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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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Taglines:

The ultimate killing machine. Part Man. Part Metal.

Genres:

Action | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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

The patches worn on the suits of Tex and Achilles include real US Army unit patches, such as the 101st AIRBORNE and the 18TH AIRBORNE CORP. See more »

Goofs

Achilles' scars change throughout the movie. See more »

Quotes

Tex Conway: Crash and burn.
Achilles: That's just for Jox.
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What's Up With the Bad Reviews?
26 November 2001 | by winstonsmith_84See all my reviews

This film seems to get bad critiscism for some reason. Probably just by the mass populace. Anyhow, this is actually a very interesting movie. The film is an under-budget sci-fi movie which actually works, due to an interesting storyline and well done scenes.

This movie may not be for everyone though. If there are any Sci-Fi fans reading this, I truly recommend this movie if you like good ole science fiction. The film has crazy ideas. The setting includes nations going to war with GIGANTIC machines which the entire countries invest all it's money in! The world has been divied up into territories. Anyone can challenge anyone else to a war, or rather, a 'robot-duel'. The method of warfare is cleaner than nuclear war, since now everyone is wearing those breath masks. Definetly a movie that makes you think. Intelligent, well written, and good effects for the measly budget.

I tend to like movies which have small budgets and actually work.


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