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Lorca and the Outlaws (1984)

Starship (original title)
PG | | Sci-Fi | 4 April 1987 (USA)
Things are not going well on the mining planet Ordessa: the conditions are awful, the workers are disgruntled and the management is cracking down by using killer security robots. Only the ... See full summary »

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Roger Christian
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Tarrant John Tarrant ... Lorca
Donogh Rees ... Abbie
Deep Roy ... Grid
Ralph Cotterill Ralph Cotterill ... Jowitt
Hugh Keays-Byrne ... Danny
Cassandra Webb Cassandra Webb ... Suzi
Tyler Coppin ... Detective Droid
James Steele James Steele ... M.P. Droid
Joy Smithers Joy Smithers ... Lena
Arky Michael Arky Michael ... Dylan
John Rees John Rees ... Priest
Peter Morris Peter Morris ... Soufie
Arthur Sherman Arthur Sherman ... Controller
Rod Zuanic ... Lorca's friend
Rebekah Elmaloglou ... Little girl
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Things are not going well on the mining planet Ordessa: the conditions are awful, the workers are disgruntled and the management is cracking down by using killer security robots. Only the underground resistence movement, led by Lorca, has a chance of turning around the brutal regime, but the management has hired Danny the bounty hunter to track him and his followers down. Will any of them stand a chance against the brutal hunter and his robot assistants? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Sci-Fi

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Country:

Australia | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 April 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

2084 See more »

Filming Locations:

New South Wales, Australia See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Let's make sure we don't have this future.
3 December 2010 | by aaronmocksing1987See all my reviews

This is the third movie I have rented tonight with the word 'Star' in it. However, it isn't 'Star Wars', 'Star Trek', 'The Last STARfighter', or even 'Star Kid.' This movie was made 'down under' and we can expect no less from foreign movies. Like 'Star Crash' before it and 'Star Knight', we have a movie that wants to be so many things we Americans made but simply could not do. And, like everything else, it comes out so dirty it should be condemned in the laundry pile to be burned completely. I'm sorry, folks, this sucked hard.

The back of the box mentioned and stole a few words from the Star Wars common terminology and compared itself to the likes of Blade Runner, which wouldn't make a whole lot of sense. The 'droids' here are simply people with jumpsuits, aluminum guns and creepy Chinese/Buddhist masks - and more often than not, these are midgets. With someone whose name is 'Deep Roy', which is really downright hilarious (especially the name typo - Kid? Grid? Fail.), this is pretty bad. The 'storm troopers' are all poorly designs animatronics which look like something a child did for a science project out of whatever was in a junkyard.

The music goes on to copy, blatantly, the same motifs as Last Starfighter - and blatantly rips most of Luke's battles in Tattooine from the first movie. The villain even looks like Darth Vader! Gah, originality must be pretty hard to find, is it? Jesus Christ on a stick.

None of the movies I have seen so far are recommended. It's a proved fact you'll ignore most of them for private time on the computer or with a loved one rather than pay attention.


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