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Steel Dawn (1987) Poster

(1987)

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The movie featured a few cast and crew from the Hool family. These included Brett Hool, Lance Hool, and Conrad Hool.
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Patrick Swayze and Lisa Niemi were married until his death on September 14, 2009.
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The shipwreck partially buried in the desert appears to be the wreck of the Eduard Bohlen, a cargo ship that wrecked off Namibia's Skeleton Coast in 1909.
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Patrick Swayze and Lisa Niemi appeared in Next of Kin (1989), Letters from a Killer (1998), and One Last Dance (2003). They also worked on Grandview, U.S.A. (1984).
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Early film role of Arnold Vosloo, who appeared in The Mummy (1999) and The Mummy Returns (2001).
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The movie has oft been likened to Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981). This movie's Composer, Brian May, scored Mad Max (1979) and The Road Warrior (1981).
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The role that Nomad (Patrick Swayze) was hired for was as a "Peacemaker".
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One of numerous movies that were labelled rip-offs of Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981). The "Mad Max"-like movies, many Italian, included "Endgame" (Endgame - Bronx lotta finale (1983)), Stryker (1983), "Battle Truck" (Battletruck (1982)), "1990: Bronx Warriors" (1990: The Bronx Warriors (1982)), "Escape from the Bronx" (Bronx Warriors 2, Escape from the Bronx (1983)), "The New Barbarians" (Warriors of the Wasteland, Warriors of the Wasteland (1983)), "2020 Texas Gladiators" (Anno 2020 - I gladiatori del futuro (1982)), Steel Dawn (1987), and "Exterminators of the Year 3000" (The Exterminators of the Year 3000 (1983)).
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One of two 1987 movies starring Patrick Swayze. The other being Dirty Dancing (1987).
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The picture was likened to the western classic Shane (1953). Film critic Leonard Maltin said the film was a "futuristic rehash of Shane (1953)", and Rating the Movies stated the flick was "a futuristic Shane (1953) story".
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This was the only film written by Doug Lefler.
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The name of the post-World War III town was "Meridian".
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According to the British Post-Apocalypse movies website, "Brion James (best known for Blade Runner (1982)) also starred in: Cherry 2000 (1987), Frogtown II (1992), Nemesis (1992) and, of course, Steel Frontier (1995). Editor Mark Conte also worked on Nemesis (1992). Patrick Swayze's younger brother Don appeared in Driving Force (1989). Third Assistance Director Christa Schamberger was the Casting Director on Lunarcop (1995), Dirk Buchmann worked on the props for this and Lunarcop (1995). Sound Editor Virginia S. Ellsworth was the Music Editor on Cyborg (1989). Sound Re-recording Mixer Jeffrey J. Haboush had the same job on The Postman (1997). Sound Mixer David E. Stone was the Sound Effects Editor on Solarbabies (1986).
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One of at least three 1987 movies with the word "Steel(e)" in the title. The films include: Cold Steel (1987) and Steele Justice (1987).
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Star Billing: Patrick Swayze (first), Lisa Niemi (second), and Anthony Zerbe (third).
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One of two movies starring Patrick Swayze which featured the word "Dawn" in the title. The other being Red Dawn (1984).
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Brion James and Patrick Swayze sported beards and mustaches in this movie.
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Brett Hool received an "introducing" credit.
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Second of only three feature films directed by Lance Hool.
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