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Deadly Reactor (1989)

In a post-apocalypse world inhabited by the Amish, a roving gang led by the corpulent Hog is making life miserable for the peaceful townspeople. Only one lone gunfighter dares to stand in ... See full summary »

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David Heavener

Writers:

Thomas Baldwin (story), David Heavener
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stuart Whitman ... Duke
David Heavener ... Cody
Darwyn Swalve Darwyn Swalve ... Hog
Alyson Davis Alyson Davis ... Shawna (as Allyson Davis)
Barbara Kerek Barbara Kerek ... Mrs. Dawson
Arvid Holmberg Arvid Holmberg ... Mr. Dawson
Ray Spinka Ray Spinka ... Mayor
David Leach David Leach ... Bartender
Philip Hillery Philip Hillery ... Sheriff (as Phil Hillery)
Norman Bernard Norman Bernard ... Bolie
Ace Cruz ... Keylow (as Ace Cruzherrera)
Cyndra Williams Cyndra Williams ... Singer
Dan Zukovic ... Rad
Billy Frank Billy Frank ... Tongue
Beth Adubato ... Mary (as Beth Adams)
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Storyline

In a post-apocalypse world inhabited by the Amish, a roving gang led by the corpulent Hog is making life miserable for the peaceful townspeople. Only one lone gunfighter dares to stand in their way. He never draws first - he's the reactor! Written by Brian J. Wright <bjwright@acs.ucalgary.ca>

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The good... the bad... and THE DEADLY.

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Action | Sci-Fi | Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 1989 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Reactor See more »

Filming Locations:

Independence, California, USA

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Mono

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Cody: Nobody thought there would be a nuclear holocaust, but there was.
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One of the great bad movies......
5 September 2010 | by Spudling2See all my reviews

This was David Heaveners' laughable homage to/ copy of the westerns of Clint Eastwood, combining as it does elements of the Dollar films, Pale Rider and High Plains Drifter. It is set in a post-apocalyptic world purely as a cost-cutting measure. A Western would have required horses and costumes and you wouldn't be able to hire bikers to play the heavies for a couple of barrels of beer.

The other reviewers have amply covered the ludicrous aspects of this movie that make it so stupid, so funny and so entertaining. But the highspot to me came when the townsfolk were waiting for the biker gang to attack them. Our hero shows them how to use guns, but then, just before the gang are due to arrive, he leaves the town and the townsfolk to their own devices. WHY ? He liked the townsfolk. He loved one of the women. He wanted revenge on the bikers. Why ride away and leave the townsfolk to certain death etc ? And it suddenly struck me. That is what Eastwood did in High Plains Drifter......


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