Quite a few films feature a made up drug of some description, usually in a lot of sci-fi orientated ones.…
Prayer of the Rollerboys
In the 21st Century, it's gonna take one man and his blades to save the world from another man...and HIS blades.
Griffin, a rollerblader in the not so distant future of an economically wrecked Los Angeles, races against time to save both his younger brother and the city from the fate dealt out by the fascist rollerblading street gang, the Rollerboys.
The fact I had never even heard of this flick until the past weekend baffles me. Haim as a rollerblading pizza delivery boy who goes undercover with Arquette's cop to infiltrate a group of racist, fascist rollerbladers hell bent on establishing a New World Order in a post-apocalyptic society. Imagine if Cormac McCarthy wrote the The Road for the late 80s/early 90s set. If that log-line doesn't intrigue you then I don't know what will.
The future is rollerblading gangs with white trench coats and rifles. Corey Haim actually looks like he can skate pretty well and Patricia Arquette is short and cute in a strange ghoulish way. This represents a lot of what I thought was cool in the early 90's. It falls in the so bad it's good realm.
a racist rollerblade gang in the future get people (predominantly minorities) hooked on a street drug called Mist, so they can later put in an additive to render them sterile is their plan for racial purity. Ethnic Elitist Eugenicists on Wheels! entirely ridiculous, but i still find it to be a freewheeling flick.
- The Lawnmower Man
- The Lost Boys
- License to Drive
- Fast Getaway
- Fast Getaway II
- Dream Machine
There's no shame in loving the Haim...
- Out of the Blue
- Visitor to a Museum
- After Hours
Here's a list of the films we've covered on the show since we began in April 2011.