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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

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 »

Genres:

Action | Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Priscilla Barnes replaced Connie Selleca. 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

Commissioner R.B. Davis: As police officers, we hold to a higher standard to what we deal with. You're out of the jungle, Traxx! This is civilization, or can't you tell the difference?
Traxx: It didn't look much different to me.
Commissioner R.B. Davis: Let me tell you something, Traxx. This is the 80s! Suspects and victims have the same rights! Even if they do shoot and kill an old lady and a puppy!
Traxx: Well... I'd like to hear that from puppy's family.
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Soundtracks

Ain't Gonna Take it Anymore
Written by Jay Gruska and Paul Gordon
Published by Xamusic and French Surf Music
Performed by Steve Donn
Produced by Jay Gruska
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Nadir
20 March 2001 | by rmax304823See all my reviews

I worked as an atmosphere person on this film while it was shooting on the back lot in Wilmington, North Carolina. I was a drunken cowboy, a customer in the whorehouse parlor whose pocket was being picked by a scantily dressed employee, who was in fact a well brought up Southern Baptist girl who giggled nervously as I nuzzled her belly. My son Josh, an adopted Korean who was about eight at the time, was also an atmosphere person, playing one of the children in a kind of day care center in the whorehouse, genuinely startled when the door burst open because the move hadn't been announced. Now, as an insider on this project, I agree with other reviewers that this is one of the rottenest filthiest and altogether most execrable movies ever committed to film, the absolute nadir. I disagree with one reviewer's comment, however. The funniest gag is not the credit card decals on the whorehouse door. It is the scene in which Robert Davi (a competent actor, reserved guy, and stone opera fan) releases an inhuman amount of intestinal gas inside a closed vehicle while laughing hysterically, then lights a cigar, during which feckless act the car blows up. That's the funniest gag.


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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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