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Endgame (1983)

Endgame - Bronx lotta finale (original title)
A telepathic mutant recruits a post-World War III TV game-show warrior to lead her band of mutants to safety.

Director:

Joe D'Amato (as Steven Benson)

Writers:

Joe D'Amato (screenplay) (as Steven Benson), Aldo Florio (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Al Cliver ... Ron Shannon
Laura Gemser ... Lilith (as Moira Chen)
George Eastman ... Kurt Karnak
Dino Conti Dino Conti ... Professor Levin (as Jack Davis)
Hal Yamanouchi ... Ninja
Gabriele Tinti ... Bull (as Gus Stone)
Mario Pedone Mario Pedone ... Kovack
Gordon Mitchell ... Col. Morgan
Nello Pazzafini ... Kijawa (as Nat Williams)
Christopher Walsh Christopher Walsh ... Tommy
Franco Ukmar Franco Ukmar ... Stark (as Frank Ukmar)
Bobby Rhodes ... Woody Aldridge
Alberto Dell'Acqua Alberto Dell'Acqua ... Gabe Mantrax (as Al Waterman)
David Brown David Brown ... Speaker
Carlos Alberto Valles Carlos Alberto Valles ... Committee Member (as Carlos Valles)
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A telepathic mutant recruits a post-World War III TV game-show warrior to lead her band of mutants to safety.

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For An "Endgame" Champion In The Year 2025, There's Only One Way To Live. Dangerously.


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Of all his movies, director Joe D'Amato has stated that he likes this one best. See more »

Goofs

Ron at 47:34, says:"Ninja, you stay here" Ninja listens real good, and comes along. See more »

Quotes

Blue Mutant: Look at me while I rape you dammit!
Ron Shannon: [telepathically] I'm getting pink and blue flashes. Lilith, are you alright? Lilith, answer me.
Lilith: [telepathically] Yes, Shannon, I'm fine!
Blue Mutant: You really know how to turn a guy on!
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Alternate Versions

The UK Stablecane video was cut by 41 secs by the BBFC to edit a rape scene and to remove some violence including a neck break and a man being axed in the head. See more »

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Referenced in Best of the Worst: Our VHS Collection (2019) See more »

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It Was Alright..
4 July 2006 | by anxietyresisterSee all my reviews

A grizzled veteran of a futuristic battle game who is undefeated for 22 matches, is hired by a group of telepathic humans to take them to a safer location out of New York where they won't be persecuted. He gets together a band of five skilled warriors to act as their bodyguards, and they set out on the trail. Along the way, they have various encounters with perverted mutants and blind warriors, along with a army general and his platoon who is determined to find out just what the hell is going on. Can anyone save these poor bedraggled creatures from a life in a laboratory? Their saviour may yet turn out to be (surprise, surprise) a five year old boy with an extraordinary talent.

You can either take 'Endgame' one of two ways: as a reasonably effective post-nuke thriller with passable action scenes and a half-decent plot, or as a laugh a minute B-movie filled to the brim with laughable dialogue and bad special effects. Either way, it works. Me? I sit somewhere in the middle, there were some moments where I got quite involved in the action, and others where I could have almost slapped my forehead at the cheesiness of the whole affair. (Best moment: Our hero says goodbye to his sort-of girlfriend at the end with a true howler of a line: "Lillith, look inside me. You are the future, I am the past!" YUCK! Suddenly he doesn't seem to tough..) It certainly isn't a masterpiece but if you take the film for what it is I'll bet you'll find it quite enjoyable. There is just one thing that confuses me though..

One battalion of mutants that accost our protagonists on their way deserves further discussion. To all intents and purposes, they look the same as any other bunch of freaks: tattered clothing, old-fashioned weapons, inability to speak proper English. But check this out: mounted on their leader's tank like a couple of war trophies is TWO TOPLESS GIRLS. Now, usually this wouldn't be a problem, I love a bit of random nudity. But these ladies are UGLY. The kind that originated the phrase Coyote Ugly. (You know, when you'd chew your own leg off to get out of bed with them..) You'd think being the boss of these mutants he would have his pick out of a million pretty ladies, and he chooses those two trollops. Unbelievable. The radiation from his mutation must have fried his brain. Anyway, just thought I'd get that off my chest.

What? You're wondering why I bothered wasting a whole paragraph on that? Listen sister, this is my review, and if I wanted to discuss the Stock Exchange while discussing the finer points of E.T, it's my decision. SO THERE! *Blows raspberry at invisible critic and walks off in a huff* 5/10


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

5 November 1983 (Italy) See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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