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A.P.E.X. (1994)

In postapocalyptic war-torn 2073, a scientist from another timeline must help a resistance group stop the army of indestructible A.P.E.X. terminator robots he'd mistakenly created, even if it means risking erasing himself from existence.

Director:

Phillip J. Roth

Writers:

Phillip J. Roth (screenplay), Phillip J. Roth (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Keats ... Nicholas Sinclair
Mitchell Cox ... Shepherd
Lisa Ann Russell ... Natasha Sinclair
Marcus Aurelius Marcus Aurelius ... Taylor
Adam Lawson Adam Lawson ... Rasheed
David Jean Thomas ... Dr. Elgin
Brian Richard Peck Brian Richard Peck ... Desert Rat
Anna B. Choi Anna B. Choi ... Mishima
Kristin Norton ... Johnson
Jay Irwin ... Gunney
Robert Tossberg Robert Tossberg ... 1973 Father
Kathleen Randazzo ... 1973 Mother (as Kathy Lambert)
Kareem H. Captan Kareem H. Captan ... Joey
Merle Nicks Merle Nicks ... Old Man
Natasha Roth ... Desert Child
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Storyline

A time-travel experiment in which a robot probe is sent from the year 2073 to the year 1973 goes terribly wrong thrusting one of the project scientists, a man named Nicholas Sinclair into a plague ravaged alternate time-line whose war weary inhabitants are locked in a constant battle with killer robots which are automatically being sent there from Sinclair's lab. To escape this situation, Sinclair must find a similar time machine in this alternate world and prevent the disaster from ever happening. Written by Patrick D. Rockwell <prockwell@thegrid.net>

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Genres:

Action | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

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Trivia

The 12-wheeled vehicle used in the film was created by Jefferies Automotive in Universal City, California. Only one was built at a cost of $300,000 in 1976. The Landmaster is powered by a 391 cubic-inch Ford industrial engine, and features a fully-functional, custom-built "tristar" wheel arrangement, which could actually help it "crawl" over boulders. It also used an innovative steering mechanism that guided the vehicle, not by the front wheels, but by "bending" the middle section with hydraulic rams to effect a turn. The Landmaster's bodywork was made with 3/8-inch steel plating, which helped it tip the scales at over 10 tons. It was so tough, in fact, that it survived a 25-foot jump during testing with no damage. As of today, the original "Landmaster" is alive and well, and is currently in the hands of a private collector who purchased it in 2005. It has been restored to its original condition as seen in the film. See more »

Goofs

Dr. Sinclair travels to 1973 but a 1975/1976 Jeep is being driven by the hippie family Sinclair encounters. See more »

Connections

References Damnation Alley (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

ME AND MY GIRL HE AND HER GUY
Written by Jim Goodwin
Performed by Wax Dummy
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Wheres Hicks and Hudson?
25 April 2002 | by a55965See all my reviews

I Bought APEX for three Reasons 1)It was Sci fi 2)It was Cheap 3)My friend Recommened it to me

And for £4 english quid ($6 american dollars ) i was not disapointed i liked the voice over it gave a good touch and i liked the story ,the marines wasnt much of marines though (mixture of aliens and The Terminator 1 flash back scenes) the costume was ok but the plastic looking rocket launcher thing was dodgy , and i wont mention the extraordinary square stomachs when they get shot . The robots were really dodgy they looked camp and stiff and laughable but they do the job because when you see them all togrther at the end (predator 2)you think damn ! i wouldnt want to be in the marines boots (well i would) i guess it would be better if it was not set in the desert as much instead in a crumbled city at night where its raining ! well done though to Phillip J Roth both he and Albert Pyun are making a lot of films im liking.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 May 1994 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Apex See more »

Filming Locations:

Fontana, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$49,601
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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