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Cyborg 3: The Recycler (1994)

Prepare yourself for the all too deadly future. Cash, the heroine of Cyborg 2, is living safe in the free zone. But not for long. Biomechanical problems are taking down her systems and a ... See full summary »


Michael Schroeder




Cast overview, first billed only:
Zach Galligan ... Evans
Khrystyne Haje ... Casella 'Cash' Reese (as Cash)
Richard Lynch ... Lewellyn
Andrew Bryniarski ... Jocko
Malcolm McDowell ... Lord Talon
Michael Bailey Smith ... Donovan
Evan Lurie Evan Lurie ... El Sid
Bill Quinn Bill Quinn ... Hale
Rebecca Ferratti ... Elexia
William Katt ... Decaf
David McSwain David McSwain ... Ahab (as Dave McSwain)
Margaret Avery ... Doc Edford
Barbara C. Adside Barbara C. Adside ... Cyborg #1 (as Barbara Adside)
Debra Hall Debra Hall ... Cyborg #2
Kato Kaelin ... Beggar


Prepare yourself for the all too deadly future. Cash, the heroine of Cyborg 2, is living safe in the free zone. But not for long. Biomechanical problems are taking down her systems and a visit to a doctor in Silica confirms her worst fears. She is more then a marvel of cyborg technology. She is the first of her kind to become a creator-she is pregnant. Written by Chance

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The battle between MAN and MACHINE rages on ... See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for non-stop violence, and for some nudity | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Khrystyne Haje replaced Angelina Jolie as Cash. See more »


Cytown is supposed to be fairly unknown and distant with the journey taking several days even by car, yet the cyborg that Lewellyn mutilates earlier in the film somehow makes her way to Cytown before Cash or Lewellyn (presumably by foot). See more »


[first lines]
Casella 'Cash' Reese: [narration] The golden age had ended, and ended badly. Human kind and Cyborg kind had ceased to be partners. For 200 years they had built us to be their friends, do their bidding, fight their wars, cook their food, and share their beds. But the last of the great corporations was dead and gone. And with its passing began the dark time, when the humans hunted us for our parts, our circuitry, and our souls. And no one was safe.
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Alternate Versions

German Rental-Video Release was cut by a few scenes. TV-Version runs a little bit longer (in the final battle) but is still not full uncut See more »


Followed by Nemesis 5: The New Model (2017) See more »


By Julian Raymond and Kim Bullard
Performed by Millitant Love Baby
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Recycled and reused...
17 March 2008 | by fmarkland32See all my reviews

Cash (Now played by Khrystyne Haje in for Angelina Jolie) has wandered to a post apocalypse wasteland (after her protector has died from old age, said protector was played by Elias Koteas, an actual decent actor) and now she finds that people wander through the rubble looking for cyborgs to trade for scrap metal and cash. She leads a group of burned out cyborgs (That includes William Katt, Evan Lurie and a human scientist played by Zach Galligan) against bounty hunter Richard Lynch. Malcolm McDowell has two minutes of screen time as Lynch's employer. Cyborg 3 does manage to be better than the other two entries but it still is a largely dull feature. The problem this time is that the ideas with potential are never used well, the action sequences are routine and the name cast such as McDowell, Katt and Galligan are given little to do. Haje is indeed a whiny heroine and Lynch is too over the top(as usual) and the film lacks the inspiration or ambition to be as fun-bad as it's hilarious predecessor. (The one with Van Damme, the second one is just dull.) Also disappointing is the science fiction angle which almost aggressively resists any good idea it has. As an action flick this is routine and by the numbers B-movie stuff and it is competently made, that's the only thing positive I can say about it.

*1/2 out of 4-(Poor)

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Release Date:

14 May 1996 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Cyborg 3: Machines Never Sleep See more »

Filming Locations:

Mojave Desert, Arizona, USA See more »


Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo


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