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Radioactive Dreams (1985)

After an atomic war Phillip Hammer and Marlowe Chandler have spent 15 years on their own in a bunker, stuffed with junk from the 40s and old detective novels. Now, 19 years old, they leave ... See full summary »

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Rusty Mars
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Sternwood
Christian Andrews ...
Brick Bardo
Paul Keller Galan ...
Chester (as P.K. Galán)
Demian Slade ...
Harold
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Biker Leader (as Hilary Shapiro)
Sue Saad ...
Punk District Singer
Kimberly McKillip ...
Sadie - Hippie Chick
Gulcin Gilbert ...
Greaser Chick (as Gulshin Gilbert)
Mark Brown ...
Greaser
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After an atomic war Phillip Hammer and Marlowe Chandler have spent 15 years on their own in a bunker, stuffed with junk from the 40s and old detective novels. Now, 19 years old, they leave their shelter to find a world full of mutants, freaks and cannibals. They become famous detectives in the struggle for the two keys that could fire the last nuclear weapon. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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19 September 1986 (USA)  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$141,055, 21 September 1986, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$220,038
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This movie marks the first appearance of the name "Brick Bardo" in an Albert Pyun movie. It has, so far, appeared in 7 of his movies. See more »

Quotes

Phillip Chandler: In a tight jam, a nuclear missile just might come in handy.
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Soundtracks

Eat You Alive
Performed by Lisa Lee
Written by Pam Reswick and Steve Werfel
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Weird, Lacking / Weirdly Lacking
22 August 2008 | by See all my reviews

Pyun's ambitious effort is well-made but extremely lacking in plot and character development. Essentially, it is a half-baked post-apocalyptic comedy about two Hardy Boys-esquire young guys (John Stockwell and Michael Dudikoff) who see the world for the first time. They run into various zombies, 80s bondage/biker chicks, a genuinely creepy butcher, and several other zany and morally ambiguous characters as they search for their father.

Like a lot of Pyun's films, it doesn't take any effort to level the ground for the audience. It has flashy ideas and camera maneuvers and some decent action, but it was hard to understand what was going on. Or maybe it was hard to understand that the movie WAS going on without any real plot lying underneath its surface. By the end I was giving up on it because there was no interesting conclusions or character accomplishments. If it were trippier and filled with more complex weirdness it could have been more watchable, but it still needed better characters and more fun.

There is a dance number at the end that is pretty amazing though . . .


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