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Solarbabies (1986)

In a post-apocalyptic future ruled by the military, a group of renegade teenage orphans find a legendary orb, Bohdai, that can supposedly bring the rain back to dried up Earth.

Director:

Alan Johnson

Writers:

Walon Green (screenplay), D.A. Metrov (screenplay) (as Douglas Anthony Metrov)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Jordan ... Grock
Jami Gertz ... Terra
Jason Patric ... Jason
Lukas Haas ... Daniel
James Le Gros ... Metron
Claude Brooks Claude Brooks ... Rabbit
Peter DeLuise ... Tug
Peter Kowanko Peter Kowanko ... Gavial (as Pete Kowanko)
Adrian Pasdar ... Darstar
Sarah Douglas ... Shandray
Charles Durning ... The Warden
Frank Converse ... Greentree
Terrence Mann ... Ivor
Alexei Sayle ... Malice
Bruce Payne ... Dogger
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Storyline

In a future, water has disappeared from the Earth, and a group of teenagers, who live at an orphanage run by the despotic rulers of the new Earth, find an orb of special power. They escape from the orphanage and try to cross the wasteland looking for a place they can live free even as the storm troopers search for them and the orb. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Who will rule the future? See more »


Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 November 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Solarbabies See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$704,692, 30 November 1986

Gross USA:

$1,579,260

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,579,260
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The later film Tank Girl (1995) has an almost similar plot to this film. In that film, Rebecca "Tank Girl" Buck sets out to fight back against the evil corporation that has taken over the world and is controlling the planet's water supply. See more »

Goofs

When the group gets to Aqua Bunker through some water pipes, there is already lots of roller skate tracks on the dusty ground from previous takes. See more »

Quotes

The Warden: [words of wisdom to the Solarbabies] Remember, behavior determines existence... Stick with us, learn to serve the Order, and you'll achieve a decent life-grid.
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Soundtracks

Love Will Set You Free
Written by Smokey Robinson and Ivory Stone
Performed by Smokey Robinson
Courtesy of Motown Records/Taj Mahal Music
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One of the worst films of all time, and I love it!
10 January 2011 | by DaPhOoLSee all my reviews

I remember when I first saw this film, I must have been about six years old (1990 or so), I thought this film was amazing at that time. I've since watched it several times as an adult and all I can do is laugh at every serious scene in this movie. This film is about a future in which roller skates apparently make a huge come back. All of the worlds water (or most of it anyway) is being stored in a building about the size of Yankee stadium. There is no rain because apparently there is also no such thing as evaporation (although plenty of the cast are sweating throughout the film). All animals except a few birds and a couple of attack dogs are dead (or hiding really well ^_^). All plant life is dead and gone which means two things, No salad, and oxygen must be supplied by planet Druidia! My favorite scene in the whole movie is when "Rabbit" dare I say the only back person left alive on the planet, does a very non-offensive Harlem Globe Trotters routine with the "Sphere of Longiness". You will enjoy this movie if you want some chuckles, please watch it and, "Enjoy a decent life grid!" (That line cracks me up!)


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