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Re: Best MM ripoff

Postby owenmp » Fri May 15, 2009 1:10 am

Battletruck / Warlords of the 21st Century is a post-apocalyptic movie that has some positive attributes. The title vehicle is a tractor-trailer armed with multiple machine-guns. :D

I believe the entire movie has been uploaded to YouTube in several parts. It is not yet on DVD.

While not post-apocalyptic, Death Race from last year had the best practical vehicular stunts filmed since Mad Max 2.
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Re: Best MM ripoff

Postby owenmp » Fri May 15, 2009 1:56 am

Most people do not like it but one of my favorite movies is Knight Rider 2010. It was released as a television movie in March 1994 in the U.S. as part of the Universal Studios "Action Pack" of television movies that included TekWar and Hercules.

There were a few different introductory "teaser" narrations to each airing of the movie.


Move over Mad Max. There is a new Road Warrior in town. In the world of Knight Rider 2010, you lead, follow or get blown away. You've got to drive to survive.

In the world of Knight RIder 2010, firepower is your best friend, cyberpunks are your enemy, horsepower is your only hope. You've got to drive to survive.


Knight Rider 2010 cannot compare to the Mad Max Trilogy but it did include a few excellent (too short, but excellent) automotive combat sequences. :mrgreen:
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Re: Best MM ripoff

Postby rockatansky4073 » Fri May 15, 2009 3:15 am

owenmp wrote:Battletruck / Warlords of the 21st Century is a post-apocalyptic movie that has some positive attributes. The title vehicle is a tractor-trailer armed with multiple machine-guns. :D

I believe the entire movie has been uploaded to YouTube in several parts. It is not yet on DVD.

While not post-apocalyptic, Death Race from last year had the best practical vehicular stunts filmed since Mad Max 2.


BATTLETRUCK is one of my all time favourite movies, absolutely flawless, and it did the METHANE thing before THUNDERDOME did.
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Re: Best MM ripoff

Postby MFP 2020 » Mon May 18, 2009 7:22 pm

I enjoyed BATTLETRUCK as well. Nothing like a little Michael Beck to add some flavor to your low-budget actioner (see also MEGAFORCE!).

By the way, I recently rented and then forced my way through the whole of "Steel Frontier." Good god, what a terrible movie. The MM2 elements were really obvious (and lame: see Wez substitute "Chicken Boy"), and there were one or two kinda cool things (besides Joe Lara's custom leathers), but overall I had to wonder, "Why would they wait 14 years to make a really bad 'Road Warrior' ripoff?"
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Re: Best MM ripoff

Postby XA351GT » Sun Jun 21, 2009 5:25 pm

The Thomas Jane Punisher straight up ripped off the killing of his family from Mad Max almost right down to Jane's reaction upon finding wife and kid run over. Also he drives a black musclecar.
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Re: Best MM ripoff

Postby Gasoline » Wed Jun 24, 2009 11:54 pm

What about this.
The Highwayman.
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It was a tv series back in the eighties. It aired in the states and australia.
It was an attempt at mixing two popular genres being mad max and knight rider.
The lead actor was a 'Sam Jones' who does look a little like Vernon Wells.
Some of you may remember him as the very blonde Flash Gordon from the 1980 film of the same name.
I even remember they had a token aussie in it who was a former footballer; Mark "Jacko" Jackson.
I dont know if he was that great at football, let alone acting.
His weapon of choice was a steel boomerang. (I think ive seen that before somewhere, anyone?)

Heres the link to the intro. You can then watch other highwayman videos if you wish..........or not
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLLyS88_DB8

By the way......The truck used in the series is up for sale.
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Given the ecenomic situation gripping the states, you would be able to beat that price down a lot.
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Re: Best MM ripoff

Postby scattergun » Thu Jun 25, 2009 2:27 pm

Iremember that show,it was pretty short lived but i liked it,especially the truck. for those that haven't seen it the cab of the truck turned into a helicopter.
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Re: Best MM ripoff

Postby rockatansky4073 » Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:06 am

shit! don't member that one, must have just been on yanky tv.
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Re: Best MM ripoff

Postby cruzn2the max » Wed Jul 01, 2009 2:22 am

i remember this show it was shown in australia many years ago

i also remember jackos humor on the footy field his antics etc, but the show was never a real hit though in australia
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