A ruthless vehicular gang rules the post-apocalyptic wasteland. That's until a muscled hero named Slade builds the ultimate machine gun - Equalizer 2000, and declares a one man war on the gang's "piece of garbage" leader.
Described as one of the many "Mad Max" rip-offs of the mid 1980s. See more »
The guy about to be roasted with the flamethrower is wearing a tee shirt as he runs away, but when they cut back after he's lit up he's wearing a leather jacket. See more »
US R-Rated version published by MGM/UA on VHS is about 10 minutes cut in a few shorter scenes of violence (two "living torch effects"; Corinne Wahl getting shot during the showdown for example), some action scenes and a good deal of story lines. German VHS version rated 18 is cut as well, but only about 3 1/2 minutes (for violence). British VHS version distributed by New Dimension, rated 18, is completely uncut (so you could consider it an "Unrated" version). See more »
Here's an entirely undistinguished post apocalyptic yarn from the normally reliable Cirio H Santiago.
Dashing martial arts star Richard Norton has very little to do here other than run around with a souped up gun, alternatively shooting and blowing things up. Yes, if you like gun fire and explosions then this may well be blissful viewing but for those requisite of a bit more substance to their viewing this will prove a decidedly tedious watch.
Not wishing to stray from the main point of my review, but one thing that never ceases to irritate me about some of the reviews on IMDb is the swift tendency by many reviewers to label every single low budget flick as 'The greatest B-movie ever!'. OK, so I admit that tastes vary and it's very much a subjective issue but really before awarding any such lofty accolade, do so with at least some perspective and knowledge of the genre to which the relevant film belongs. The film in question for instance is anything but a classic in any way, shape or form.
In fact the only reason I can think to watch this other than for Norton completists is to a) see the always superb Robert Patrick in an early role and b) to see the very beautiful (and buxom!) Corinne Wahl as the films heroine.
For a far more enjoyable Mad Max/Road Warrior inspired outing try instead some of the Italian entries in the genre which are infinitely more memorable and indeed so much more fun than this.
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