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Stryker (1983)

The world's water supply has dried up due to some sort of apocalypse. A beautiful woman holds the secret to where one of the last springs being guarded by a group of Amazons. A "Road ... See full summary »

Director:

Cirio H. Santiago

Writers:

Howard R. Cohen (screenplay) (as Howard Cohen), Leonard Hermes (story)
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Complete credited cast:
Steve Sandor ... Stryker
Andrea Savio Andrea Savio ... Delha (as Andria Savio)
William Ostrander ... Bandit
Julie Gray ... Laurenz
Monique St. Pierre ... Cerce
Mike Lane ... Kardis
Jon Harris Jon Harris ... Oiric (as Jon Harris III)
Ken Metcalfe ... Trun
Joseph Zucchero Joseph Zucchero ... Bazil (as Joe Zucchero)
Michael De Mesa
Cathy Schroeder Cathy Schroeder ... (as Catherine Schroeder)
Tony Carreon Tony Carreon
Pete Cooper Pete Cooper
Corey Casey Corey Casey
Camille Ships Camille Ships
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The world's water supply has dried up due to some sort of apocalypse. A beautiful woman holds the secret to where one of the last springs being guarded by a group of Amazons. A "Road Warrior" like crew captures her and tries to make her talk through brutal torture. The hero (Styrker) unites with some of the remaining "good guys" and the Amazons and frees the woman. They go on to a "Road Warrior" type of concluding battle with the bad guys. Written by Paul Sakamoto <garand@earthlink.net>

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Their odds are a million to one...And Stryker's the one! See more »

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Action | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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The movie received negative reviews from critics. See more »

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Great low budget action flick!
30 April 2008 | by n-hungnessSee all my reviews

This movie, though often described as a low budget Mad Max or Road Warrior movie, is more comparable to Wheels of Fire. It is low budget pleasure that features silly or nonexistent acting, crazy choreography, and a wonderful cast of actors and actresses you've probably never heard of. Yet, this little gem is downright action packed fun, 1980s style! The movie is set in a futuristic post-holocaust world that is largely made up of desert, dunes and rocky hills. The largest and most precious commodity in this world is water, and those in control of water sources control the most power. The plot ultimately involves a small community defending a secluded sanctuary - an underground water source - from a wicked tribe of Road Warriorish thugs. Lots of crazy car chases, gun-toting warriors, cheap special effects (pyrotechnics), and stiff choreography during the fight scenes.

One fella stands out as the main character, a roguish silent wanderer named Stryker on a personal mission. He's a satisfying lead, meeting every cliché of the strong silent type. His dialogue is scarce, and his ability to express emotion comes across as forced. But he's extremely suitable for his role, however, given the handful of actors and actress he is working with in this movie. If you're not fond of the strong silent lead, you have a host of typically attractive 1980s female desert warriors, some donned in what appears to be football shoulder pads (sorta like Road Warrior). The main villain, unfortunately, never gets any sort of identity, not even to the point of cliché. He's just a mean thug who can't talk without sounding like he has a mouth full of marbles. The movie tries to build him up as someone foul enough to peak Stryker's persistent and stubborn indifference, yet, as a movie villain, he simply fails to impress the viewer as a credible threat to someone as collected and methodical as Stryker.

I rate this movie 9 out of 10 because for a low budget flick, it packs a lot of action, shoot outs, and car chases. One serious drawback to the movie, however, is the extremely boring set - desert. Probably 95% of the film was shot outdoors in what appears to be nothing but deserts and dunes. After watching this setting for about 5 minutes, the movie gets very claustrophobic and you get the distinct impression that all the different filming locations were done within a 5-minute walk of each other. But the movie is really a little unpolished gem. You have to love low budget antics to give this movie an entire viewing. It's one of those movies you'll either love or shut off after the first five minutes.

This movie is rated R for violence and nudity.


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Country:

Philippines

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 September 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Gross USA:

$1,723,487

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,723,487
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Mono

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Color
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