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Shepherd (1998)

In a post-apocalyptic underground society ruled by rival religious cults, Dakota is working as an assassin, or "Shepherd" for The Church of Miles. He has been given an assignment to take ... See full summary »

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Peter Hayman

Writer:

Nelu Ghiran
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
C. Thomas Howell ... Boris Dakota
Roddy Piper ... Miles
David Carradine ... Ventriloquist
Heidi von Palleske ... Lilith
Mackenzie Gray ... Lyndon
Raymond Serra Raymond Serra ... Father Rizzo
Marina Anderson ... Sophia
Fraser Reilly Fraser Reilly ... Abe
Daniel Lévesque ... Creep
Jules Delorme Jules Delorme ... Peter
Tony Curtis Blondell ... Al
Elisa Schwarz Elisa Schwarz ... Anne
Cory Stevens Cory Stevens ... Charlie
Nikole Xidlas Nikole Xidlas ... Magdeline
Annette Shaffer Annette Shaffer ... Ruth
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In a post-apocalyptic underground society ruled by rival religious cults, Dakota is working as an assassin, or "Shepherd" for The Church of Miles. He has been given an assignment to take out a female Shepherd from a rival cult, but balks at completing the task when he sees that his target has a young child. The two assassins and the child all find themselves being hunted down by both cults, and so decided to stick together as they run for their lives. Along the way, they encounter several other strange religious compounds, as well as random thugs living on the outskirts of society. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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In the 21st century only one man can deliver us from evil.

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Action | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 August 1998 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Cybercity See more »

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Budget:

CAD 2,100,000 (estimated)
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Danforth Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Shepherd (1998) is the third of four sci-fi movies that Roger Corman produced with Starfield Independent Studios. The other three movies were Falling Fire (1997), Future Fear (1997), and Cybermaster (1999). See more »

Quotes

Boris Dakota: You should tell your mother not to pick up hitchhikers.
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Followed by Cybermaster (1999) See more »

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Truly abysmal
31 July 2010 | by HaemovoreRexSee all my reviews

Matters get to a great start in this at least with some nice special fx work depicting the inception of a war in space - Great say I and I was immediately filled with high hopes.....but it was sadly not to be for any initial positivity was subsequently dashed horribly upon sitting through this to the end. Frankly, this film is a mess; Irritating characterisations, a story that goes nowhere and poor action sequences do not a good movie make!

Both main stars, Howell and Piper are utterly wasted in their roles although the latter at least does appear to be enjoying his role somewhat whilst the supporting cast are made up of infuriating oddities such as an annoyingly voiced priest/bookie, David Carradine as a psycho ventriloquist(!) and an annoying soldier who spends half the film beating up on his subordinates.

There's really very little to say about this film in fact other than to avoid it - it's ninety or so minutes better spent on the toilet if you ask me.


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