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The Sisterhood (1988)

The year is 2021 AD. Women have been enslaved by a brutal army of men who survived the nuclear holocaust. Their only hope for freedom is in the hands of a nomadic band of fierce ... See full summary »


Cirio H. Santiago

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rebecca Holden ... Alee
Chuck Wagner ... Mikal
Lynn-Holly Johnson ... Marya (as Lyn Holly Johnson)
Barbara Patrick ... Vera (as Barbara Hooper)
Robert Dryer Robert Dryer ... Lord Barak
Henry Strzalkowski Henry Strzalkowski ... Jon
David Light David Light ... Jev
Jim Moss Jim Moss ... Alek
Anthony East Anthony East ... Lord Jak
Tom McNeeley Tom McNeeley ... Gil
Warren McLean Warren McLean ... Sit Ster (as Warren MacLean)
Willy Schober Willy Schober ... Rolf (as Willie Morales)
Peter Shilton Peter Shilton ... Priest
Kenneth Peerless Kenneth Peerless ... Lord Kragg
Steve Rogers Steve Rogers ... Guard 1


The year is 2021 AD. Women have been enslaved by a brutal army of men who survived the nuclear holocaust. Their only hope for freedom is in the hands of a nomadic band of fierce she-warriors: The Sisterhood. Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

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Release Date:

January 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

2021 m.H. Gynaikes sta opla See more »

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Santa Fe See more »
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1.78 : 1
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Actress Lynn-Holly Johnson accidentally lopped off stuntman Greg Rocero index finger during one of the fight scenes with a prop swords. Rocero went straight to hospital and Lynn-Holly reportedly felt devastated for the rest of the picture. See more »


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It's the end of the world as we know it, and the ladies look fine.
23 February 2017 | by Scott LeBrunSee all my reviews

In this goofy, female empowerment, post-holocaust tale from director Cirio H. Santiago ("Equalizer 2000"), it's the future year of 2021. In the deserts of Earth, men hold all the power and have enslaved many women. It's up to the nomadic ladies known as "The Sisterhood" to restore some sense of equality. Two such Sisters that we meet are Alee (Rebecca Holden) and Vera (Barbara Patrick, the wife of Robert P.). They take under their wing a teen aged girl named Marya (Lynn-Holly Johnson of "Ice Castles" and "For Your Eyes Only"), whose kid brother (Tom McNeeley) was killed by one of the male antagonists, a warrior named Mikal (Chuck Wagner, "America 3000").

"The Sisterhood" is good, light entertainment for sci-fi lovers who favor the cheesy and silly side of post-holocaust cinema. It does earn some points for portraying its women as strong and independent, but not invulnerable. It also gives Alee and Vera special powers - Vera is telekinetic and Alee has healing abilities. Our three heroines generate sufficient rooting interest, and all of our grunting pig villains are appropriately odious. Mikal is an exception, proving to be more than one-dimensional.

Fine use is made of locations. The sets, costumes, and vehicles look decent enough for whatever minimal budget "The Sisterhood" had. The music score by Jun Latonio is variable: sometimes it's passable, and at other times it is just *awful*. It's all pleasantly cheesy, with a little bit of gore (there's a few close ups of sword wounds) and a fair amount of action. The performances are actually not too bad - Robert Dryer, the main baddie in "Savage Streets", as the creepy Lord Barak, Anthony East as Lord Jak. The female cast is very attractive, and there are adequate doses of bare flesh throughout.

Watching this one is a harmless enough way to kill a little over an hour and a half.

Seven out of 10.

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