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In post-apocalyptic 2037, Judy rebels against the AI-ruled utopia where people live in a happy VR simulation. She's exiled to a post-nuclear wasteland where she meets drifter Stover. Mutated cannibals capture them for their leader Seer.

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Steve Barnett

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John Brancato (as Henry Dominick), Michael Ferris (as Henry Dominick)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Campbell ... Stover
Angus Scrimm ... Seer / Systems Operator
Marta Martin ... Judy (as Marta Alicia)
Elizabeth Kent Elizabeth Kent ... Cornelia
Mary Becker Mary Becker ... Mom
Wendy Sandow Wendy Sandow ... Claude
Brian Brill Brian Brill ... Tenor
Bekki Vallin Bekki Vallin ... Pregnant Woman
Matt Hensley Matt Hensley ... Cop #1
Keith Rodenberger Keith Rodenberger ... Cop #2
Gene McGarr Gene McGarr ... Infinisynth Announcer
Roger Perkovich Roger Perkovich ... Crawler
John Thorpe John Thorpe ... Crawler
Gerald Shidell Gerald Shidell ... Crawler
Tyrone Yonash Tyrone Yonash ... Crawler
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A young woman in a post-apocalyptic world rebels against the status quo, in which everyone lives their lives out in a virtual reality fantasy world of their own choosing... With consequences she couldn't have imagined. Written by Rick Chadderdon <chance@vixen.wizard.com>

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In the future, life will be a dream. And reality a nightmare.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 August 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Agyvadászok See more »

Filming Locations:

Gay, Michigan, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Fangoria Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Bruce Campbell met his wife Ida Gearon in the set of this film. According to his auto-biography, Campbell approached her with the excuse of wanting to learn how to sew, which is what his character would do in the movie. See more »

Quotes

Infinisynth Announcer: [atomic explosion] Stupidity, chaos, cruelty, pain. Reality, a failure worse than any nightmare. There was no fixing it. Nothing to be done, except... escape. Infinisynth: more fantastic than fantasy, more real than reality. The ultimate experience is Infinisynth. It's all been remade for you and it's anything you want it to be. It's your reality. Let your dreams come true in your very own world. Hook into the happiness system. Relax, imagine, enjoy. Hook in.
Judy: Bullshit.
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The name's Stover… And I'm a post-apocalyptic slave…
27 November 2006 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

Although not really having "enjoyed" Mindwarp, I must admit it's a fairly competent movie with a handful of disturbing images and a whole lot of blood-spurting gore. The popular genre magazine Fangoria raised the necessary funds for this film and they pretty much know what their target audiences adore as well as whom they like to see in horror films. So we've got a story with some really dark topics and two respectable icons starring in important supportive roles. I'm sure many horror fans would blindly pick up a copy of "Mindwarp" only because the names of Bruce Campbell ("the Evil Dead") and Angus Scrimm ("Phantasm") are displayed on the cover. Unfortunately, however, the script is weak and very incoherent and it too often feels like the outrageously nasty gore was only put in to compensate for the lack of content. Somewhere deep into the 21st century, our planet has become a completely uninhabitable wasteland and the remaining humans live in underground rooms where their days are filled with mind-controlling computer games that induce personal fantasies. Judy rebels against this dull way of life and she's promptly exiled to the dangerous upland, where she teams up with solo-warrior Strover (Bruce Campbell) and battles a community of mutated cannibalistic creatures. The opening sequences involving hi-tech computer mumbo-jumbo are boring, confusing and pretentious and the film only becomes somewhat interesting as soon as we're in the uncanny post-apocalyptic surface settings. The Crawler's liar is creepy and sinister, and their leader (Angus Scrimm) has some gruesome hobbies like gouging people's eyes out and throwing the rest of their bodies into propellers. Nice. One-time-actress Marta Alicia doesn't bring her lines very convincing, but she sure has an athletic body and at least she had some quality time with the almighty Bruce Campbell. Good for her! "Mindwarp" is okay entertainment, but if you're looking for really good post-apocalyptic Sci-Fi movies, check out the "Mad Max" trilogy, "Damnation Alley" or "Hardware".


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