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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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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 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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Patrick Swayze. The 'Dirty Dancer' is now a desert warrior! See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$562,187
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

One of two movies starring Patrick Swayze which featured the word "Dawn" in the title. The other being Red Dawn (1984). 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 »

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 »

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if you like swayze, and you dislike good movies, this is the movie for you!!
27 February 2005 | by craZyforswayZSee all my reviews

Steel dawn, had no dawn and very little steel to speak of. However, it did contain large quantities of Swayze. The hero, played by Patrick Swayze, is a nomad traveling post-apocalyptic wastelands in search a swayz-tacular adventure. He meets up with Tark, a hulk-hogan-like individual who eventually befriends swayze. Their advisary, played by a rejected member of Bon Jovi, spends the majority of the film trying to kill swayze because he is jealous of his hair style. There are many whimsical happenings along the way, such as a swayze finding a dog, and swayze climbing a sand dune. Overall i give this movie a 4/10 due to its poor method of conveying the modern struggles of the inner self in an existential environment.


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