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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rutger Hauer ... Sallow
Delroy Lindo ... Mbulu
Anna Katarina ... Big Cimber
Vincent D'Onofrio ... Young Gar (as Vincent Phillip D'Onofrio)
Gandhi MacIntyre ... Gandhi
Justin Monjo Justin Monjo ... Dog Boy (as Justin Monju)
Aaron Martin Aaron Martin ... Samchin Boy
Joan Chen ... Kidda
Casey Huang Casey Huang ... Kidda's Father
Quang Dinh Quang Dinh ... Samchin Head Elder
John Doumtsis John Doumtsis ... Samchin Timekeeper
John Biro John Biro ... Samchin Peasant #1
Brian Cawley Brian Cawley ... Samchin Peasant #2
Gino Terranova Gino Terranova ... Samchin Peasant #3
Cecilia Wong Cecilia Wong ... Kidda's Mother
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A Mad Max-esque post apocalyptic world provides the backdrop for a brutal, futuristic game resembling football. Rutger Hauer plays a disgraced former star leading a rag tag group of "Juggers" to one of the remaining Nine Cities for glory and redemption Written by Anonymous

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When juggers play there is only one way to live - THE HARD WAY! - [Australia Theatrical] [Title as Salute of the Jugger] See more »

Genres:

Action | Sci-Fi | Sport

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

Australia | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 February 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Salute of the Jugger See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

AUD 10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$471,775, 25 February 1990, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$882,290
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The movie's closing credits give: "Special thanks to the People of Coober Pedy, South Australia." See more »

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The 90-minute version lists Greg Jordan as "New Qwik" in the end credits, but the final scene in which he appears is only available in the 104-minute version. See more »

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Sallow: Two Juggers can't fuck after the game. It doesn't work. Unless you like to rub wounds against wounds.
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Pre-title card: "People no longer remembered the Golden Age of the 20th Century. They didn't remember the miraculous technology or the cruel wars that followed. They didn't remember when juggers first played The Game or how it came to be played with a dog skull..." See more »

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Excellent
29 September 2005 | by wj-1See all my reviews

It was a while ago when I first saw this movie and watched it again recently. People might complain that it doesn't have enough dialogue, plot is not intricate enough, there aren't any special effects for a Sci-fi movie, and it is too low budget to be considered a good movie. But I'll say people who say such things, they don't really know how to appreciate a good movie or understand what a good movie is, because they are too used to modern day rubbish jam packed with special effects, explosions, unnecessary twists and horrible scripts.

I think everything is done just right in the movie and I especially love the way they give no sentimentality to the backdrop to the movie. No discussion of the past as to why the world they do jugging is the way it is and everyone in this world just get on with their lives in this gritty desolate world without any lamenting thoughts to the past.

I won't go into much detail, but all I'll say is just watch the movie and you'll be glad that you did. By the way, it seems like there are two versions which I didn't realise until I read the comments here and seems like the shorter version cuts out the ending. Since I thought the ending was very fitting I do recommend you watch the longer version, it just won't have the same impact without the proper ending.


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