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City Limits

In the year British television served up the mighty nuclear fallout frightener Threads, Hollywood rounded up some of its regulation twentysomething ‘teenagers’ to form skull-helmeted motorbike gangs and do each other in, until a standard-issue sinister corporation tries to bring them to heel using that failsafe signifier of bottom-feeding cinema, Kim Cattrall, as saucy intermediary. In the event of a holocaust, only cockroaches and films like this will survive.

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  1. Applemask

    July 20, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    Only notable for being MST3K’d in 1992 or so. “You’re really stupid if you get by a car AFTER the apocalypse.”

  2. Ken Shinn

    July 20, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    Also featured James Earl Jones in a sort-of equivalent role to Peter Ustinov’s crumbly-but-noble old man from Logan’s Run, didn’t it? A career all-time embarrassment for Jonesy, even Conan The Barbarian didn’t sink so low.

  3. Applemask

    July 20, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    Vader also narrated, which at least made it intermittenly pleasant to listen to, or more accurately to hear because he still wasn’t anything worthwhile.

  4. Matt Patton

    March 15, 2010 at 3:29 am

    Also notable for Robbie Benson’s Death by Falling Desk — the screenwriter had read HOWARD’S END, perhaps?

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