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World Gone Wild (1987)

In the nuclear ravaged wasteland of Earth 2087 water is as precious as life itself. The isolated Lost Wells outpost survived the holocaust and the inhabitants guard the source of their ... See full summary »

Director:

Lee H. Katzin

Writer:

Jorge Zamacona
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Dern ... Ethan
Michael Paré ... George Landon
Catherine Mary Stewart ... Angie
Adam Ant ... Derek Abernathy
Anthony James ... Ten Watt
Rick Podell ... Exline
Julius Carry ... Nitro (as Julius J. Carry III)
Alan Autry ... Hank
Mindy McEnnan Mindy McEnnan ... Kate
Bryan J. Thompson Bryan J. Thompson ... Matthew
David Doersch David Doersch ... Daniel
Peppi Sanders Peppi Sanders ... Mina
Fred Nelson Fred Nelson ... Paul
Henry Kendrick ... Leland (as Henry Max Kendrick)
Larry Stuckey Larry Stuckey ... Eric
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Storyline

In the nuclear ravaged wasteland of Earth 2087 water is as precious as life itself. The isolated Lost Wells outpost survived the holocaust and the inhabitants guard the source of their existence. Now an evil cult of renegades want control of their valuable water supply. And the villagers are no match for such brute military force. Only one man can help the stricken community - a mercenary living in a distant cannibal city. But even he, and his strange henchmen, may not be able to survive in the world gone wild. Written by <jonas.urve@mailbox.swipnet.se>

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Genres:

Action | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

World Gone Wild See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$323,947

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$323,947
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Apollo Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (FotoKem)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The original version implied that the dangerous cult based itself on one of the few books remaining after the holocaust: L. Ron Hubbard's "Dianetics." Lawyers for Scientology got wind of this and threatened to sue Apollo Pictures, who removed all references to Hubbard and Dianetics. See more »

Goofs

Ethan says, "We have Hydrogen dioxide," meaning water. But water is known as dihydrogen oxide or dihydrogen monoxide. Hydrogen Dioxide would be HO2, which cannot exist. See more »

Quotes

Derek Abernathy: And who are you?
George Landon: The enemy.
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Crazy Credits

After the end credits, Adam Ant as Derek Abernathy closes his bible, makes a sign with his right hand and says "Let us pray". See more »

Connections

References Casablanca (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

I Only Have Eyes For You
Written by Harry Warren and Al Dubin
Published by Warner Brothers Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
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Good Cheese
19 January 2005 | by delta_tau_chiSee all my reviews

Chances are, if Michael Pare is the star of the movie, it is cheesy. Not necessarily bad, but cheesy. "Streets Of Fire", in my opinion, was great, but cheese notwithstanding. This movie is of the Mad Max ilk, but instead of fuel, it's water that is coveted. Adam Ant plays a Manson-type cult figure who is trying to rob Bruce Dern's town of its water/treasure, and Michael Pare comes in to help Dern with a pretty motley bunch. Adam Ant was quite good, and Bruce Dern was funny. Michael Pare was....well...Michael Pare. No one will confuse his body of work with DeNiro or Pacino, but if you like him, as I do, well, it doesn't make us bad people, does it?

If you are looking for "Saving Private Ryan", this ain't it. If you are like cheese, this beats Velveeta.


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