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In a postapocalyptic future, a ruthless vehicular gang called the Highway Warriors is conquering the wasteland through murder and plunder. During a raid, they kidnap the sister of a road warrior named Trace. He brings hell down upon them.

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Cirio H. Santiago

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Watkins ... Trace
Laura Banks ... Stinger
Lynda Wiesmeier ... Arlie
Linda Grovenor ... Spike
Joe Mari Avellana ... Scourge (as Joseph Anderson)
Joseph Zucchero Joseph Zucchero ... Whiz
Jack S. Daniels ... Scag
Steve Parvin Steve Parvin ... Bo
Nigel Hogge Nigel Hogge ... Ambassador
Dennis Cole ... Harlan
Don Gordon Bell ... Robot (as Don Gordon)
Gary Taylor Gary Taylor ... Pug
Linda Drake Linda Drake ... Hazel (as Linda Obalil)
Henry Strzalkowski Henry Strzalkowski ... Sergeant
Debbie Pusa Debbie Pusa ... Scum Woman #1
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Storyline

In a postapocalyptic future, a ruthless vehicular gang called the Highway Warriors is conquering the wasteland through murder and plunder. During a raid, they kidnap the sister of a road warrior named Trace. He brings hell down upon them.

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If You Thought Max Was Mad -- Meet Trace! See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Philippines

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Desert Warrior See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Rodeo See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (DeLuxe)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Lee Ving was originally cast to play Scourge, but abruptly left right before shooting started on this film. See more »

Goofs

Early in the movie, when Trace has the Highway Warriors chasing him, he ambushes them, kills several and hides in a cylindrical abandoned building. While his enemy assaults the front, he escapes and returns to his vehicle and flamethrower. Torching several, he torches the last man, who is blonde when he ducks away from the flame. A second later, as his burning body comes flying out, he's wearing a protective hood, which can be seen quite clearly. See more »

Quotes

Scourge: What's the matter, sweetheart? You don't like my looks?
Arlie: Maybe as a corpse!
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Connections

Edited into Raiders of the Sun (1992) See more »

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Great one!
12 April 2016 | by dmdbSee all my reviews

I only write reviews of movies with low rating, which actually are not that bad. Give them a chance!

At first I thought that this is ''yet another Mad Max wannabe'', but this is THE BEST Mad Max wannabe! The main character looks the same as Max, they all drive similar vehicles, live in dessert... almost everything is the same, but still, it was great to me! I love post- apocalyptic movies, and if you like them too, make sure to watch this one! Don't expect something spectacular, this still is a rip-off, but the best one of all, at least for me.

6.5/10


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