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Future War (1997)

Unrated | | Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi | Video 28 January 1997
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A run-away human slave from Earth's future escapes to the present.

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Anthony Doublin

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David Huey (story) (as David Hue), Dom Magwili (story) (as Dom Magwilli) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Bernhardt ... The Runaway
Robert Z'Dar ... Cyborg Master
Travis Brooks Stewart Travis Brooks Stewart ... Sister Ann
Kazja Kazja ... Cyborg
Ray Adash Ray Adash ... Capt. Polaris
Andre Scruggs Andre Scruggs ... Fred Burroughs (as Andre Skruggs)
David Jacobs David Jacobs ... Romero
Aldo Juliano ... Oscar (as Al Juliano)
Matthew Sakimoto Matthew Sakimoto ... Max
Art Cruz Art Cruz ... Mike (as Arthur Cruz)
Joanne Takahashi Joanne Takahashi ... Dr. Margaret Tanaka
Mary Shelton Mary Shelton ... Medical Examiner
Tracy Robertson Tracy Robertson ... Chadwick
Tom Richards Tom Richards ... Cameron
Forrest J. Ackerman ... Park Victim
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Storyline

A race of evil cyborgs kidnap humans from Earth's future to use as slaves, and take dinosaurs from the past to use as trackers. One of their slaves, the Runaway, escapes and makes his way to present-day Los Angeles. There he must fend off the cyborgs and their trackers, the police, and the government, befriended by a prostitute-turned-nun who runs a halfway house. Written by <crow_steve@hotmail.com>

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It came from the future to hunt humans. See more »


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Unrated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 January 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ta anthropoeidi See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Mono

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Color
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Trivia

During filming, producer Dave Eddy and some other crew members remarked that it would be great if the film someday appeared on Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988), which it ultimately did. See more »

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Most of the fight scenes take place in a warehouse filled with fully sealed but completely empty cardboard boxes. See more »

Quotes

Sister Ann: Who are you?
The Runaway: A tool.
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References Predator (1987) See more »

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Not Worth It!
25 May 2003 | by exchronosSee all my reviews

My local Wal-Mart has $5 DVD bins. While I worked there, I used to buy some. Sometimes you can find classics, hard to find comedies, and a bunch of action films you've never heard of (but more recently you can get the whole Rambo trilogy). Well, I decided to take risks on buying some of the films. A lot of them weren't that bad, and definitely worth the $5. Then I found "Future War"...it had super cool looking cyborg graphics on the cover...so I bought it. I like schlock films, but this is even beyond schlock. I've seen better dinosuars in silent films, and for 1995, these dinos don't even hold up to them let alone "Jurassic Park" (of which they used raptors...very bad raptors in Future War). The cyborgs are push overs, and I can't even think of any worse looking cyborgs to compare them with! The story is also a bit funky. The woman who finds the escaped slave is an ex-gang member/drug person who's becoming a nun. Teamed up with her old friends and making an alliance between the local gangs (nuns and gang members and druglords don't mix-I'm sorry, I just can't see it) to fight the cyborgs and their raptors (the raptors disintegrate after they die). The cover art looks cooler than anything in the film. If this film was made during the 1960s-1990, the effects could almost be forgiven-but 1995!! This film is negative schlock, schlock wouldn't even touch this film. Troma wouldn't even touch this film! Yet I have a feeling, that if somebody wanted to-they could remake this and turn it into a modern hit. Sure, you'd have to improve nearly everything-but it can be salvaged. If you watch this, then watch T2. You'll laugh that such a film was made 3 years after T2-or fully appreciate T2.


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