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Radioactive Dreams (1985)

After a nuclear war, Phillip Hammer and Marlowe Chandler have spent fifteen years on their own in a bunker, stuffed with junk from the 40s and old detective novels. Now, nineteen-years-old,... See full summary »

Director:

Albert Pyun (as Albert F. Pyun)

Writer:

Albert Pyun (as Albert F. Pyun)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Stockwell ... Phillip Chandler
Michael Dudikoff ... Marlowe Hammer
Michele Little ... Rusty Mars
Lisa Blount ... Miles Archer
Don Murray ... Dash Hammer
George Kennedy ... Spade Chandler
Norbert Weisser ... Sternwood
Christian Andrews Christian Andrews ... Brick Bardo
Paul Keller Galan Paul Keller Galan ... Chester (as P.K. Galán)
Demian Slade ... Harold
Hilary Shepard ... Biker Leader (as Hilary Shapiro)
Sue Saad Sue Saad ... Punk District Singer
Kimberly McKillip Kimberly McKillip ... Sadie - Hippie Chick
Gulcin Gilbert Gulcin Gilbert ... Greaser Chick (as Gulshin Gilbert)
Mark Brown Mark Brown ... Greaser
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After a nuclear war, Phillip Hammer and Marlowe Chandler have spent fifteen years on their own in a bunker, stuffed with junk from the 40s and old detective novels. Now, nineteen-years-old, they leave their shelter to find a world full of mutants, freaks, and cannibals. They become famous detectives in the struggle for the two keys that could fire the last nuclear weapon. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Raymond Chandler, meet Mad Max. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This movie marks the first appearance of the name "Brick Bardo" in an Albert Pyun movie. It has, so far, appeared in seven of his movies. See more »

Quotes

Marlowe Hammer: Back off, just back off. Your breath smells like the runs, Miles. It's irritating my nose and wrinkling my suit.
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Alternate Versions

The Japanese laserdisc is an alternate cut of the film in many ways. Being 10 minutes longer, the film focuses less on finding their fathers (while having an adventure) but more on the adventure itself and finding women. With more narrations by Phillip, this is more of an adventure-noir film. The film has many different and alternate scenes including the death of Rusty, the removal of the sewer monster, less of the Disco Punks and alternate ending. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Vicious Lips (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Zim Bim Zowie
Performed by Darryl Phinessee
Written by Gary Pickus and Alan Roy Scott
Produced and Arranged by Gary Pickus
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Deserves cult classic status
2 May 2003 | by MacholicSee all my reviews

This fulfills the criterias to be a cult classic, something to love OR hate for everyone. I belong to the first category: 2 kids growing up in a nuke shelter with a large collection of detective novels deciding to be the post apocalyptic worlds first dicks, The Atomic Dicks! Fastpaced wachy post apocalyptic tong-in-the-cheek comedy. Irresistible. B-movie queen Lisa Blount pops up in this weird mix and singer Sue Saad gives a few nice songs like the excellent title song "Radioactive Dreams", the soundtrack certainly deserves to be released. Great acting, excellent photography and score. It is very low budgeted, but every last penny is up there on the screen and stretched well beyond its limit, just as it was the case with director Albert Pyun's "The Sword And the Sorcerer". This movie stands up to repeated viewing. 7/10


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Country:

Mexico | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le dernier missile See more »

Filming Locations:

Hawaii, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$141,055, 21 September 1986

Gross USA:

$220,038

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$220,038
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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