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Rome 2033 - The Fighter Centurions (1984)

I guerrieri dell'anno 2072 (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 28 January 1984 (Italy)
In 2072 Rome, Italy, the ruthless CEO of a TV network plots to stage a modern series of gladiator games for ratings while one 'contenstant' learns of a conspiracy behind the true nature of the results.

Director:

Lucio Fulci

Writers:

Elisa Briganti (screenplay), Elisa Briganti (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Jared Martin ... Drake
Fred Williamson ... Abdul
Howard Ross Howard Ross ... Raven
Eleonora Brigliadori Eleonora Brigliadori ... Sarah (as Eleonor Gold)
Cosimo Cinieri ... Professor Towman
Claudio Cassinelli ... Cortez
Valeria Cavalli ... Susan (as Valerie Jones)
Donald O'Brien ... Monk (as Donal O'Brian)
Penny Brown ... Sybil
Al Cliver ... Kirk
Mario Novelli ... Tango (as Tony Sanders)
Hal Yamanouchi ... Akira (as Haruiko Yamanouchi)
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Storyline

In the future, two television networks compete for ratings by producing violent game shows. One network produces a modern day version of the Roman gladiators, only on motorcycles instead of chariots, and uses convicted murderers as the participants, The network decides it needs a champion for this sport, so they frame a constant winner from another game for murder, and place him on the show. Written by Humberto Amador

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Trivia

In English, "I guerrieri dell'anno 2072" translates to "Warriors of the Year 2072". See more »

Quotes

Commentator: Take a good look at these contestants, because for these men violent death is just seconds away.
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The Fighter Centurions
Written and Performed by Riz Ortolani E La Sua Orchestra
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Awful
16 June 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

New Gladiators (1983)

1/2 (out of 4)

Italian apocalyptic film is set during 2073 when TV audiences have been turned onto violence after years of war. Normal television isn't accepted anymore so two rival networks have to come up with shows that feature real people facing real death. The latest game show is to have gladiator battle, which with Fulci directing, leads to countless death scenes. This is an incredibly cheap sci-fi film that might be called an early version of what would become The Running Man but this thing here is so cheap that it should get on your last nerve after the ten-minute mark. The only thing going for this film happens in the first five minutes where there's a rather nice throat slashing but after this the film offers nothing except a couple laughs from the cheap production. Even though there are a lot of deaths in the film, if you're expecting classic Fulci gore then you're going to be highly disappointed as there is very little outside the previous mentioned throat slash. Fred Williamson of Black Caesar fame gets the main role but does very little with it. There were a lot of these films made in Italy around this time but this is the first I've seen and I really hope it's the worst of the bunch because if there is one out there worse than this then I'm somewhat scared to see it.


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Official Sites:

Troma

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian | English

Release Date:

28 January 1984 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Fighting Centurions See more »

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Regency Productions See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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