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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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Michael Herz, Lloyd Kaufman (as Samuel Weil)

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Lloyd Kaufman (story), Mitchell Dana (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carolyn Beauchamp Carolyn Beauchamp ... Lydia
Sean Bowen ... Taylor
Rick Washburn ... Parker (as Michael Ryder)
Patrick Weathers ... Kirkland
Jessica Dublin ... Dottie
Steven Crossley Steven Crossley ... Marshall
Lorayn DeLuca Lorayn DeLuca ... Maria (as Lorayn Lane Deluca)
Charles Kay-Hune Charles Kay-Hune ... Hardwick (as Charles Kay Hune)
Ara Romanoff Ara Romanoff ... Cooney
Brenda Brock Brenda Brock ... Kim
Lisbeth Kaufman Lisbeth Kaufman ... Jingoistic Baby
Lisa Petruno ... Jennifer (as Lisa Patruno)
Alex Cserhart Alex Cserhart ... Sean
Aleida Harris Aleida Harris ... Nancy
Mary Yorio 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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Official Sites:

Troma

Country:

USA

Language:

English | German | Spanish

Release Date:

18 November 1989 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

1,000 Ways to Die See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(director's cut) | (R-rated)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Good Spoof, with Tons of B Movie Excesses
4 July 2007 | by JakealopeSee all my reviews

This movie is a spoof of all those Rambo/Norris/Ahnuld commando bloodbath movies from the 80's. It is very unsubtle, full of cartoonish shootouts where the same bad guy terrorists get mowed down by the good guy plane crash survivors, some cheesy sex and boob scenes, with an original hard rock background music score. Basically, a random bunch of people crash on a Caribbean Island: punk rocker, Wall Street yuppie, hysterical woman, priest, etc etc; owned by Cuba. The island is a terrorist training camp for a motley bunch of cartoonish terrorists, loosely based on the 80's Communist types. There is a pig snouted redneck terrorist, a psycho Nazi Jew hating one, Russians, Arabs, a ninja, and even two Siamese twin leaders. They are going to land in the US and undermine us with AIDS and random violence, ala "Invasion USA", I guess. So this motley bunch of survivors, led by an ex Airborne Vietnam vet, start kicking some serious butt instead.

There isn't too much of a plot after that, but plenty of gratuitous violence on the level of Monty Python, with more shootout scenes than ten action movies put together. But the same bunch of terrorists keep getting mowed down by our heroes. It is funny yet the overkill grows on you after a while. But it definitely is chock full of special effects and weapons, especially for a low budget flick.

To call this a politically incorrect movie is a euphemism for a totally bad taste movie. But it does have it's charm, in a cheap, exploitative but not a stupid way. Definitely not for the weak at heart, while not gory compared to modern horror movies, it has some real bloody hamburger scenes


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