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Solarbabies (1986)

In a post-apocalyptic future ruled by the military, a group of renegade teenage orphans find a legendary orb, Bohdai, that can supposedly bring the rain back to dried up Earth.

Director:

Alan Johnson

Writers:

Walon Green (screenplay), D.A. Metrov (screenplay) (as Douglas Anthony Metrov)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Jordan ... Grock
Jami Gertz ... Terra
Jason Patric ... Jason
Lukas Haas ... Daniel
James Le Gros ... Metron
Claude Brooks Claude Brooks ... Rabbit
Peter DeLuise ... Tug
Peter Kowanko Peter Kowanko ... Gavial (as Pete Kowanko)
Adrian Pasdar ... Darstar
Sarah Douglas ... Shandray
Charles Durning ... The Warden
Frank Converse ... Greentree
Terrence Mann ... Ivor
Alexei Sayle ... Malice
Bruce Payne ... Dogger
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Storyline

In a future, water has disappeared from the Earth, and a group of teenagers, who live at an orphanage run by the despotic rulers of the new Earth, find an orb of special power. They escape from the orphanage and try to cross the wasteland looking for a place they can live free even as the storm troopers search for them and the orb. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Who will rule the future? See more »


Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 November 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Solarbabies See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$704,692, 30 November 1986

Gross USA:

$1,579,260

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,579,260
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The hand melting scene was borrowed from Dune (1984) which also starred Richard Jordan (Grock). See more »

Goofs

Why does "Gavial" just vanish from the movie, following the RED ALERT/EVACUATE signal at the Aqua Bunker? The picture seems to suggest that he escapes, but this is never substantiated; Gavial simply flees the control room and never reappears. See more »

Quotes

Metron: [after Bodhi's rainstorm in the club-room] ... They must be slipping us some kind of new medication. We're all hallucinating.
Tug: Well, they can slip me more of THAT anytime!
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Connections

References Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985) See more »

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Love Will Set You Free
Written by Smokey Robinson and Ivory Stone
Performed by Smokey Robinson
Courtesy of Motown Records/Taj Mahal Music
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Oh Baby.....Don't Make Me Watch.
1 November 2003 | by tfrizzellSee all my reviews

Totally stupid 1980s junk has a group of adolescents (Jason Patric, Jami Gertz and Lukas Haas among them) finding an orb of special powers in the post-apocalyptic future. They are really orphans (or prisoners) in a future that is run by evil people (Richard Jordan being the main villain here). Oh by the way the youngsters love to skate around and play hockey in the desert (no kidding). Silly and unnecessary venture for all involved. Still not as bad as some other similar movies of the period, but that is not saying much. 2 stars out of 5.


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