In a post-apocalyptic New York City, a policeman infiltrates the Bronx, which has become a battleground for several murderous street gangs.

Director:

Enzo G. Castellari

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Dardano Sacchetti (story), Dardano Sacchetti (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Vic Morrow ... Hammer
Christopher Connelly ... Hot Dog
Fred Williamson ... The Ogre
Mark Gregory ... Trash
Stefania Girolami Goodwin ... Ann (as Stefania Girolami)
Ennio Girolami ... Samuel Fisher (as Enio Girolami)
George Eastman ... Golan
Joshua Sinclair ... Ice (as John Sinclair)
Betty Dessy ... Witch
Rocco Lerro Rocco Lerro ... Hawk
Massimo Vanni ... Blade
Angelo Ragusa ... Leech
Enzo G. Castellari ... Vice-President (as Enzo Girolami)
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In a post-apocalyptic New York City, a policeman infiltrates the Bronx Warriors, which has become a battleground for several murderous street gangs. It's the dead of night, and nobody at all is on the street. On the other side of the bridge, a Manhattan runaway, girl named Young Ann is attacked by a gang of street hockey players! These guys are on roller skates, dressed in fiberglass safety gear, and are wielding hockey sticks as weapons. They chase Young Ann into a dead end and surround her, but then they are themselves surrounded by a much tougher-looking gang who at least have the self-respect to ride motorcycles. In the middle of this chaos, gang leader Trash steps in to take care of her. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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A Heavy Metal Journey Into An Urban Hell Where Everything Has Gone Wrong! See more »


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The film is set in 1990. See more »

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When Trash shoots the bounty hunter with the grappling hook, he shoots it at his stomach. After he ties it to the bike and drives off dragging the bounty hunter, the hook is now in his back. See more »

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Samuel Fisher: [to Hammer] Now listen to me, you bastard! We didn't invest a million dollars in you just so you'd get the privilege of wearing a uniform.
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Alternate Versions

The British and American releases differ greatly. The American Best Film & Video release is missing the opening speech where Fisher decides what to do about Anne and the fight with the camp, tap-dancing gang, scenes that are in the British release. However it gains 3 scenes on the British version:
  • A longer scene of the Riders discovering the body of Chris by the pier.
  • After Sandy and Speedy's cremation all the Riders take a handful of cremated ash and throw it into the river in a ritual.
  • A conversation between Anne and Trash on the beach, just before she is kidnapped by the Zombies, where she says she wants to leave because she feels responsible for all the deaths that have happened and Trash makes a speech about how "death is part of life, we live with it and it's scent gets on our skin". (This also makes Anne's dying words to Trash make a lot more sense at the film's close).
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Referenced in Visionado obligado: Primer (2012) See more »

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Fred Williamson - King Of The Bronx

Enzo G. Castellari's "1990: Guerrieri Del Bronx" aka. "1990: The Bronx Warriors" is a trashy end time action flick that was mainly produced to cash in on the success of two prior post-apocalyptic cult flicks, Walter Hill's "The Warriors" of 1979 John Carpenter's "Escape From New York" of 1981. I have utmost respect for director Castellari for movies such as the great late Spaghetti Western "Keoma" with Franco Nero in the lead, but it "Bronx Warriors" is certainly not one of the highlights of his career. Although "The Bronx Warriors" is overall a silly film that lacks in many departments, it has some qualities and is fun to watch if you're a fan of apocalyptic 80s trash. The exploitation factor makes it worthwhile, although it could have been higher, since there's no nudity, and not nearly as much violence as i hoped for.

In the future (the year 1990) The Bronx is entirely in the hand of criminal gangs. The fight against crime has become so hopeless that the state has decided to keep out of the Bronx and declared this territory no man's land and people have to kill in order to stay alive in this godforsaken place ruled by hostile gangs. One of these gangs, a biker gang called the 'Raiders' are lead by a young guy called Trash (Mark Gregory), who falls in love with Ann (Stefania Girolami Goodwin, daughter of director Castellari) a girl who has fled to the Bronx from Manhattan...

The main reason to watch "Bronx Warriors" is the great blaxploitation star and badass Fred Williamson, who is once again the epitome of coolness as 'The Ogre', the self-proclaimed King of the Bronx. Another cool role is that of Vic Morrow, who plays a professional gun called Hammer. Other than Willamson and Morrow, and Victor Conelly, who has a smaller role, the performances are pretty forgettable, especially Mark Gregory is rather terrible in the role of Trash. I also found it quite questionable, why the huge, badass bikers with their tattoos and full beards would accept baby faced Trash, who looks like he's 15 years old as their leader. Some (unintentionally?) hilarious aspects of this film are the ridiculous-looking rival gangs, like "The Zombies", a gang whose members come on roller skates and armed with hockey sticks, another gang who look like Neanderthals, and another 'fearsome' gang of rouged guys who look like ballet dancing drag-queens.

The great Fred Williamson is responsible for almost all the cool moments in this film, which is otherwise quite forgettable. Nevertheless, the exploitation and trash factor make "Bronx Warriors" worthwhile if you're a fan of this kind of trashy end-time cinema. Don't set your expectations too high, and you might have an entertaining time, if only due to Williamson and several bloody fights. Mildly recommended to lovers of trashy 80s stuff.


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian | English

Release Date:

22 April 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

1990: The Bronx Warriors See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy See more »

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| (uncut) | (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Telecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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