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Dead Man Walking (1988)

After Leila, his boss's daughter, is kidnapped by psychopathic plague victim Decker, chauffeur Chazz teams up with plague-infected mercenary Luger to penetrate the toxic & off-limits Plague Zone and bring her back alive.

Director:

Gregory Dark (as Gregory Brown)

Writers:

John Weidner (screenplay), Rick Marx (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Wings Hauser ... John Luger
Brion James ... Decker
Pamela Ludwig Pamela Ludwig ... Leila
Leland Crooke ... Nomad Farmer
Sy Richardson ... Snake
Joe D'Angerio ... Gordon (as Joseph d'Angerio)
Tasia Valenza ... Rika
John Walter Davis John Walter Davis ... Body Counter
Penelope Sudrow ... Pookie
John Petlock John Petlock ... Mr. Shahn
Jeffrey Combs ... Chaz (as Jeffrey Combs) (as Jeffery Combs)
Diz McNally Diz McNally ... Emcee
Yvonne Depatis-Kupka Yvonne Depatis-Kupka ... Customer (as Yvonne DePatis)
Biff Yeager ... Security Man
John Durbin ... Bartender
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After Leila, his boss's daughter, is kidnapped by psychopathic plague victim Decker, chauffeur Chazz teams up with plague-infected mercenary Luger to penetrate the toxic & off-limits Plague Zone and bring her back alive.

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Action | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Planitis Gi ora miden See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Runtime:

(video)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Wings Hauser and Brion James would be reunited later in the year for Nightmare At Noon. See more »

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11 January 2010 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

Obviously, this "Dead Man Walking" is not to be confused with the 1995 Susan Sarandon movie of the same name. That movie was a quality production, for one thing, and this movie isn't. I should mention that I don't automatically look down at B movies - I watch them all the time, and I find some of them to be enjoyable. But there's pretty much nothing to enjoy in this movie. It's very cheap - it looks like it was filmed in junkyards and boring desert locations with nothing done to spruce these locations up. The low budget also means a lot of stuff happens off camera (check the scenes where someone gets shot, for example.) The screenplay doesn't feel like much thought was put into it - it seems at times they were making it up as they went along. The movie does boast a somewhat impressive B movie cast - Hauser, James, and Combs - but they all seem to be running on autopilot. The only moment of interest in the movie is the sequence where two people play Russian roulette with a chainsaw, but the promising consequences of that are spoiled by the movie's previously mentioned habit of stuff happening off camera.


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