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Wheels of Fire (1985)

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.

Director:

Cirio H. Santiago

Writers:

Ellen Collett (story), Frederick Bailey (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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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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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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The Future is now. There are no rules and no place to hide from the deadly Highway Warriors who ravage the roads in machines of destruction. See more »


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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

Trace: You're wasting GAS!
Bo: Fuck you!
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Connections

Edited into Andy Colby's Incredible Adventure (1988) See more »

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Another stinker from Santiago.
6 April 2019 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

Wheels of Fire is another low-budget rip-off of The Road Warrior from Filipino director Cirio H. Santiago, packed with poorly executed action scenes, diabolical acting, and cruddy costumes and props (one motorbike is customised with what looks like plastic halloween pitchforks), all of which only serves to further illustrate just how brilliant George Miller's iconic movie actually is.

Gary Watkins plays Trace, a fearless warrior who takes on the evil Scourge (Joe Mari Avellana) and his ruthless gang after they kidnap and gang rape his sister Arlie (played by big-breasted blonde Playboy playmate Lynda Wiesmeier). On his mission, Trace teams up with tough female fighter Stinger (Laura Banks), telepath Spike (Linda Grovenor), and a dwarf who speaks a bizarre language (this character probably has a silly name as well, but I don't recall what it was).

With a race of subterranean albino cannibals and a cult of struggling survivors who are building a rocket to the planet Paradise, this one gets pretty silly at times, but Santiago's uninspired direction, the dreadful dialogue, and dismal performances ensure that boredom is never far away. Wiesmeir is game for being strapped topless to the hood of a speeding car, and Trace flame-throwing countless bikers is fun for a while, but the bulk of the film is pure post-apocalyptic poop.

3.5 out of 10, rounded up to 4 for IMDb.


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Country:

Philippines

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1985 (USA) See more »

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Dolby

Color:

Color (DeLuxe)

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1.78 : 1
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