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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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Storyline

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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Meet Phillip and Marlowe, the post-nuclear private eyes. They're looking for good times and fast women. Their first case could be the world's last. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Mexico

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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$220,038
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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

Phillip Chandler: That was our first encounter with disco mutants. I was sure it wouldn't be our last.
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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 »

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Guilty Pleasures [Punk Version]
Performed by Chris D.
Arranged and Produced by Ed Greeley and Billy Cioffi
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Yeah, the bomb has dropped.
24 July 2003 | by Son_of_MansfieldSee all my reviews

His name is Albert Pyun and his movies are crap. The ideas for his movies sound cool in a B movie way, but they never deliver. Captain America, Cyborg, Mean Guns, Adrenalin, Brain Smasher, Dangerously Close, and Radioactive Dreams have all caused me pain more than any other director. I have not seen any Ed Wood movies, but I imagine that they will be similar. Radioactive Dreams is relentlessly annoying. If you thought that the word Focker was used too many times in Meet The Parents, wait until Marlowe repeats "we are slick dicks!" for the tenth time. I have always hated the use of period slang and this movie uses 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's slang in it's horde of cliched characters from four decades. Notice that movies that used a lot of slang that were made during these decades are now either unintentionally funny or unbelievably inferior. There was a hope in me during the movie that Michael Dudikoff would die a horrible death. He is honestly that annoying. John Stockwell appears to have no spine in both this and Dangerously Close. His voice is whinny. No matter what I say, you will see it if you want to, but I can not imagine an intelligent person that would consider this a good movie.


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