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Chopper Chicks in Zombietown (1989)

Chrome Hearts (original title)
A gang of tough women bikers are the only thing that stands between a crowd of zombies, which have been accidentally let out of their secure cave, and those still alive in the town.


Dan Hoskins


Dan Hoskins
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jamie Rose ... Dede
Catherine Carlen ... Rox
Lycia Naff ... T.C.
Vicki Frederick ... Jewel
Kristina Loggia Kristina Loggia ... Jojo
Gretchen Palmer ... Rusty
Nina von Arx Nina von Arx ... Tanya (as Nina Peterson)
Whitney Reis Whitney Reis ... Lucile
Ed Gale ... Bob Littleton
Don Calfa ... Ralph Willum
Martha Quinn ... Mae Clutter
Earl Boen ... Butcher
Billy Bob Thornton ... Donny
Dave Adams ... Store Manager
Lewis Arquette ... Sheriff Bugiere


A gang of tough women bikers are the only thing that stands between a crowd of zombies, which have been accidentally let out of their secure cave, and those still alive in the town.

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They're Looking for a Few Good Men.


Comedy | Horror


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Sharon Farrell wrote in her book "Hollywood Princess from Sioux City, Iowa" that she was fired from this film after they discovered how "truly dangerous I could be on a motorcycle, especially when I had to wear an eye-patch and carry a whip. It was the eye-patch which really did me in. I started getting dizzy wearing the damn thing, and just thinking about leading my gang of chopper chicks, roaring up and down the road on our motorcycles made me queasy." See more »


Dede: [an army of zombies attacks the town] Shoot!
Nurse: We can't. They're us. They're good people.
Dede: They're going to eat you!
Nurse: Family.
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Alternate Versions

British DVD with certification '15' is cut by 19 seconds. See more »


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Everything that you'd expect from Troma – cr*p
13 November 2003 | by bob the mooSee all my reviews

The Cycle Sluts roll into a small town to stop and get refuelled before hitting the road. Not only do they find that one of their number has a husband in the town (and was a home-coming queen in her day) but they also find that something is going on in the mine. A man has discovered valuable radioactive material in the mine and has been using zombies to harvest it. However when the zombies escape the Cycle Sluts might be the only ones able to stop them.

I didn't know anything about this film when I taped it. To be honest I was drawn to the title as much as anything else. I didn't expect a great deal from it, but my heart still sank a little when I saw it was a Troma flick. I have never seen a film from this stable that has risen above the low standards that have become synonymous with them. From the cheap, nasty opening credits through to the rubbish special effects and laughable `undead' this film is trash in every sense.

Sadly it hasn't got the sense to really send itself up in the way enjoyable trash usually will. Instead it just seems to wallow in it's own low standards with no desire to actually improve any part of it. The plot is meaningless and is made up of poor gore, no scares and no meaningful themes at all. Add to this a really cheap look, direction so poor that `lack of direction' is not so much a criticism as an aspiration and a total product that cries out to be labelled `banged out'.

Against all this, the acting of the leads isn't awful – they look good in comparison! The `chopper chicks' themselves are actually pretty cool and mostly pretty sexy/good looking – Gretchen Palmer being the cutest and most fresh faced (definitely not a woman who has ridden a motor bike across America!). The zombies are a total laugh – just walking slowly with basic makeup and groaning. The most notably actor (but not for his performance) is Billy Bob Thornton, who must look back on this now and thank God that he has risen above this type of work.

Overall, anyone watching Troma films should be ready for the low standards and lack of spark that generally come with them. I was ready for something poor but even still I was caught off guard by just how poor the whole thing was. Worth watching if you've never seen a Troma film, but other than that it's not worth the bother and is about as sh*t as you'd expect.

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27 April 1990 (USA) See more »

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Cycle Sluts See more »

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Randsburg, California, USA See more »

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