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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…
"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…
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.
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.
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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…
I will admit this has an amount of cult value as a cheap "Warriors" and "Escape from New York" rip off a la Italiana.
Other than that it is a really really bad movie. If it is gonna fall in the "so bad it's good" territory, mostly depends on your current mood, and mine was not at its best while watching it.
Italian exploitation cinema of the ‘70s and ‘80s was nothing if not quick at cashing in on any successes or any new trends. When Walter Hill’s “The Warriors” (1979), George Miller’s “Mad Max” (1979) and John Carpenter’s "Escape From New York" (1981) struck box-office gold producer Fabrizio De Angelis, screenwriters Dardano Sacchetti and Elisa Briganti and director Enzo G. Castellari quickly came up with this silly, trashy but incredibly enjoyable mash-up of the three previously mentioned movies. “1990: I Guerrieri Del Bronx” is set in the 1990s of the future, where the government has long since given up trying to keep order in certain parts of New York and has declared the Bronx a “no man’s land”. This has ceded…
Recently released on Blu-ray from “Blue Underground”, “1990: Escape From the Bronx” is a very entertaining Italian film that feels like a movie set on “shuffle”, if individual segments of the film were put on an “iPod”. The production team, including director Enzo Castellari, took inspiration from many popular films of the era, including “Escape From New York”, “The Warriors”, and “Mad Max”.
The film is set in New York City of the near future (1990), where neighborhoods, including the Bronx, are so dangerous, that the police refuse to enter them. Instead of borough being run by a centralized government, colorful street gangs run the streets. When a young woman runs away from the safe streets of Manhattan and ends…
For a cheap Italian knockoff of both The Warriors and Escape from New York, I wouldn't have expected the dubbing to be the most bonkers aspect of the movie.
I tried seeing this before, twice, back in the discs-by-mail days. Got a broken disc both times and took the hint: I would not be seeing this all the way through any time soon. (I got far enough in to form the distinct, incongruous impression that it was pulling from...musicals?) I was curious, but it was the kind of curiosity that fades when not indulged. Never really thought about it again until now.
This is an Italian riff on The Warriors, with a near-future anarchic New York ruled by a series of high-concept gangs. A roller-hockey gang, a pimp-daddy gang (with room for punk and goth variants), a sleeveless Ace Frehley chorus line gang, and some sort of chalk-dusted caveman…
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Fun Italian ripoff of The Warriors and Escape from New York. Love the main dude, Trash, walking like he shit himself the whole movie.
I really wanted to love this. There's some inspired carnage in the finale but it's a long, dry slog to get to it. Runs 92 minutes, but feels twice that.
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