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Steel Dawn (1987)

In a post-apocalyptic world, a warrior wandering through the desert comes upon a group of settlers who are being menaced by a murderous gang that is after the water they control.

Director:

Lance Hool

Writer:

Doug Lefler

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Swayze ... Nomad
Lisa Niemi ... Kasha
Anthony Zerbe ... Damnil
Christopher Neame ... Sho
Brion James ... Tark
John Fujioka ... Cord
Brett Hool Brett Hool ... Jux
Marcel van Heerden Marcel van Heerden ... Lann
Arnold Vosloo ... Makker
James Whyle James Whyle ... Tooey
Russel Savadier ... Off (as Russell Savadier)
Joseph Ribeiro Joseph Ribeiro ... Cali (as Joe Ribeiro)
Alex Heyns Alex Heyns ... Priest
Brad Morris Brad Morris ... Bluto
Tullio Moneta Tullio Moneta ... Henchman
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In a post-apocalyptic world, a warrior wandering through the desert comes upon a group of settlers who are being menaced by a murderous gang that is after the water they control.

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He is the desert warrior, carving the future with his sword. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Patrick Swayze and Lisa Niemi were married until his death on September 14, 2009. See more »

Goofs

When the boy is re-captured, he jumps from the sand buggy and suddenly grows three feet! Clearly a six foot male doing the stunt. See more »

Quotes

Sho: No one is better than me.
Nomad: You talk too much.
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Alternate Versions

German Video-Release was cut to get a "not under 16"-Rating. In contrast to this the TV-Version, which was also rated not unser 16, is uncut See more »

Connections

Referenced in Shakedown (1988) See more »

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Patrick Swayze Cuts and is Cut
26 January 2013 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

After most of civilization destroyed by a futuristic World War III, well-built warrior Patrick Swayze (as Nomad) wanders through the desert. He meditates while doing handstands (guess this helps make him a better warrior, and you will be proved correct), then shows excellent swordsmanship by annihilating some "half-people" who appear to live in the sand. As "Tremors" (1990) later confirmed, sand creatures are nasty; besides, they threaten the life of our handsome hero. Looking like a romance novel cover model, Mr. Swayze must find sneering vigilante Christopher Neame (as Sho), the man killed his martial arts mentor...

Cooling his heels, Swayze stays at a farm with beautiful blonde widow Lisa Niemi-Swayze (as Kasha) and her cute son Brett Hool (as Jux), who just may be related to director Lance Hool. They live with brave Brion James (as Tark). Proving hairstylists will survive a nuclear holocaust, the Swayzes must protect her irrigation development from wicked Anthony Zerbe (as Damnil). His wells are running dry and she has all the water. This is highly derivative, but with good enough action. Swayze body watchers will be in more than pleased with his appearance. The soundtrack by Mad Max" (1979) composer Brian May is adept.

****** Steel Dawn (11/6/87) Lance Hool ~ Patrick Swayze, Lisa Niemi, Christopher Neame, Brion James


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 1988 (South Africa) See more »

Also Known As:

Desert Warrior See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,520,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$311,892, 8 November 1987

Gross USA:

$562,187

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$562,187
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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