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Turbo Kid (2015)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 28 August 2015 (USA)
In a post-apocalyptic wasteland in 1997, a comic book fan adopts the persona of his favourite hero to save his enthusiastic friend and fight a tyrannical overlord.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Munro Chambers ... The Kid
Laurence Leboeuf ... Apple
Michael Ironside ... Zeus
Edwin Wright ... Skeletron
Aaron Jeffery ... Frederick
Romano Orzari ... Bagu
Orphée Ladouceur-Nguyen ... Female Guard (as Orphée Ladouceur)
Steeve Léonard Steeve Léonard ... Scout
Yves Corbeil ... Turbo General
Evan Manoukian Evan Manoukian ... The Kid 7 Years Old
Anouk Whissell ... The Mother
François Simard ... The Father
Tyler Hall ... Bounty Hunter
Martin Paquette Martin Paquette ... Giant Warrior
Pierre Sigouin Pierre Sigouin ... Frederick's Brother
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Storyline

In a post-apocalyptic future, THE KID, a young solitary scavenger obsessed with comic books must face his fears and become a reluctant hero when he meets a mysterious girl named APPLE. Despite their efforts to keep to themselves, ZEUS, the sadistic and self-proclaimed leader of the Wasteland, plagues THE KID and APPLE. Armed with little more than blind faith and an ancient turbocharged weapon, THE KID learns of justice and friendship and embarks on an incredible journey to rid the Wasteland of evil and save the girl of his dreams.

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The apocalypse has left the future in a permanent nuclear winter. The year is 1997. See more »


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Canada | New Zealand | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 August 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Turbo Kid See more »

Filming Locations:

Thetford Mines, Québec, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,428, 30 August 2015

Gross USA:

$67,069

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$67,069
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

A critic described the film as "Mad Max (1979) on BMX Bikes". See more »

Goofs

When Apple uses the View Master on her fourth click of the lever the photo wheel does not turn (look at the hole on the top, it does not move where it has before). See more »

Quotes

The Kid: How did you find me?
Apple: Oh it's the bracelet.
The Kid: Great... How do you get it off?
Apple: Oh, you just don't.
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References Mega Man (1987) See more »

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Thunder in Your Heart
Performed by Stan Bush
Written by G. Sklerov & L. Macaluso
Produced by David J. Holman (as D. Holman) & Bob Marlette (as B. Marlette)
(Cover of John Farnham)
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So Chrome: An adorable Mad Max meets 80's sci-fi mash-up
15 November 2016 | by asandorSee all my reviews

Turbo Kid is a fun little film that mashes a hyper-violent post apocalyptic wasteland with 80's retro-style science fiction. The film revolves around The Kid, a nameless scavenger who lives alone in an underground bunker. He spends his days scavenging, reading comics and trading at the local settlement. One day he meets a robot girl, falls head over heals, and goes to save her after she is kidnapped by leather wearing goons working for an imperious gang-leader. The Kid teams up with a tough-as-nails cowboy and his robot girlfriend to try and survive, and maybe enjoy the scenery and grow up along the way.

Turbo Kid was straight up adorable. The film features a cool 80's soundtrack, a la Nicholas Winding Refn's Drive, in a Mad Max style (or more like The Bed Sitting Room style) post apocalypse setting. The movie was adorable for a couple of reasons: First, all the characters ride around on BMX bikes, which is charming in its own way. These goons with leather gear and masks all riding around on bikes is just too cute! The soundtrack was great (if you fancy bands like College, Com Truise etc.), and the science fiction aspects of its were fun in a campy sort of way.

Don't get me wrong. This was not a masterpiece of a film. It is low budget, campy and over the top in some aspects. Even so, it was a fun, tongue-in-cheek film that mixes fun science fiction arm blasters with gritty and grindhouse style gore. It has a particularly original charm to it, in parts low budget, but with a ton of heart and soul. The whole thing just oozed charm and fun camp. The actors looked like they were having a blast, the soundtrack is great (once again!) and the film itself was shot well and directed straight. This is no big budget blockbuster, but it is fun, enjoyable, and adorable! Worth a watch for sure if you want to try something a little outside the box. It might not blow you away per say, but it just might charm the pants off of you. I am quite glad I was able to watch this one.


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