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Robot Jox (1989)

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It is post-World War III. War is outlawed. In its place, are matches between large Robots called Robot Jox. These matches take place between two large superpowers over disputed territories.... See full summary »

Director:

Stuart Gordon

Writers:

Stuart Gordon (story), Joe Haldeman (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Graham ... Achilles
Anne-Marie Johnson ... Athena
Paul Koslo ... Alexander
Robert Sampson ... Commisioner Jameson
Danny Kamekona ... Dr. Matsumoto
Hilary Mason ... Professor Laplace
Michael Alldredge ... Tex Conway
Jeffrey Combs ... 1st Prole
Michael Saad Michael Saad ... 2nd Prole
Ian Patrick Williams ... Phillip
Jason Marsden ... Tommy
Carolyn Purdy-Gordon ... Kate
Thyme Lewis ... Sargon
Gary Houston ... Sportcaster
Russel Case Russel Case ... Hercules
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Storyline

It is post-World War III. War is outlawed. In its place, are matches between large Robots called Robot Jox. These matches take place between two large superpowers over disputed territories. The main character Achilles is a pilot in one of the large Robots. The plot revolves around him and a match for the state of Alaska. Written by Anonymous

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The ultimate killing machine. Part Man. Part Metal.


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Robojox See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,272,977
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Contrary to what was seen on screen, stars Gary Graham and Anne-Marie Johnson did not get along with one another, mostly because of their differences in political beliefs. Graham was mostly Conservative while Johnson had a more Liberal mindset. See more »

Goofs

When Athena confronts Achilles in his apartment to render him unconscious with an injector, it's all too easy to spot Athena pulling what is clearly a glue gun out of her outfit. This is then "matched" to a much better looking prop injector in an insert - followed by a cut back to the shot with the original glue gun. See more »

Quotes

Alexander: [to Achilles] I kill you already!
[taps head]
Alexander: In here!
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Alternate Versions

SPOILER: MGM's R1 DVD carries the film's original PG rating, but includes instances of violence and gore previously unseen in the U.S. and Canada. After Achilles' robot falls on the spectators, there are more shots of both Gary Graham's bloody face and of the dead bodies in the stands. A news broadcast immediately following now opens with a badly burned man screaming in pain for a couple of seconds. Also, when the traitorous Tex shoots scientist Matsumoto in the head, blood sprays on the wall behind the latter. In the old version (released theatrically by Epic and on tape and laserdisc by RCA/Columbia), Tex pulls the trigger and it instead cuts to a recycled shot of an exploding robot on a video monitor; the bloodstained wall is never shown. The bits in question are included on the Japanese DVD, so apparently American and Canadian audiences are only now getting the cut of the movie that the rest of the world has enjoyed for years. The MPAA database indicates that ROBOT JOX was originally rated PG-13, but trimmed to obtain PG. Evidently Epic felt that children were the movie's only audience, which makes one wonder why they didn't also edit out Anne-Marie Johnson's brief nude scene. See more »

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Referenced in Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) See more »

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Robot Jox

This movie i've loved since i was young! Its excellent. Although, it may be a bit much for the average movie watcher if one can't interpret certain subtleties in the film (for example, our hero's name is Achilles, and in the final battle between him and Alexander he's shot in the heel with a rocket, just as Achilles in mythology was shot in his heel). That's a just a little fact that is kind of amusing! Anyway, great movie, good story, it'd be neat to see it redone with today's special effects! Oddly enough, Gary Graham had average success, starring in the T.V. show Alien Nation. This movie is a fun watch and should be more appreciated!


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