All the films mentioned by name in Kim Newman's definitive encyclopedia of horror films, Nightmare Movies. Well worth a read.…
1990: The Bronx Warriors
The first to die were the lucky ones!
In a post-apocalyptic New York City, a policeman infiltrates the Bronx, which has become a battleground for several murderous street gangs.
It's a futuristic post-apocalyptic Bronx, New York. Home of lawlessness, motorcycle gangs, a pimp named The Orge, zombie-esque zombies, and fellas that use roller skates for shoes. When the young heir to a wealthy capitalist disappears, a rugged bounty hunter / cop goes deep into the Bronx to bring her back. The problem? She doesn't want to go home, and she's fallen in love with a young macho motorcycle badass named Trash. It's an Enzo G. Castellari flick; featuring Vic Morrow, Fred Williamson, Enzo's actual daughter as the missing girl, and Mark Gregory as Trash. It's pretty much The Warriors meets Escape from New York, but without Snake and Swan. 1990: The Bronx Warriors has no shame when it comes…
Oh, 1990: The Bronx Warriors. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways…
1. THAT INTRO
2. The goddamn drummer
3. One handed guy riding a motorcycle
4. Trash’s high wasted jeans (gave a new meaning to chub rub)
5. Effective use of f-bombs
6. “Hold me, Trash.”
7. That music during the funeral (Did they inhale most of the ashes?)
8. TAP DANCER FIGHT
9. The guys’s handle is HOT DOG
10. The Hammer’s laugh
So much fun.
"I work for nobody. I don't care about the Manhattan Corporation. I don't care about the girl. I don't care about politics. I don't care about anything. I believe in nothing......I'm Hammer, the exterminator."
This is a low rent Italian rip off of both The Warriors and Escape From New York, and while it isn't good, it really ain't half bad. I mean, right off the bat you get this amazing scene of all the gangs meeting up across the harbour from the World Trade Center, and the whole time there is just this guy with a snare drum, bass drum, and hi-hat rocking out while there is this extended dialogue-less scene opening of just gangs squaring off against each…
aka 1990: I guerrieri del Bronx aka Bronx Warriors
“In the year 1990 the Bronx is officially declared No Man’s Land. The authorities give up all attempts to restore law and order. From then on the area is ruled by the Riders”.
Enzo G. Castellari (perhaps best known for 1978's 'The Inglorious Bastards') directs this vaguely SciFi, silly trash that has gained a cult following.
It follows a rich runaway girl who joins an outlaw biker gang, who must then protect her against her evil father and rival gangs (including the underground 'zombies', some people dressed as Broadway dancers, some street hockey guys on roller skates, and some extras from a Blaxploitation film led by Fred Williamson).
This isn't a…
Best opening credit sequence.
Rocky's Stutmen Team
The Hell's Angels".
1990: Bronx Warriors" (1982) is a simple tale. And if you've seen "The Warriors" or "Escape from New York" you'll recognise most of it, if not everything.
The Bronx is an un-policed 'no man's land', there is no law. Just a burned-out, fallen down wasteland, inhabited exclusively by a colourful patchwork of futuristic gangs, who defend their various ruined territories with gleeful violence. You have your bikers, The Riders (yeah not that creative), the Tigers run by Fred Williamson dressed like proper pimps, you have a tap-dancing/pantomine gang called ' the iron men' who fight like ballerina's, rolling skating futuristic dressed hockey players called Zombies, the Scavengers who live in the tunnels underneath the city and a dominatrix known as…
In the "near future" of 1990 (ha!), New York City's most notorious borough has become a lawless no-man's land, ruled by gangs who regularly battle it out with corporate goons and each other.
This cult classic slab of Italian post-apocalypse schlock steals liberally from "The Warriors" and "Escape From New York," but naturally isn't nearly as good. It's a much better looking film than the average Italian B-Movie (mainly due to being shot on location in the actual Bronx) but it's still silly, under-written, poorly acted/dubbed junk.
I had no idea that The Bronx has such amazing views of The Brooklyn Bridge.
Also, they misspelled attempts in the opening.
Leave it to Italian filmmakers to concoct this weird hybrid of ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK, THE ROAD WARRIOR, and THE WARRIORS. It takes place in a Bronx ruled by several different street gangs that wear theatrical makeup and costumes. One of them, a gang of roller skaters called the Zombies, attacks beautiful Ann (Stefania Girolami, who resembles a young Bonnie Bedelia), on the run from her wealthy arms dealer father, but she’s rescued by Trash (if such a word as “blankest” existed, it would describe star Mark Gregory), leader of the motorcycling Riders. Her dad wants Ann back and dispatches Hammer (Vic Morrow, who also worked for director Enzo Castellari in GREAT WHITE), a corrupt cop to find her. Another…
Imagine characters from the Warriors, dressed as members of the KISS Army, talking like they're in the Sopranos, and you've got the Bronx Warriors.
This is one fun Italian Mad Max Rip-Off. One of the first things that caught my eye is this scene in we see a drummer playing in the middle of an empty field.
You also have this tap dancing gang. Fred Williamson get a great in role in the movie.
"I love you, Trash."
Not sure how the Bronx became a part of Brooklyn, but hey... it's a nice view.
And I'm not sure why an effeminate, dark-skinned, Italian boy is sleeping with a Confederate flag. Maybe he would seem more menacing wearing this when he's running around like a ballerina?
Ooh, and Vic Morrow's evil laugh; awesome!
Was so much better watching it a second time, I now love it.