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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Trivia

The name Solarbabies refers to the characters' seeing themselves as the children of the Sun in the dry water-less future in which they live. See more »

Goofs

Metron's skates disappear as he pole-vaults over the fence to get into the Aqua Bunker, then they re-appear as he lands See more »

Quotes

Metron: [after Bodhi's rainstorm in the club-room] ... They must be slipping us some kind of new medication. We're all hallucinating.
Tug: Well, they can slip me more of THAT anytime!
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Fugitive Alien (1991) See more »

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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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Pretty good movie, even though a little corny
21 November 2003 | by sansevieriaSee all my reviews

I have seen Solarbabies (aka Solar Warriors) many times, and I like it. I first saw it on video when I was seven or eight. Looking at it now, (I own a copy) the plot is a little corny, but when you consider that was pretty normal of movies made in the mid-80's, it's hard to hold that against this one.

For some reason, the "skateball" game that is popular with characters in the movie almost seems like a knock-off of Rollerball, but that's okay.

If nothing else, it had a terrific cast...Richard Jordan, Jami Gertz, Jason Patric, and Lukas Haas, among others. I'm not sure the movie would have been very good without them.

I would rate this movie 3 out of 5 on story and 4 out of 5 on casting. So about 3.5 stars...


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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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