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Thunderground (1989)

A con-artist meets a tough fighter and sees him as her ticket to a better life. The two make an agreement and head off to New Orleans to arrange a match with "the man" - the mysterious king... See full summary »

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David Mitchell

Writers:

Damian Lee (screenplay), David Mitchell (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Michael Copeman ... Cody
Paul Coufos ... Bird
Pete Dempster Pete Dempster ... Rhubarb
Michael Ironside
Donny Lalonde Donny Lalonde ... Minister
Margaret Langrick Margaret Langrick ... Casey
Ken Roberts Ken Roberts ... Cook (as Kenneth W. Roberts)
William Sanderson ... Ratman
Ric Sarabia ... Moondog
Michael Scherer ... Jimbo
Warren Van Evera Warren Van Evera ... Red Rider
Jesse Ventura ... The Man
M. Emmet Walsh ... Wedge
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A con-artist meets a tough fighter and sees him as her ticket to a better life. The two make an agreement and head off to New Orleans to arrange a match with "the man" - the mysterious king of bare-knuckled boxing. There are no rules for this fight...one man wins when the other dies. Written by jeffman52001

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Action | Adventure

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Boxcar Blues See more »

Filming Locations:

Ontario, Canada See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Soundtracks

Turn Back the Time
Written by John Cascella and Carl Storie
Performed by Carl Storie
Published by Cascella Music
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Southern drive-in "Hard Times" clone ..........
30 April 2012 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

"Thunderground" is a fast moving "Hard Times" clone. The bare knuckles characters are not unlike Charles Bronson as the fighter and James Coburn as the manager in the depression era film "Hard Times". "Thunderground" substitutes hobos riding rail cars, with Paul Coufos as the fighter and Margaret Langrick as his teenage partner. Michael Ironside is supposed to be in this movie, but I'll be damned if I could tell you where? I will tell you that M. Emmet Walsh and Jesse Ventura are in it, but their parts are small. Overall, "Thunderground" is surprisingly enjoyable, oozing with Southern atmosphere, totally acceptable character development and acting, making it the perfect film for a lazy night at a Southern drive-in. - MERK


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