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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, anda group of teenagers, who are livie at an orphanage, run by the despotic rulers of the new Earth, and find an orb of special powerr. They escape from the orphanage and try to cross the wasteland looking for a place they can live free as the stormtroopers search for them and the orb. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Spectacular science-fiction/adventure on blazing skates! See more »


Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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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)

Gross USA:

$1,579,260
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The hand melting scene was borrowed from Dune (1984) which also starred Richard Jordan (Grock). See more »

Goofs

Daniel's shirt collar is on/off his shoulder between shots throughout the movie. See more »

Quotes

Grock: It's an odd name for a skateball team, don't you think? "Solarbabies." Too soft, not menacing enough. Why do you suppose they chose it?
The Warden: They don't seem to need anything more menacing, do they? They always seem to win.
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Featured in Movie Nights: Solarbabies (2016) See more »

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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"I can't believe that I'm standing here talking to a ball."
26 October 2016 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Silly nonsense about a post-apocalyptic future where it doesn't rain and the kids are raised in a prison. There they play a game that's kind of a kids' version of Rollerball and wait to grow up and become guards or something for the corporation running the world. They find a glowing alien ball called Bohdai and uninteresting stuff happens. Laughable to the extreme, with ugly-looking '80s costumes and an odd fascination with rollerskating. It's unintentionally funny at times, and I totally give it points for that, but ultimately it's just embarrassing for all involved. See it for Jami Gertz, because you should see anything with Jami Gertz.


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