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Cyborg (1989)

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 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Heat Seekers See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,179,811, 9 April 1989, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$10,166,459
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color (TVC)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Jean-Claude Van Damme re-edited the film, much as he did with Bloodsport (1988), to make the fight scenes more exciting and trim down the drama. Van Damme spent two months editing the film. He would do the same on Hard Target (1993) See more »

Goofs

Early in the film, Nady and Gibson meet up with a group of masked men in an abandoned concrete building. One of them jumps down onto a concrete table and scares Nady. In this scene, Nady has Levi's blue jeans instead of the grey pants she wears throughout the rest of the film. See more »

Quotes

Willy: Go to hell!
Fender Tremolo: Been there.
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Followed by Nemesis (1992) See more »

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This movie always gets me pumped up!
13 April 2002 | by pillowspamSee all my reviews

I first saw this movie when i was young and impressionable, but even to this day i still get pumped up after watching it. Granted the story line is full of holes and the dialogue kinda sucks, but when your watching a Van Damme movie who cares. I've been a big Van Damme fan for quite some time. Sure! he's a pitiful actor who should have his lines cut down to almost nothing, but he sure as hell can sell a fight scene. This movie is no exception. He won't win any academy awards with his performance but he does sell the i'm super p***ed and your gonna die look pretty well. That being the major reason why i enjoy the film. So if your looking for some solid fight scenes without a hole lot of plot, i highly recommend the movie. This movie is definitely under appreciated judging from the rating scale, all i ask is that some of these people relax a little and just enjoy a movie that doesn't have a plot line thats more complicated than a physics equation.


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