due decidono di andare verso sud dove finalmente si sta cercando di ricostruire in pace. Ma, dopo qualche anno, dopo la nascita della figlia Kezia, il posto viene attaccato. Sembra destino che non debbano mai trovare la pace. Written by Baldinotto da Pistoia

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rape | murder | 2020s | nun | post nuclear | See All (44) »

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When earth becomes an arena... murder becomes a way of life.

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Action | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

1982 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

2020 Texas Gladiators See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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The ax originally cleaved Donald O'Brien's head, not his chest. However, Joe d'Amato and some others then thought that it was too rough and looked too realistic, and so they re-filmed the scene. A still from the original scene has survived. See more »

Quotes

Maida: The man who kills a killer is a killer.
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Alternate Versions

German version is cut for violence/gore to secure a "Not under 18" rating. See more »

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Featured in Joe D'Amato Totally Uncut: The Horror Experience (2001) See more »

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Better than most PA flicks
14 July 2015 | by MeanYOB64See all my reviews

I find it very interesting that the at times Mega-Sleaze merchant like Aristide Massaccesi can knuckle down and make a pretty good action PA movie delivering tense atmosphere, well choreographed shoot-outs and some real forward-thinking between character relationships but all the while also keeping the sickening depravity (mostly) off the screen. For these reasons, if say you love Jesus Franco's latter movies that just seem to degenerate into pawn then you probably won't like 2020 Texas Gladiators that much. One of the interesting things about the movie is when one central character gets killed off and then the focus changes to another character then suddenly the situations tend to take on progressive changes in perspective, if that made any sense. The budget of the movie is obviously low, but the resourceful effects like the animated electricity on the futuristic riot-shields brandished by the enemy soldiers sometimes let you forget the shield frames are cardboard on close inspection. Because there are not many faces attached to the actors here at IMDb I forget the character name of the enemy boss, he was kind of a neo-Nazi type, not the best actor but he looks creepy and was funny at times. In conclusion, I liked this a lot more than any Mad Max film, it is definitely way better than Fury Road, so it is well worth seeking out.


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