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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 destruction of World War III comes a new kind of hero! 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

Director Harley Cokeliss' son Barney Cokeliss is one of the children listening to the reading of "Cinderella". See more »

Goofs

When Corlie and Hunter are being pursued on the off road dirt bike they are chucking bombs to try and stop them. Corlie chucks a silver bomb by the base of a tree. There is an explosion next to the the silver bomb which survived the blast and the tree falls over. 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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low budget;richly entertaining
21 November 2012 | by kenny-mccullahSee all my reviews

Now i remember seeing this film on late night television for the first time when i was around ten years old. I remember loving it then, mainly for the action and thinking the main character of Hunter was cool (he rode a kick-a** motorcycle). As i grew older i always remembered this movie and tried tracking a copy down to no avail. I always. Remembered the sweet title ; "warlords of the 21st century. Well to my surprise and great delight i found this title under a different title of "Battletruck". I had to pick it up! Now i've read plenty of reviews who put this movie down. I honestly don't know what else they would want or expect from a low budget action/sci-fi film. I've seen multi million dollar Hollywood films that were not as entertaining as this film. Its a highly entertaining good versus evil film, and it was just as magical and great as i remembered from my childhood. This is simply one mans opinion, I'm a huge nerd for independent films. All i can say is that if you too like me are a sap for low budget independent cinema you cannot go wrong with "Warlords of the 21st Century (aka Battletruck)". Check it out, hope you enjoy!


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