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Rush (1983)

In a post-nuclear holocaust world, a survivor roams the desert, fighting bandits and the forces of an evil warlord.

Director:

Tonino Ricci (as Anthony Richmond)

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Tito Carpi (screenplay), Tito Carpi (story) | 2 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Bruno Minniti Bruno Minniti ... Rush (as Conrad Nichols)
Gordon Mitchell ... Yor
Laura Trotter ... Carol
Rate Furlan Rate Furlan ... Itaki (as Rita Furlan)
Rita Furlan Rita Furlan
Bridgit Pelz Bridgit Pelz ... Lorna
Riccardo Pizzuti ... Steel (as Richard Pizzuti)
Osiride Pevarello Osiride Pevarello ... Homer
Paolo Celli Paolo Celli
Luigi Lodoli Luigi Lodoli ... (as Luigi Filippo Lodoli)
Daniele Stroppa Daniele Stroppa
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In a post-nuclear holocaust world, a survivor roams the desert, fighting bandits and the forces of an evil warlord.

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A one man army to save the world! [Video Australia]

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Adventure | Sci-Fi

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

October 1984 (USA) See more »

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Biro Cinematografica See more »
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Mono

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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The film's musical score is not original, but re-used music tracks from several of Francesco De Masi's previous films, namely Lo Squartartore de New York (1982) and Fuga dal Bronx (1984) (which was made before but released after this film). See more »

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I think I managed to endure it with minimal brain damage...
20 May 2000 | by AylmerSee all my reviews

...or not. This is one of Italy's worst post-nuke flicks, even worse than EXTERMINATORS OF THE YEAR 3000. Charisma-free hero Conrad Nichols prances around the desert killing and killing and killing gas mask wearing soldiers without end. In the end, his climactic battle with Gordon Mitchell (TEN COMMANDMENTS) atop an oil refinery is made laughable because Mitchell stunt double doesn't even attempt to hide his true identity! All this to the tune of Francesco De Masi's great music, which was shamelessly plundered from ESCAPE FROM THE BRONX and THE NEW YORK RIPPER. Plotless, pointless, boring... lots of action but it's all done quite badly, I doubt if Tonino Ricci ever actually showed up to any of the filming days, or if he did, he just gave his crew free reign. Giovanni Bergamini's camerawork is pretty good and Vincenzo Tomassi's editing is top-notch (as usual), but there's nothing to hold it all together aside from Tito Carpi's quickie script. A truly lame movie that won't do much for you unless you're a hard-core fan of Italian post-nuke action, though here it's even more cheesy and pointless than usual. See ESCAPE FROM THE BRONX or AFTER THE FALL OF NEW YORK instead.

Conrad Nichols became the leading man in almost every subsequent film directed by Ricci, probably just because he had more than a stunning resemblance to more famous musclehead Italian action star Mark Gregory (who last I heard works in a pizza restaraunt in Rome). Lord only knows where Nichols is now... (probably a night-stocker at K-mart)


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