A martial artist hunts a killer in a plague-infested urban dump of the future.

Director:

Albert Pyun

Writer:

Albert Pyun (as Kitty Chalmers)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Claude Van Damme ... Gibson Rickenbacker
Deborah Richter ... Nady Simmons
Vincent Klyn Vincent Klyn ... Fender Tremolo
Alex Daniels ... Marshall Strat
Dayle Haddon ... Pearl Prophet
Blaise Loong Blaise Loong ... Furman Vux / Pirate / Bandit
Ralf Moeller ... Brick Bardo (as Rolf Muller)
Haley Peterson Haley Peterson ... Haley
Terrie Batson ... Mary
Jackson 'Rock' Pinckney Jackson 'Rock' Pinckney ... Tytus / Pirate / Bandit
Janice Graser Janice Graser ... Vorg
Robert Pentz Robert Pentz ... Base / Pirate / Bandit
Sharon K. Tew Sharon K. Tew ... Prather / Pirate / Bandit
Chuck Allen ... Vondo / Pirate / Bandit
Stefanos Miltsakakis ... Xylo / Pirate / Bandit
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Storyline

Gibson Rickenbacker is a hired fighter living in a plague-ravaged apocalyptic America where a plague has infested most of the United States and the rest of the world. In New York City, Gibson encounters a woman named Pearl Prophet. Pearl reveals to Gibson that she is a cyborg who is carrying vital-information for a group of scientists in Atlanta who are working on a cure to the plague and Pearl hires Gibson to escort her back to Atlanta. But Pearl is kidnapped by "Pirates" a murderous gang led by Fender Tremolo, who wants the cure for themselves and they decide to take Pearl to Atlanta themselves. Gibson, joined by a young woman named Nady Simmons, goes in pursuit of Fender and his gang, as Gibson sets out to rescue Pearl, stop Fender and his gang from reaching Atlanta and defeat Fender who slaughtered Gibson's family. Written by Daniel Williamson

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He's the First Hero of the 21st Century...And He's Our Only Hope.


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Trivia

When the film was first released on VHS in Germany, so many violent scenes were cut out that it ran only around 58 minutes, not even reaching feature length. See more »

Goofs

After Gibson Rickenbacker separates from Pearl for the first time, Fender comes to say "I will give you the horror show". A crewman in a white T-shirt is reflected in Fender's sunglasses. See more »

Quotes

Fender Tremolo: First there was the collapse of civilization: anarchy, genocide, starvation. Then when it seemed things couldn't get any worse, we got the plague. The Living Death, quickly closing its fist over the entire planet. Then we heard the rumors: that the last scientists were working on a cure that would end the plague and restore the world. Restore it? Why? I like the death! I like the misery! I like this world!
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Alternate Versions

In Albert Pyun's director's cut "Slinger", it was revealed Nady Simmons was a friend of Willy Jack and she was going to meet up with him in New York, when he was killed by Fender. See more »

Connections

Followed by Nemesis 3: Time Lapse (1996) See more »

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A lot of fun, if you don't take it too seriously!
23 January 2019 | by mrhowell-86699See all my reviews

I used to rent this movie all the time as a kid, as I've always enjoyed apocalyptic movies, and I still do. This movie is the classic "hero's tale". It has some great action sequences, gore and cinematography. It was also made on a shoestring budget by one of my favourite defunct film companies, Cannon!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Masters of the Universe 2: Cyborg See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,179,811, 9 April 1989

Gross USA:

$10,166,459

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,166,459
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color (TVC)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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