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Knights (1993)

In the future, a kickboxer and a robot lead a revolution against ruling cyborgs.


Albert Pyun


Albert Pyun




Cast overview, first billed only:
Kathy Long Kathy Long ... Nea
Kris Kristofferson ... Gabriel
Lance Henriksen ... Job
Scott Paulin ... Simon
Gary Daniels ... David
Nicholas Guest ... Farmer
Vincent Klyn Vincent Klyn ... Ty (as Vince Klyn)
Ben McCreary Ben McCreary ... Chance
Bob Brown ... 1st Marauder
Jon H. Epstein ... Matthew
Burton Richardson Burton Richardson ... Marauder guard
Nancy Thurston ... Woman Bandit
Edmund Tyler Wrenn Edmund Tyler Wrenn ... Boy
Brad Langenberg Brad Langenberg ... Master Builder
Clare Hoak Clare Hoak ... Mother


In the future, a kickboxer and a robot lead a revolution against ruling cyborgs.

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He said it takes a cyborg to kill a cyborg. She's going to prove him dead wrong.


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Gabriel (Kris Kristofferson) trains Nea (Kathy Long) to fight Job (Lance Henriksen) and his army of cyborgs that are bent on harvesting the blood of 10,000. This foreshadowed Kris Kristofferson's role in the "Blade" trilogy, which he played Abraham Whistler, mentor of vampire hunter Blade (Wesley Snipes). See more »


When Gabriel is coming down the hill after Nea to their campsite, you can see shadows of the crew, you can clearly see that it is the camera and its operator. See more »


David: It makes sense, doesn't it? To kill us, he must be metal.
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Alternate Versions

When the film aired on premium cable channels, there is an added scene between David and Matthew. After the fight at the river, they make it back to camp and David tells Matthew how lucky he was that Nea missed his kill zone. Then, Matthew rubs the top of his head and says that he needs an aspirin. See more »


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25 July 2001 | by enterthecassSee all my reviews

What a sensational movie. The script-writers obviously have really taken their time here. The plot is fantastic and the director deserves credit for keeping it together so well. The acting is sensational with a lively mix of both well executed humour and a theme which is so very important. It underlines a woman's place in society as being just as important as a man's. It also helps us realise just how important family values are. Lance and Kris have both shown how their talents demand more screen time. The film was so well rounded. Such a complex and engaging beginning combined with well developed middle and truly classic and memorable ending. Of course i approached the film thinking it would be slap-dash tripe but not at all. The many sets (the desert, the outback and the..eh...des..er.t) really caught the eye. The costumes were amazing too. The idea of replacing cars with horses in an age of cyborg's and robots was very eh.....original. But the thing is that Hollywood has been crying out for a kickboxer/robot team taking on evil, blood-sucking cyborgs theme. The movie's lack of success can only be explained by bad timing. The fight sequences are never repetative and the dubbing and editing are obviously the work of a master technician. The dialogue i believe was written by the script people from 'Howard's End'. The original tag-line for this film was 'Poetry in Motion.'Apparently a sequel was cosidered however the film's producers had the old 'Sundance and Butch Cassidy' problem of the first film being too final and not open-ended enough. Probably the film's only major flaw. May i also say that Darth Vader(Star Wars), The Joker(Batman), Mum-Rah(ThunderCats) and Roy Batty(Blade Runner) pale into significance to the ultimate BADDY - 'The Master Creator'. And though we never see it you could just tell that the brilliantly titled 'Cyborg City' would beat the hell out of the 'Death Star'. Hats Off. Pure Genius. Top class. First rate. Numero Uno. Ten out of Ten. Best of the Best. Made in Heaven. All time classic. My A**e. It was $h!t with a capital SSSSSSHHHHHHHEEEEEEEE!

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Release Date:

9 October 1993 (Japan) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Monument Valley, Arizona, USA See more »

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Dolby SR


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