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Troma's War (1988)

A group of assorted Americans survive a plane crash in a Caribbean island, and discover it is infested with crawling snakes and other venomous beasts. Even worse, terrorists are preparing a full out war on America with a biological weapon.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carolyn Beauchamp ... Lydia
... Taylor
... Parker (as Michael Ryder)
... Kirkland
... Dottie
Steven Crossley ... Marshall
Lorayn Lane Deluca ... Maria
Charles Kay-Hune ... Hardwick (as Charles Kay Hune)
Ara Romanoff ... Cooney
Brenda Brock ... Kim
Lisbeth Kaufman ... Jingoistic Baby
... Jennifer (as Lisa Patruno)
Alex Cserhart ... Sean
Aleida Harris ... Nancy
Mary Yorio ... Laurie
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A small group of typical Tromaville citizens find themselves in the path of a terrorist army controlled by the power elite. The freedom of Tromaville and the world is at stake! Troma's War creates new kinds of heroes. A used car salesman, a handsome environmentalist, an obese junk-food gourmand, a seventy-year-old housewife, some sensational young women, a year old jingoistic baby and more sensational women all become deadly soldiers... Written by Anonymous

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There's nothing like a good war to make heroes of us all. See more »


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Release Date:

18 November 1989 (South Korea)  »

Also Known As:

1,000 Ways to Die  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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(director's cut) | (R-rated)

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Trivia

The leader of the AIDS brigade is named Senor Sida. Sida is the Spanish word for AIDS. See more »

Goofs

In the finale one of the female characters gets shot in the back, for a moment a bloody wound can be seen. A second later when the camera films her from behind, the wound has disappeared. See more »

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Marshall: [after Marshall stabbed a terrorist in the stomach] Now... Let's see if you got any guts, not pretty much it seems.
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At the end of the credits, the frame unfreezes as the survivors walk away, then all the cast, including the dead bodies strewn all over the place, turn to the camera, smile and wave. See more »

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Troma's War? Troma's best!
8 July 2016 | by See all my reviews

TROMA'S WAR isn't a great film by any respects but this highly cheesy war movie is certainly the best Troma film I've seen to date. This is because the majority of Troma films are cheap, gross-out comedies with rubbish acting and effects. This has the cheapness and the rubbish acting, but in some places it's actually quite decent.

You could call TROMA'S WAR a camp classic if you were feeling charitable and it's certainly an '80s film through and through. It's an over the top cheese fest about a group of people stranded on a desert island where they discover an evil guerrilla army is running rampant. Inevitably it's up to them to stop it which they attempt to do in the most violent ways imaginable.

There's no real plot here after the initial set up, just a bunch of random action and war sequences joined together. The film is marred by horrible over acting and more screaming than in a dozen horror flicks, but it does have a wealth of war action and violence to recommend it. Seen uncut it's a gruesome film with some surprisingly explicit moments like the excruciating tongue extraction scene and plenty of bloody squib hits. There's also plenty of topless nudity and explosive stuff going on. A masterpiece it isn't, but I found it oddly watchable and enjoyable and in high definition it at least looks good.


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