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Robowar - Robot da guerra (1988)

A clone/mix of PREDATOR, RAMBO, and ROBOCOP gone nuts jungle flick with an international cast, exotic locale and good electronic music.

Director:

Bruno Mattei (as Vincent Dawn)

Writers:

Rossella Drudi (screenplay), Rossella Drudi (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Reb Brown ... Maj. Murphy Black
Catherine Hickland ... Virgin
Massimo Vanni ... Pvt. Larry Guarino (as Alex McBride)
Romano Puppo ... Cpl. Neil Corey
Claudio Fragasso ... The Hunter (as Clyde Anderson)
Luciano Pigozzi ... (scenes deleted) (as Alan Collins)
Max Laurel Max Laurel ... Quang
Jim Gaines Jim Gaines ... Sonny 'Blood' Peel
John P. Dulaney ... Arthur 'Papa Doc' Bray
Mel Davidson Mel Davidson ... Mascher
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A clone/mix of PREDATOR, RAMBO, and ROBOCOP gone nuts jungle flick with an international cast, exotic locale and good electronic music.

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian | English

Release Date:

1988 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Robowar See more »

Filming Locations:

Pagsanjan, Laguna, Philippines See more »

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Production Co:

Flora Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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The closing credits switche Massimo Vanni with Jim Gaines. See more »

Quotes

Colonel: This is our coordinator, Maj. Murphy Black. Multi-decorated field officer, better known as "Killzone."
Mascher: Why do they have nicknames?
Colonel: You should know what the group is called. "BAM."
Mascher: BAM?
Colonel: Big Ass Motherfuckers.
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I Trust
(1985)
(From "Metallo Italia")
Music and Lyrics by Chris Bianco
Performed by Raff
Lead vocals by Chris Bianco
Fausto Donato (Lead Guitar)
Brian Vagnarelli (Bass)
Fabiano Bianco (Drums & Percussions)
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Vincent Dawn's messterpiece
16 March 2011 | by InzyWimzySee all my reviews

Ah, leave it to the directorial talent (or lack thereof) of Bruno Mattei to make me yearn for the Citizen Kane Reb Brown classics such as Space Mutiny or Yor the Hunter from the Future.

Think of this outing as a prolonged hike in the nature preserve. Reb is Murphy Black; the leader of commando group on a mission of...actually what WAS their mission(?) as it's evident that Reb himself wasn't even sure of. Heck, I don't even know if I'd let Reb lead me in a game of horseshoes let alone on a reconnaissance endeavor. No tears are shed on this journey as people are killed and you have no iota clue (or concern) about who they are or what purpose they serve except as bullet fodder. Thrill at the menacing Omega 1 (that reminds me to get multivitamins at GNC this week) as his state of the art pixelated kill-o-vision makes him...well, pretty lame. His 8 bit speech makes him sound like he contracted a form of Robot Tourettes. I can't be too angry with him as he helps to thin the herd thus providing a semblance of entertainment. Herr Mattei also had access to bio lab skeletons and you're bloody sure that he was going to use them!

All levity aside, many thanks to Smoke Manmuscle, I mean Reb for making this trial somewhat amusing. Whether it's his high shrilled helium-ated octaves of unforgettable lines such as 'Incoming, get out of here!' and 'Move out!' or his constant bickering with Mascher (less than Carl Weathers and more like Andy Richter's shady uncle), Murphy Black weathers the storm to the beat of a Casio laced soundtrack. Beware the true horror of Robowar: the cutoff shirt prone to exposing Rebbish midriff.

The horror...the horror....


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