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Tank Girl (1995)

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A girl is among the few survivors of a dystopian Earth. Riding a war tank, she fights against the tyranny of a mega-corporation that dominates the remaining potable water supply of the planet.

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Rachel Talalay

Writers:

Alan Martin (comic strip), Jamie Hewlett (comic strip) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lori Petty ... Tank Girl
Ice-T ... T-Saint
Naomi Watts ... Jet Girl
Don Harvey ... Sgt. Small
Jeff Kober ... Booga
Reg E. Cathey ... Deetee
Scott Coffey ... Donner
Malcolm McDowell ... Kesslee
Stacy Linn Ramsower ... Sam
Ann Cusack ... Sub Girl
Brian Wimmer ... Richard
Iggy Pop ... Rat Face
Dawn Robinson Dawn Robinson ... Model
Billy L. Sullivan ... Max
James Hong ... Che'tsai
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Storyline

Tank Girl (Rebecca) and her friends are the only remaining citizens living in the wasteland that is Earth, where all the remaining water is controlled by Water and Power, the mega corporation/government that runs the territory. While incarcerated at W + P, Tank Girl and her new friend Jet Girl break out and steal... a tank and a jet. After meeting some mutant kangaroo/humans, and rescuing her little girl (adopted by her friends), the kangaroos and the girls kick Water and Powers' butt. Written by David Flaherty <flaherty@infohouse.com>

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Taglines:

In the future, the odds of survival are 1000 to 1. That's just the way she likes it. See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Devojka tenk See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$4,064,333

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,600,000
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Tank Girl kissing Jet Girl and telling the guard that she's her girlfriend predicted Naomi Watts (Jet Girl) starring in Mulholland Drive (2001) 6 years later. In the film, Betty (Watts) an aspiring actress falls in love with the mysterious beautiful amnesiac Rita (Laura Elena Harring). See more »

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When Rebecca points the gun at her boyfriend, the laser sight is visible before she turns the corner and points the gun at him. See more »

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[first lines]
Tank Girl: Listen up, cause I'm only telling you this once. I'm not bedtime story lady, so pay attention. It's 2033. The world is *screwed* now. You see, a while ago this humongous comet came crashing into the earth. Bam, total devastation. End of the world as we know it. No celebrities, no cable TV, no water. It hasn't rained in 11 years. Now 20 people gotta squeeze inside the same bathtub - so it ain't all bad.
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Boom Operator - Freddy Potatohead See more »

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Referenced in Sadie's Last Days on Earth (2016) See more »

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Shipwrecked
Written by Roderick Wolgamott, Anisa Romero, Gordon Raphael, Todd Robbins, Ben Ireland, Jon Davison, Michael Cozzi and Joseph Howard
Performed by Sky Cries Mary
Courtesy of World Domination
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Fantastic Cult Classic!
1 May 2005 | by trouvere_2000See all my reviews

A lot of people tend to dismiss this movie because of it's "comic book" feel and comic-book (really) transitions.

I enjoyed this movie a LOT, as it has the same "feel" as the original comic books I remember reading, and the same style of humor. It's very well done for 1995, the dialogue is well-scripted for the intent of the movie, and the funny stuff is actually funny. Some of the action scenes are a bit "campy" - but then again, they're *supposed* to be that way in this kind of movie. In addition, I thought the acting was excellent, and that Lori Petty (who played "Kit" in "A League of Our Own) Malcolm McDowell (practically legendary) and Naomi Watts were excellent choices for their characters, as were the rest of the supporting cast. Lori Petty hasn't been in anything "huge" since this movie, which is truly a pity as she is an excellent and versatile actress. Look for some interesting supporting actors, including Ice-T, Iggy Pop, and James Hong.

Listen to the comedic dialogue carefully - most of the punchlines are funny on several levels, which I found most refreshing, and you'll encounter a lot of funny double-entendre.

Don't look for a bunch of CGI computer effects in this movie. However, well-designed and imaginative props and sets give a good feeling of "authenticity" to the scenes, and the visual and special effects are excellent.

Don't bother critiquing little details and spurious claptrap like that with this movie - it sets out to be a comic-book-style fun action-adventure and accomplishes that goal magnificently. (The funniest thing is that the plot precept of a mega-corporation in control of the world's water supply is becoming more and more of a plausible idea and leads one to think of a possible metaphoric reference to the world oil situation) This movie might have been rated "R" at the time for adult situations & violence (and a little nudity), but I didn't notice a whole lot of "foul language", and I didn't really see much in the movie that wouldn't be put on broadcast TV today.

This movie has everything - good acting, evil villains, cute heroines, mutants, cool vehicles, explosions, big sets, a huge supporting cast, hilarious humor, great stunts, and even a classic musical number with a full chorus line! ("Let's Do It" by Cole Porter) It even pokes fun at beat poetry. All-in-all, well worth seeing.

If you like stuff like "The Wizard of Speed and Time", "Flash Gordon", "Johnny Mnemonic", "Space Truckers", "Ice Pirates", or "Yellowbeard" then you'll definitely love this movie. Even if you don't, see this movie anyway - it may change your mind about this genre.

From personal experience: "Chicks dig this flick."

Get the popcorn & enjoy.


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