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Endgame - Bronx lotta finale (1983)

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

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 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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Trivia

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

Goofs

Lilith repeatedly demonstrates the ability to communicate telepathically with Ron Shannon. It's also repeatedly made clear that she and the other mutants are supposed to hide the fact that they are telepathic from the other members of Shannon's team. So why does she risk blowing her cover by leaping from the back of the van to warn Shannon of a trap? Shouldn't she be able to give him the warning telepathically? See more »

Quotes

Ron Shannon: Who's the karate ace?
Bull: He told me his name was Ninja. He doesn't socialize much. Just pays to train by himself. Never wants to fight. But his body is a deadly weapon.
Ron Shannon: Make him fight.
Bull: He won't.
Ron Shannon: If he's attacked, maybe then he'll defend himself.
Bull: [prompts a gym attendant to attack] You!
Ninja: [to Bull, after defending himself] It's no use. He's dead.
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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 »

Connections

Featured in Joe D'Amato Totally Uncut: The Horror Experience (2001) See more »

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Not to shabby Italian post apocalyptic B-Film
12 May 2019 | by amesmondeSee all my reviews

In the year 2025, a nuclear holocaust has left New York City ruined, inhabited by persecuted telepathic mutants. Keeping the people pacified is the reality television program Endgame, where a new hero must save a group of people and fight to the death.

Directed by Joe D'Amato (under the pseudonym Steven Benson) Endgame (Bronx lotta finale) is one of the better executed Italian post apocalyptic B-films. The action seems endless especially in the closing act as scavenger packs and telepathic mutants fight it out with hunters, gladiators and military elite. There's an unnecessary rape scene, this aside the majority of D'Amato's Max Road Warrior meets Beneath the Planet of the Apes is very watchable especially if you enjoy the likes of Rats: Night of Terror, Warriors of the Wasteland and Bronx Warriors.

The locations and costumes deserve a mention. Carlo Maria Cordio's music working best when it's borrowing cues from Vangelis' Blade Runner score.

Interestingly, the TV game concept (even though not fully explored) predates The Running Man a good four years before Arnold Schwarzenegger's scifi romp and was made around the same time Stephen King's pseudonym book was published.

Overall, not too shabby at all.


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Country:

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Language:

Italian

Release Date:

5 November 1983 (Italy) See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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