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I guerrieri dell'anno 2072 (1984)

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
Valéria 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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Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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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 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Regency Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The year 2072 isn't gratuitous (but is always misspelled in different countries releases), the Roman Coliseum was built in the year 72 A.D. therefore the main event is part of the bi-millennial celebrations. See more »

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Commentator: Take a good look at these contestants, because for these men violent death is just seconds away.
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Roma Imperial Rock
Written and Performed by Riz Ortolani E La Sua Orchestra
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At least it's not unentertaining.
25 August 2002 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

Entertainingly goofy science-fiction from Lucio Fulci. The story takes forever to get started, and the part of the film that may attract most viewers - the recreation of the gladiatorial battles of the ancient Rome - is too short. But, the effects are amusing, the sets almost psychedelic, and the decapitations plentiful! This is a picture that I wouldn't care to see twice, but certainly one viewing is recommended. (**)


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