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.
I give them effort for trying, but this was mostly pretty boring. It's sort of post-apocalyptic, but more in the economic sense. Christopher Collet is this guy named Gary Lee who leads a bunch of fascist rollerbladers that seem nice but are actually dickholes. Part of their deal is that they all rollerblade in formation and make really weird arm motions. It's weird that they rollerblade so much because they also have tons of cars. Corey Haim also rollerblades, but he tries to stay away from the Rollerboys so he'll have more time to make really intense faces and brood. Christopher Collet makes a pretty good dickhole bad guy, which is easy to do when your character's name is Gary…
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
- A Gun For Jennifer
- A Nightmare on Elm Street
- All Night Long
- All Night Long 2
- All Night Long 3: The Final Chapter
Someone already has an excellent list of the films that are actually BANNED in Germany, but the fuller lists (as…
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- Fast Getaway II
- Dream Machine
There's no shame in loving the Haim...