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Terminal City Ricochet (1990)

Welcome to Terminal City, a decaying world where the citizens wallow amidst a mind-boggling profusion of discarded consumer goods; a ruthless world where television is exploited to its ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Breck ... Ross Glimore
Germain Houde ... Ace the 'Savior'
Jello Biafra ... Bruce Coddle
Mark Bennett Mark Bennett ... Alex Stevens
Lisa Brown Lisa Brown ... Beatrice
Gene Kiniski Gene Kiniski ... Commander Crutcher
Joe Keithley ... Officer Friendly
Gabe Khouth ... Jim Glimore (as Gabriel Khouth)
Valeda Hett Valeda Hett ... Betty Stevens
Shawn Macdonald ... Chip Ferguson
Douglas Newell Douglas Newell ... O'Boyle
Tom Edwards ... Skivver
Joni Mar Joni Mar ... Tindy
Wendi Pope Wendi Pope ... Doctor's Asst.
Danny Antonucci ... Lupo the Butcher
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Welcome to Terminal City, a decaying world where the citizens wallow amidst a mind-boggling profusion of discarded consumer goods; a ruthless world where television is exploited to its fullest to sell yet more needless junk to eager consumers; a bewildering land where the unreal is real and the real, unreal. Alex Stevens is hurled into this bedlam where he finds himself pitted against the maniacal Ross Gilmore, Mayor of Terminal City, and the evil Bruce Coddle, agent of Gilmore's Social Peace Enforcement Unit. Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

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8 February 1991 (USA) See more »

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Bruce Coddle: You're already dead, Alex. It says so on t.v. All we need now are pictures of the corpses.
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"Any similarity between this film and real life just happens to be the way things are." See more »

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References Network (1976) See more »

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Television (Drug of a Nation)
By The Beatnigs (Michael Franti)
Maim That Tune Unlimited (BMI) 1988
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Punkrock scifi
31 July 2010 | by p-stepienSee all my reviews

One of those movies where you are bound to ask yourself who the hell funded it. Antisystem punk-rock scifi with a non-schematic plot and anti-consumerist, anti-media message... Who the hell forked the money for this quirky piece of great trash? That said the movie is very close to brilliant at times and as a satire is miles better than movies such as Running Man or The Truman Show (or even Repo Man for that matter). Some of the observations served on the platter in the form of a joke or sketch are simply perversely brutally true.

The acting (and accents) can sometimes really turn you off and part of the movie watches like a typical trashy 80ies flick. The pacing is way off, but that doesn't really matter since the tidbits of social commentary here and there make up for the dragging story. What is the story? A corrupt evil mayor and entrepreneur Ross Glimore is on the verge of being reelected for office. With the sky literally falling on top of peoples heads to assure the vote goes his way he needs to find a gimmick to garner support. The solution: Using total control of media he transmutes the public image of a punk-rock loving paperboy into public enemy number one - a rock terrorist intent on murder and mayhem. As mayor he promises to deal with the threat of rock terrorism!


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