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Neon City (1991)

"Mad Max" clone set in the not-too-distant future about a group of people trying to escape to a safe haven called Neon City after a solar disaster that has decimated the Earth.

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Monte Markham
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Ironside ... Harry M. Stark
Vanity ... Reno
Lyle Alzado ... Bulk
Valerie Wildman ... Sandy Randall
Nick Klar Nick Klar ... Dr. Tom
Juliet Landau ... Twink Talaman
Arsenio 'Sonny' Trinidad Arsenio 'Sonny' Trinidad ... Wing
Richard Sanders ... Dickie Devine
Monte Markham ... Captain Raymond
Jesse Bennett Jesse Bennett ... Captain Jenkins
Curley Green Curley Green ... Dispatcher
Jeff Olson ... Doctor at Jericho (as Jeffery Olson)
Anthony Leger ... Gary
John Perryman John Perryman ... Guard at Jericho
Donna Todd Donna Todd ... Annie
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Storyline

In the year 2053, the earth has been devastated by a military experiment gone awry. The ozone layer is gone, radioactive clouds drift across the plains, and unpredictable, intense bursts of ultra-violet sunlight (called "brights") incinerate anyone caught outside. In these conditions, a group of travelers are trying to get from the frontier town of Jericho to the paradise safe haven of Neon City: A doctor named Tom, an old man with a mysterious past, a prostitute, a spoiled rich girl, an untalented comedian, and a bounty hunter named Stark with his valuable prisoner Reno. They board an armored truck converted into a passenger transport driven by an ex-convict named Bulk. Along they way, the travelers deal with passing though radioactive Xander clouds, 150F degrees of "brights", unstable paved roads, and nomadic motorcycle riders who kill anyone venturing though their territory. During the journey, few, if any, of the passengers turn out to be what they initially appear. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Take a deep breath, it may be your last. Welcome to the year 2053.


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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 1992 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Anno 2053 - la grande fuga See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Lyle Alzado's final film. See more »

Quotes

Reno: What's your problem lady?
Sandy Randall: Your handcuffed to it.
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Wannabe morality tale
12 March 2004 | by GuerauxguexSee all my reviews

As previously stated, this flick doesn't stand out for good or for ill, it has a few shining moments, but for the most part it seems to be one long star trek reject script about how screwing around with the atmosphere (particularly ozone) will have dire consequences. Possibly considered a potential star vehicle for "Vanity" (remember her?). Has some of the strangest dialogue I've ever heard: "I was in private school in Sweden. We lived underground in caves. They eat chocolate & they're bloated & they never see sunlight & they're pasty pale..."

I can't imagine this *EVER* went to theatres; it must have been direct to video; it's too sickly even for made for cable!


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