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Deathlands (2003)

The one-eyed leader of a team of desert scavengers living in the post-apocalyptic United States returns to his home to get his revenge on his evil brother and his evil stepmother who murdered his father and his brother.


Joshua Butler


James Axler (novel), Gabrielle G. Stanton (teleplay) (as Gabrielle Stanton) | 1 more credit »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Spano ... Ryan Cawdor
Jenya Lano ... Krysty Wroth
Colin Fox ... Baron Titus Cawdor
A.C. Peterson ... Harvey Cawdor (as Alan C. Peterson)
Traci Lords ... Lady Rachel Cawdor (as Traci Elizabeth Lords)
Cliff Saunders ... J.B. Dix
Nathan Carter ... Jak Lauren
Matthew Currie Holmes ... Nathan Cawdor
Jeffrey R. Smith ... Sergeant
Park Bench Park Bench ... Young Harvey
Heather Bertram Heather Bertram ... Young Lady Rachel
Robert Clark ... Young Ryan Cawdor
A. Frank Ruffo ... Kenny Morse
Rob Avery Rob Avery ... Tom
Maxwell McCabe-Lokos ... Jabez Pendragon Cawdor (as Maxwell McCabe)


In 2084, a nuclear war wasted Earth, making the sky red with chemicals and the former United States of America becomes Deathlands. Breeds of mutants and half-mutants share what was left on Earth with humans. The vile of "Front Royale" is ruled by a good man, but he is killed by his wife Lady Rachel Cawdor, and his evil son Harvey Cawdor kills one of his brothers and blinds one eye of his fifteen year old brother Ryan, who escapes. Twenty years later, the one-eyed leader Ryan Cawdor returns to "Front Royale" with his girlfriend and half-mutant Krysty Worth, his human friend and specialist in weapons JB Dix and the teenage mutant Jak Laurent to face his brother and his stepmother. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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17 May 2003 (USA) See more »

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Deathlands: Homeward Bound See more »

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A feature-length pilot for a possible cable TV series. See more »

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It stinks!
27 May 2003 | by PerdicusSee all my reviews

Since when did Jak start speaking in full sentences? Since when did Krysty need her super-strength to beat up Traci Lords? Since when did crappy movies get rave reviews? O.K., nevermind that last one, but the first two still stand.

This movie is a travesty to anyone who (like me) is a faithful reader of the "Deathlands" books. The actors mouth familiar words like "fireblast" and the like, but overall they're just going through the motions (and what is with Ryan's "pimp daddy" coat? I ask you!). The early scenes of young Ryan getting his eye gouged out were O.K. (and doubly cringe-inducing for "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" fans--poor Xander!), but the rest was crap. The red filter over the camera lens was distracting, and a lame attempt to create the "blood red skies" of the Deathlands. You're better off listening to the Judas Priest song of the same name.

I know, I shouldn't expect much from a made-for-TV movie, but even with lowered expectations, this movie isn't worth the film it was printed on.

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