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Thunderground (1989)

A con-artist meets a tough fighter and sees him as her ticket to a better life. The two make an agreement and head off to New Orleans to arrange a match with "the man" - the mysterious king... See full summary »

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David Mitchell

Writers:

Damian Lee (screenplay), David Mitchell (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Michael Copeman ... Cody
Paul Coufos ... Bird
Pete Dempster Pete Dempster ... Rhubarb
Michael Ironside
Donny Lalonde Donny Lalonde ... Minister
Margaret Langrick Margaret Langrick ... Casey
Ken Roberts Ken Roberts ... Cook (as Kenneth W. Roberts)
William Sanderson ... Ratman
Ric Sarabia ... Moondog
Michael Scherer ... Jimbo
Warren Van Evera Warren Van Evera ... Red Rider
Jesse Ventura ... The Man
M. Emmet Walsh ... Wedge
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A con-artist meets a tough fighter and sees him as her ticket to a better life. The two make an agreement and head off to New Orleans to arrange a match with "the man" - the mysterious king of bare-knuckled boxing. There are no rules for this fight...one man wins when the other dies. Written by jeffman52001

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Action | Adventure

Certificate:

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Boxcar Blues See more »

Filming Locations:

Ontario, Canada See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Drive South
Written and Performed by John Hiatt
Published by Lillybilly Music BMI
Administered by Bug Music
John Hiatt Appears Courtesy of A&M Records
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Ridiculous
12 July 2005 | by tarbosh22000See all my reviews

"Thunderground" is a very silly film. It's about a would-be boxer and a kid who want to fight the ultimate bad guy: "The Man" played by Jesse Ventura. The acting is pretty bad except Ventura who knows he's in a goofy film, and he overacts with glee.

I'm happy when movies like this see the light of day and not disappear off the face of the earth.

"Thunderground" is a mixture of "Rocky", "Over The Top", and "Bloodsport". If you want to see hobos beat each other up and Jesse Ventura fighting in a remote forest, this is the movie for you.

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