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America 3000 (1986)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | April 1986 (USA)
In a post-apocalyptic wasteland where a tribe of women rule and all men are either ferals or slaves, one men rises up to free the men. Can they coexist in peace or will they die in war?

Director:

David Engelbach

Writer:

David Engelbach
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chuck Wagner ... Korvis
Laurene Landon ... Vena
William Wallace William Wallace ... Gruss
Sue Giosa ... Morha
Victoria Barrett ... Lakella
Galyn Görg ... Lynka
Shaike Ophir ... Lelz (as Shai K. Ophir)
Camilla Sparv ... Reya
Karen Sheperd ... Keva (as Karen Lee Sheperd)
Ari Sorko-Ram Ari Sorko-Ram ... Relk
Ezra Dagan ... Amie
Joanna Reis Joanna Reis ... Freyha
Steve Malovic Steve Malovic ... Aargh the Awful
Anat Zahor ... Bowa (as Anat Zachor)
Pierre Henry Pierre Henry ... Troke
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In Colorado, 900 years after a nuclear war in the USA, humanity's been sent back to the Stone Age lifestyle. Amazons are ruling the tribes, the men are dumb, either kept as slaves and sex partners, or are living wild as animals. Only Korvis and a friend are intelligent enough to flee and found a tribe of their own. Will they manage to teach the women love to men again? Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Pope John Paul II listed this Engelbach as one of his favourite Victoria Barrett films. See more »

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Gramma: Once the world was green, and livin'. Then was the great Nuke. Death lived everywhere. All were born sick and unclean. A livin' curse from the Americans and Commies. Then one day, a baby was born. Clean, and clear. And the livin' curse was over. The child grew strong and beautiful, and she was called WOMAN. Woman taught her children to follow the Tiara and obey the regs, and the earth lived again. But some disobeyed the regs, and from them came the children of darkness and disease. PLUGOTS! ...
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Crazy Credits

"Nine hundred years after the Great Nuke. The world man created, he destroyed. Out of the darkness and ignorance of the radioactive rubble emerged a new order..." "...and the world was woggos." (in old speak that means - Crazy!) See more »

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UK versions are cut by 3s for a '15' rating. See more »


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Great Balls of Fire
Written by Otis Blackwell and Jack Hammer
Performed by Jerry Lee Lewis
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Priceless.
17 August 2013 | by Hey_SwedenSee all my reviews

This totally wacky post-apocalypse comedy lets the viewer know right away NOT to take it seriously, and it provides a lot of good-natured humour in what is basically a tale of war between the sexes. Feisty Amazonian babes rule the planet in the 31st century, keeping some men as slaves and others as "seeders", or sperm donors. One of the men is Korvis (studly Chuck Wagner), who stumbles onto some pretty big discoveries when he finds an underground bunker. He encourages his male buddies, including Gruss (William Wallace) to think differently about the roles played by men and women. He also finds out how much fun it is to play prez-ee-dent.

The nutty dialogue is often hysterical; after a while you do pick up what certain words and phrases mean. This dialogue is delivered with the utmost sincerity by a great looking cast of guys and gals. The movie was filmed on location in Israel by those always reliable folk at the Cannon Group. It does lose its momentum, but regains it for an action packed finale. The actors and actresses are dressed sexily but never reveal anything, nor is the violence ever overly bloody. (This *is* rated PG-13.) Writer / director David Engelbach (who'd penned "Death Wish II" a few years previous) is having fun here, and that feeling is infectious. Some of the biggest laughs are delivered by a shaggy Bigfoot like character named Aargh the Awful (played by Steve Malovic); the final freeze frame involves Aargh and it's a howler.

The audience may find themselves in tears, or rolling their eyes, at the abundance of silliness here. It's very much the kind of thing you'd watch with beers and friends. It's also well worth watching for any Laurene Landon fan, as she looks absolutely fantastic as always. Also supplying eye candy are Galyn Gorg ("RoboCop 2") as Lynka and Camilla Sparv ("Downhill Racer") as Reya. Shaike Ophir is endearing as put upon character Lelz.

Accompanied by a quite appropriate cheese ball rock music score by Tony Berg, and effectively lit and photographed by David Gurfinkel, "America 3000" is overall just too hard to resist. It may not be "quality" stuff, but it sure as hell is entertaining.

Seven out of 10.


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Language:

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April 1986 (USA) See more »

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Thunder Warriors See more »

Filming Locations:

Israel

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby

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4:3
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