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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 ... 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:

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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$10,166,459
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color (TVC)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The character names Gibson Rickenbacker, Nady Simmons, Fender Tremolo, Marshall Strat, and Pearl Prophet are also names of musical instruments or manufacturers. See more »

Goofs

The 40-foot boat never has more than two men on deck and four or five below decks, Freddy has a lot more men with him when Gibson catches up in Charleston. In addition to the cyborg and at least one "pirate" guarding her off-screen, Freddy is joined in one shot by another 13 pirates, after Gibson has already killed five. That's a total of at least 21 on the small boat. 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

German rental video (rated "Not under 18") misses many of the violent scenes. Retail video has a "Not under 16" rating and is cut by 23 minutes. See more »

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Cyborg: My brain hates me right now
28 October 2018 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

I'm not an action movie guy at the best of times but I consider the 80's/90's to be the best time for the genre. Sure many were cheesy as hell but they often had a certain charm about them, this doesn't.

Couple of interesting facts about Cyborg. First of all it began a franchise, many people don't realise as they aren't simply Cyborg 1, 2, 3 etc they merged into another film series and they're incredibly still going at time of writing.

Second Cyborg was originally supposed to be Masters of the Universe 2! That's right this was meant to be a sequel to the Dolph Lungren He-Man film but after it tanked at the box office they changed their minds. However a script was written, the production had already been prepped so they decided to make the movie anyway, changing some characters and make it R rated.

It tells the story of a wanderer in a post apocalyptic world, lost and alone after the death of his family he swears vengeance and etc etc etc. Very cliched cheesy stuff with a cyborg related side story that ultimately didn't even need to exist and contributes nothing to the movie.

What makes Cyborg really stand out is the acting, it's atrocious. I don't just mean Van Damme I mean everyone across the board. It has some of the most consistently awful acting I've possibly ever seen, Deborah Richter is adorable but can't act in the slightest and don't even get me started on the movies antagonist.

I hope the franchise get's better as I'll be binging it, I'll just say this is one for diehard action fanatics alone.

The Good:

I liked bit where the screen went black and all the peoples names appeared

The Bad:

Clean sweep of awful actors/actresses

Cliched to hell and back

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

Bad guys don't brush their teeth

Acting ability is optional when casting for action movies


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