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Sons of Steel (1988)

In a futuristic Australia, a scheme to blow up the Sydney Opera House is discovered. The only way to stop it is to send an agent back in time to prevent the plotters from hatching it.


Gary L. Keady


Gary L. Keady
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rob Hartley ... Black Alice
Roz Wason Roz Wason ... Hope
Jeff Duff Jeff Duff ... Secta
Dagmar Bláhová ... Honor
Ralph Cotterill Ralph Cotterill ... Karzoff
Elizabeth Richmond Elizabeth Richmond ... Djard
Wayne Snell Wayne Snell ... Ex
Machs Colombani Machs Colombani
Mark Hembrow ... Mal
Sharlie Wetherill Sharlie Wetherill ... Stained Class
Gordon Wood Gordon Wood ... Police trooper Dicks
Wendy Dys Wendy Dys ... Meg
Raquel Suarstzman Raquel Suarstzman ... Prissy
Michele Vaughan Michele Vaughan ... Voluptuous
Jos O'Neill Jos O'Neill ... Robert; android


In the 20th Century, Aussie Heavy metal singer and peace activist BLACK ALICE is captured by the fascist Government of Oceana and de-materialized into a hologram. He's accidentally released from the hologram by Barbarians into a dystopian world all remaining from a nuclear holocaust that had all but destroyed mankind. He learns from a surviving mad scientist, that he had caused the very accident that had all but destroy mankind and finds a way to return in time to save the world from nuclear destruction. Written by Gary L. Keady

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May 1988 (France) See more »

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Az Acél Fiai See more »

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This film is considered an "Ozploitation" (Australian exploitation) picture. See more »


Black Alice: If the freak doesn't get me this bloody smell will - I think it's had a shit here! Hope I don't step in it.
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Written by Gary L. Keady (uncredited), John Vallins (uncredited) and Paul Radcliffe (uncredited)
Performed by Black Alice
Backing vocals by Lori Balmer
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Cheesy, nonsensical, but can be funny at times
1 March 2015 | by TyrkeSee all my reviews

To me, this is an essential "so bad it's good" movie. As per usual with such films, a friend dared me to watch Sons of Steel. After accepting the challenge, I gave it a watch. Wow.

The movie is a semi-musical sci-fi from Australia. The concept is interesting, and there is definitely some artistic value hidden in it. Trying to describe the plot is like playing cat's cradle while riding a bike sitting backwards, blindfolded. Most of the time it doesn't make any sense. What makes this movie good is the fun factor: the director obviously was having fun making the film. It's obvious that the jokes are cheesy, and are meant to be so. In my opinion, the cheese is the most appealing part of Sons of Steel. Some of the quotes stuck with me for over a decade, and I can sharply recall some of the weirdest scenes from the movie in a heartbeat.

I consider SoS an essential party movie, which you should watch with your friends amidst a constant mix of booing and laughing.

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