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Dune Warriors (1991)

After the end of the world, Earth is a thirsty planet ruled by vicious warlords. One woman is brave enough to fight back; she bands together five warriors to save her town and their ... See full summary »


Cirio H. Santiago


Thomas McKelvey Cleaver (screenplay)




Complete credited cast:
David Carradine ... Michael
Rick Hill ... John
Luke Askew ... William
Jillian McWhirter ... Val
Blake Boyd ... Dorian
Val Garay Val Garay ... Jason
Joseph Zucchero Joseph Zucchero ... Reynaldo
Bon Vibar Bon Vibar ... Emilio
Henry Strzalkowski Henry Strzalkowski ... Luis
Dante Varona Dante Varona ... Ricardo
Maria Isabel Lopez ... Miranda
Nick Nicholson Nick Nicholson ... Tomas
Ned Hourani Ned Hourani ... Randall
Daniel Nicholson Daniel Nicholson ... Village Boy
Joanne Griffin Joanne Griffin ... Mother


After the end of the world, Earth is a thirsty planet ruled by vicious warlords. One woman is brave enough to fight back; she bands together five warriors to save her town and their precious water. Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

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In the future our only hope for survival will be ... Dune Warriors

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Rated R for graphic violence, and for sensuality and some language. | See all certifications »

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The sword and costume worn by David Carradine's character was previously featured in The Warrior and the Sorceress (1984) and later in Wizards of the Lost Kingdom II (1989). See more »


Edited into Water Wars (2014) See more »


Desert Heat
Performed by The Score Warriors
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Shows its audience a good enough time.
19 September 2019 | by Hey_SwedenSee all my reviews

In another of his numerous 80s / 90s B movie assignments, David Carradine plays Michael, a lone wolf in a post-nuke desert. One day, he encounters a young woman (Jillian McWhirter, "After Midnight") who hopes to hire some warriors to defend her community of "Chinle". The main bad guy is a warlord named William (veteran movie bad guy Luke Askew, "Rolling Thunder"), and Michael's been yearning to destroy William for vengeances' sake.

The script (by Thomas McKelvey Cleaver) and direction (by Filipino exploitation icon Cirio H. Santiago) are very routine, but "Dune Warriors" is still sufficient entertainment for undemanding viewers. One has to respect any movie that dispenses with exposition regarding the current state of planet Earth and dives head first into the action right away. Here, we're treated to a plethora of explosions, nasty gunshot wounds, and a couple of good fire gags. Basically, "Dune Warriors" is an "action for its own sake" type of deal. But giving the story some interest is the fact that it's yet another variation on the old "Seven Samurai" formula (except that the number of warriors assembled here is five, not seven).

Carradine is okay - no more, no less - as he and the always solid Askew, his nemesis from the fantasy flick "The Warrior and the Sorceress", face off. The supporting cast is fun: Rick Hill ("Deathstalker") as Carradine's sidekick, Blake Boyd ("First Kid") as the handsome Dorian who takes a fancy to McWhirters' character Val, Joseph Zucchero ("Naked Vengeance") as the cowardly Reynaldo, Henry Strzalkowski ("Equalizer 2000") as Vals' weaselly fiancee, and especially the enticing Maria Isabel Lopez ("Kinatay") as warrior woman Miranda.

A collective dubbed "The Score Warriors" did the music, and it's pretty good; the end credits song is also quite enjoyable.

This is a decent mindless diversion for fans of the post-nuke genre.

Six out of 10.

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Release Date:

18 January 1991 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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