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In the future, natural disasters (Earthquakes, Floods) have ravaged the Earth, leaving the Earth as a world where pockets of communities live within canyons whilst a violent wind known as "The Slipsteam" rules the Earth and the only means of transport are airplanes. Matt Owens is a daredevil adventurer who kidnaps Byron, a fugitive wanted for murder, who is the prisoner of law officer Will Tasker so he can claim the bounty for himself. Travelling across the wind swept landscape, Matt and Byron are pursued by Will and his partner Belitski, Matt finds Byron isn't what he appears to be and learns Byron is android who murdered his creator and they form a friendship as they travel from community to community and encounter pockets of strange societies that lives beyond the slipstream.
From the depths of the earth. To the edge of existence... The hunt is on!
Release Date: April 10, 1990
Runtime: 102 mins
All Genres: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Colors: Color, Color
Sound: Dolby, 70 mm 6-Track
IMDB Rating: 4.7
Buried.com Rating: 5.7 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With S
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Bob Peck ...Byron
Mark Hamill ...Will Tasker
Kitty Aldridge ...Belitski
Bill Paxton ...Matt Owens (at Cafe)
Susan Leong ...Abigail (at Cafe)
Alkis Kritikos ...Cook 'Petrois' (at Cafe)
Tony Alleff ...Bartender (at Cafe)
Ricco Ross ...1st man at table (at Cafe)
George Camiller ...2nd man at table (at Cafe)
Diana Defries ...Woman Construction Worker (at Cafe)
Gay Baynes ...Rosie (at Village)
Robbie Coltrane ...Montclaire (at Village)
Paul Reynolds ...Travis (at Village)
Eris Akman ...Blind Boy's Father (at Village)
Eleanor David ...Ariel (at Village)
Rita Wolf ...Maya (Wind Cult)
Maiser Asghar ...Little Girl (Wind Cult)
Ben Kingsley ...Avatar (Wind Cult)
Bruce Boa ...Guard Supervisor (at Museum)
Roshan Seth ...George (at Museum)
Richard Huggett ...Emery (at Museum)
Deborah Leng ...Girl on Swing (at Museum)
F. Murray Abraham ...Cornelius (at Museum)
Jennifer Hilary ...Girl's Mother (at Museum)
Alan Polonsky ...Committee Member (at Museum)
Trevor Laird ...Committee Member (at Museum)
Roberta Fox ...Committee Member (at Museum)
Judith Hibbert ...Committee Member (at Museum)
Murray Melvin ...Man on Stairs (at Museum)
Heathcote Williams ...Man on Stairs (at Museum)
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Arthur H. Maslansky
"Shape of Things"
More Movie Taglines:
- From the depths of the earth. To the edge of existence... The hunt is on!
- The world we know has been changed. Not by man, but by nature itself.
- A science-fiction spectacular!
- [first lines] Will Tasker: It's over! It's finished! End of chase!
Will Tasker: [as plane banks to try to go over some high mountains] We're gonna make it! We're gonna make it! [the plane hits the mountainside and explodes]
- The aircraft Hamill's character is flying is a BROOKLAND AEROSPACE OPTICA OA7
Byron's line "I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth - put out my hand and touched the Face of God," is taken from the poem High Flight by John Gillespie Magee, Jr., a British-American aviator who died in a mid-air collision during WWII. On his grave is inscribed the first and last lines from his poem. This line is a direct allusion to that poem and befitting the film's predominant theme of aviation.
Never given a cinema release in the USA.
The first film that Mark Hamill worked with Producer 'Gary Kurtz' since Star Wars. He did not produce Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) as he was replaced by 'Howard Kazanjian' after a falling out between Kurtz and George Lucas after Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980).
Also known as the film that put producer 'Gary Kurtz' in bankruptcy due to it's failure and lack of distribution in the U.S.
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Rating: 5.7 out of 10.0 - 67 votes cast total