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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.

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Cast overview:
... Drake
... Abdul
Howard Ross ... Raven
Eleonora Brigliadori ... Sarah (as Eleonor Gold)
... Professor Towman
... Cortez
Valéria Cavalli ... Susan (as Valerie Jones)
... Monk (as Donal O'Brian)
... Sybil
... Kirk
Mario Novelli ... Tango (as Tony Sanders)
... Akira (as Haruiko Yamanouchi)
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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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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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Total garbage
16 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

In the year 2027, there's fierce competition between TV networks in Rome ... so fierce that one network creates a show where convicted murderers fight to the death on motorcycles. Looking to create a popular champion, the network frames a popular contestant from another show for murder and stick them on their show. Sounds a lot like "The Running Man", no? Well, Fulci beat that film to the punch by three years. Unfortunately, his film is terrible. The "Blade Runner" inspired futuristic city scapes are tiny looking little models, and essentially, nothing of any interest happens for over an hour, and then it wraps up with a quick action scene and we're outta here. Fred Williamson and Italian genre mainstays Al Cliver and Donald O'Brien co-star.


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