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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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Cast

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 »

Genres:

Action | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Filmed in the Philippines. See more »

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Edited into Water Wars (2014) See more »

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Lots of action and scantily clad girls, but little else

It's hot.

It's the desert (well, actually, it's a gravel pit in the Philippines masquerading as the desert)

They're fighting over water.

End of story.

Once you get past the fighting over what appears to be only a few gallons of water, the plot of this post apocalyptic grindhouse flick becomes nonexistent, as entire reels of film go by with either not much happening, or several lengthy car chases and explosions and shootouts. Most of the characters here are never even given names, let alone do we ever find out anything about them. It's also rather difficult to learn anything about the characters when there is hardly any dialogue to the film.

Good looking girls in shorts, and good action in the first half hour and at the climax are about all this has going for it. Its climactic battle between the Chuck Norris lookalike leader of one tribe, aided by the Keebler elves, against the other tribe led by one-handed Anton LaVey lookalike was reasonably exciting and well done, but it's a LONG wait for it. If you can turn your mind off and just enjoy the action scenes, this movie might be more watchable for that and the good looking half nude girls, but if you want more than that, look elsewhere. I'm also a fan of William/ Bill Ostrander, so I was disappointed by his somewhat small role in the film, and by the fact that his voice was apparently dubbed for his few lines. Also, this movie looks like it was filmed a year or two prior to its release, as Ostrander looks noticeably younger than he did in Christine, which was released only three months after this.


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Country:

Philippines

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 September 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,723,487

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,723,487
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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