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Traxx (1988)

Traxx has battled his way through El Salvador, the Middle East and Nicaragua, spitting lead with two-handed good grace. He decides to retire to a life of baking designer cookies. Running ... See full summary »

Director:

Jerome Gary

Writer:

Gary DeVore
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shadoe Stevens Shadoe Stevens ... Traxx
Priscilla Barnes ... Mayor Alexandria Cray
Willard E. Pugh ... Deeter
Robert Davi ... Aldo Palucci
John Hancock ... Chief Emmett Decker
Hugh Gillin ... Commissioner R.B. Davis
Michael Kirk Michael Kirk ... Deputy Mayhew
Raymond O'Connor ... Tibbs
Herschel Sparber Herschel Sparber ... Guzik #1
Jonathan Lutz Jonathan Lutz ... Guzik #2
Lucius Houghton Lucius Houghton ... Guzik #3
Darrow Igus Darrow Igus ... Wendell
Arlene Lorre ... Celeste
Wally Amos Wally Amos ... Famous Amos
Wallace Merck ... Jerome
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Storyline

Traxx has battled his way through El Salvador, the Middle East and Nicaragua, spitting lead with two-handed good grace. He decides to retire to a life of baking designer cookies. Running out of dough to buy more dough, he hires himself as a "Town Tamer" and begins cleaning up Hadleyville, Texas, telling the lowlife street scum, "You got three choices. Be good, be gone, or be dead." Like all bacteria, the scum are resistant: crime boss Aldo Palucci (Robert Davi) brings in the dreaded Guzik brothers to rid the town of the town tamer, setting the stage for a showdown in the streets. Written by Bruce Scott <meampr@alaska.net>

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Garbage you dump, trash you kill See more »

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Action | Comedy

Certificate:

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Trivia

Feature debut for television personality Shadoe Stevens. See more »

Goofs

During the opening scenes, the shadow of the camera mount and its operator can be seen on the ground during Traxx' point-of-view shot as he rides a skateboard while holding on the back bumper of a police car seconds before crashing into the pet store. See more »

Quotes

Traxx: [refering to criminal who is holding up a pet store] He shot an old lady and a puppy!
Cop: The old lady was sport, but the puppy... Whew! That was pure genius. He can plead insanity on that one.
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Soundtracks

Riggatoni Baloney
Written by Jay Gruska
Published by DEG Entertainment Music Co.
Performed by Michele Gruska
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Verrrrrry Funny, classic cookie comedy!
12 June 2005 | by bluewave67See all my reviews

This film is very funny, although it is currently our of print. If you desire a cheesy 1980's film that puts a mercenary into the competitive cookie business...this is your film. Shadoe is hilarious! Precilla Barnes is also very good as the mayor of the town that Shadoe Stevens tries to "tame" in order to fund his cookie business. The only problem is that he can not cook! This film is classic overdone male machismo, wrapped up in cookie dough. Yes, it is predictable, but very funny nonetheless. As far as I know, this is the only film where Shadoe Stevens is the star. He became famous for doing the voice tracks and announcements for the original Hollywood Squares.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1989 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

I siderenia pygmi See more »

Filming Locations:

Wilmington, North Carolina, USA

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Budget:

$6,500,000 (estimated)
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Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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