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Phoenix the Warrior (1988)

Not Rated | | Action, Sci-Fi | 9 March 1990 (Portugal)
Big hair, big guns, big personalities, and a serious lack of wardrobe. She-Wolves of the Wasteland, a post-apocalyptic story that features women--lots and lots of women--who leave little to... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Persis Khambatta ... Cobalt
Kathleen Kinmont ... Phoenix
Peggy McIntaggart ... Keela (as Peggy Sands)
James Emery ... Guy (as James H. Emery)
Sheila Howard Sheila Howard ... Reverend Mother / Badger
Nina Jaffe Nina Jaffe ... Chainsaw
Courtney Caldwell Courtney Caldwell ... Motorcycle Woman / T-Bird
Skyler Corbett Skyler Corbett ... Skyler
Laurie de Nuccio Laurie de Nuccio ... Neon (as Lore de Nuccio)
Linda Santo Linda Santo ... Snapper
B.B. Bowen B.B. Bowen ... Ginsu
Michi Michi ... Escaping Sister
Cathy Armstrong Cathy Armstrong ... Bartender / Arena Announcer (as Kathy Armstrong)
Roxanne Kernohan ... Meda
Pippa Danyon Pippa Danyon ... Rattail


Big hair, big guns, big personalities, and a serious lack of wardrobe. She-Wolves of the Wasteland, a post-apocalyptic story that features women--lots and lots of women--who leave little to the imagination as they battle each other in various junkyards and gravel pits to determine the fate of the entire world. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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During the scene in Guy's home before it blows up. Phoenix winds up a small music box that resembles the music box in Mad Max 2 that the Feral Kid had. See more »


In the opening chase scene, when the buggy rolls over, you can see the stunt person wearing a helmet. Then when the girl rolls out of the buggy, she doesn't have a helmet on. See more »


Reverend Mother: How does it feel to be the last man on Earth?
Guy: How does it feel to be the ugliest thing around?
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References Trapper John, M.D. (1979) See more »

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Deadly dull
9 January 2018 | by bensonmum2See all my reviews

If I remember correctly (and I may not - it's been years), I think Phoenix the Warrior (or She-Wolves of the Wasteland) was standard fare on the old USA UP All Night movie show. At the time, I thought it was a decent enough time waster, but then again, I was usually pretty inebriated when I watched it. Re-watching it last night, sober as a judge, I've changed my opinion drastically. What a bore! An hour and a half of the deadliest dull film I've seen in a long, long time. The acting is atrocious, the special effects are horrible, the music is annoying after about 3.4 seconds, the dialogue is cringey, and the sets are as cheap as you'll find. Throw in some really crappy, amateurish fight choreography and a plot that comes across like it was written by a drunken badger and you end up with one sorry excuse for a movie. I watch a lot of bad movies, but Phoenix the Warrior is too much. I really can't imagine enjoying something much less than I did this movie. It's a disaster!

Based on other comments I've read, I'm sure this one will get voted down on IMDb. It seems there is an audience out there who enjoys Phoenix the Warrior for the titulation it provides. I really feel sorry for anyone who watches this dreck for that reason. I suggest looking elsewhere.

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