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Omega Doom (1996)

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After earth is taken over by an army of robots, the small number of humans left are forced into hiding. In the nuclear winter, only droids walk the face of the earth, in fear of the rumored... See full summary »

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Albert Pyun

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rutger Hauer ... Omega Doom
Shannon Whirry ... Zed, Droid Leader
Norbert Weisser ... The Head
Tina Cote Tina Cote ... Blackheart, Rom Leader
Anna Katarina ... The Bartender (as Anna Katerina)
Jill Pierce Jill Pierce ... Zinc, Rom
Simon Poland ... Zed Too, Droid
Cynthia Ireland ... Ironface, Rom
Jahi J.J. Zuri Jahi J.J. Zuri ... Marko, Droid
Earl White Earl White ... Titus, Droid
Jozef Apolen Jozef Apolen ... Scientist
Peter Mates Peter Mates ... Soldier
Peter Janac Peter Janac ... Soldier
Martin Rajec Martin Rajec ... Soldier
Robert Kordos Robert Kordos ... Soldier
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Storyline

After earth is taken over by an army of robots, the small number of humans left are forced into hiding. In the nuclear winter, only droids walk the face of the earth, in fear of the rumored human resurgence, and in search of a hidden cache of weapons. One robot, his evil circuits destroyed, enters a small town where a robot civil war is taking place. He tries to convince both sides to join forces in search of the weapons, all the while having a hidden agenda, and an affinity for one of the local droids. Written by James Falkner <jhf@cise.ufl.edu>

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Robots rule the Earth. Only one man can stop them.

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sci-fi violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 July 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A világvége után See more »

Filming Locations:

Bratislava, Slovakia

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Runtime:

(PG-13)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Early in the film Omega Doom passes by a sign that reads "MUSEE MENIER", which could be a reference to the Menier family of chocolatiers. See more »

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Follows Nemesis 3: Time Lapse (1996) See more »

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A Sci-Fi/Western which makes you absolutely yearn for the genre classics of the 50's and 60's.
9 March 2001 | by Wilbur-10See all my reviews

This looks like its going to be an exceptionally dull sci-fi, with Rutger Hauer, looking like some kind of Russian WW2 soldier, playing a renegade android in a post-apocalyptic landscape - a setting which allows for no expensive effects, just a derelict, rubble-strewn building site.

'Omega Doom' is still dull, but when after 20 minutes or so, you realise that the story is a Yojimbo/Fistful of Dollars remake, the film starts to have some minor points of interest.

With no real sci-fi elements - a bloke with shaven bits in his hair, metal gloves and blue contact lenses doesn't totally convince as a fully-fledged android - the film leans towards its Western roots, with two rival gangs holed up on either side of the street and a saloon where Rutger Hauer muses with the friendly female bartender, before playing off the opposing gangs. Hauer fits into the role as the impassive stranger well, accompanied by a spaghetti western guitar theme building up the tension to the inevitable showdowns, which are settled in the classic Western tradition - Omega Doom has a quick draw Shane would be proud of.

Although I quite enjoyed these areas, they couldn't cloud the fact that 'Omega Doom' is boring and derivative, not demonstrating any particular areas of ability on the part of its cast or crew, apart from Hauer who is OK despite being on auto-pilot - but then he is a class actor who, for some reason, prefers to ply his trade in these bargain-basement efforts.

With an annoying whirring noise which accompanies each androids move, and a tiresome 'head' character providing Hauer with his sidekick, there is nothing here for even the most easily satisfied sci-fi viewer. Kurosawa and Leone fans will find enough points of reference to make this interesting, but only in the same way that 'Jaws' fans enjoy 'Orca' or 'Grizzly.


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