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Battletruck (1982)

Warlords of the 21st Century (original title)
Post World War III futuristic tale of collapsed governments & bankrupt countries heralding a new lawless age.

Director:

Harley Cokeliss (as Harley Cokliss)

Writers:

Michael Abrams (story), Irving Austin (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Beck ... Hunter
Annie McEnroe ... Corlie
James Wainwright ... Straker
Bruno Lawrence ... Willie
John Bach ... Bone
Randy Powell ... Judd (as Randolph Powell)
John Ratzenberger ... Rusty
Diana Rowan Diana Rowan ... Charlene
Kelly Johnson ... Alvin
Ross Jolly Ross Jolly ... Shotgun
Mark Hadlow ... Orrin
John Banas John Banas ... Reuben
Marshall Napier ... Driver
Peter Rowell Peter Rowell ... Feathers
Timothy Lee Timothy Lee ... Hacker
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Storyline

Post World War III futuristic tale of collapsed governments & bankrupt countries heralding a new lawless age.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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After the oil wars. Out of the rubble of the cities comes ... "BattleTruck" See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

New Zealand

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Battletruck See more »

Filming Locations:

Otago, New Zealand

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Box Office

Budget:

NZD 1,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$3,000,000, 31 December 1982
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The film went ahead in January of 1981 after director 'Harley Cokliss' had hooked up with producer Lloyd Phillips, who would recommend the New Zealand location. See more »

Goofs

When Corlie hops onto the back of the off road motorbike across the plains the skid of the helicopter is visible in the upper right hand side. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Battletruck
Written by Kevin Peek
Performend by Eastern Orbit with New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kevin Peek
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Post Apoc flavoured Kiwis.. mmmmmmm
5 August 2005 | by andy-mccarthySee all my reviews

Loved Battletruck. Awesome movie.. very watchable again and again. Its got a really gritty post apocalyptic feel to it and i think its just as good as Mad Max 1 and 2 and BETTER than Thunderdome. The opening sequence with the radio announcer and the smoke in the picture is great.. so simple.. but very effective.

What i will say in the way of criticism is that there is no need for the filmmakers to pretend this is shot in the states... The American accents from the NZ actors are awful for starters ("Gaaad Daayyum") and then there's the fact that the film obviously does not take place in the US (right hand drive, the NZ mountain ranges) NZ is great.. show it off !


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