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Troma's War (1988)

A group of assorted Americans survive a plane crash in a Caribbean island, and discover it is infested with crawling snakes and other venomous beasts. Even worse, terrorists are preparing a full out war on America with a biological weapon.

Directors:

Michael Herz, Lloyd Kaufman (as Samuel Weil)

Writers:

Lloyd Kaufman (story), Mitchell Dana (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carolyn Beauchamp Carolyn Beauchamp ... Lydia
Sean Bowen ... Taylor
Rick Washburn ... Parker (as Michael Ryder)
Patrick Weathers ... Kirkland
Jessica Dublin ... Dottie
Steven Crossley Steven Crossley ... Marshall
Lorayn DeLuca ... Maria (as Lorayn Lane Deluca)
Charles Kay-Hune Charles Kay-Hune ... Hardwick (as Charles Kay Hune)
Ara Romanoff Ara Romanoff ... Cooney
Brenda Brock Brenda Brock ... Kim
Lisbeth Kaufman Lisbeth Kaufman ... Jingoistic Baby
Lisa Petruno ... Jennifer (as Lisa Patruno)
Alex Cserhart Alex Cserhart ... Sean
Aleida Harris Aleida Harris ... Nancy
Mary Yorio Mary Yorio ... Laurie
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Storyline

A small group of typical Tromaville citizens find themselves in the path of a terrorist army controlled by the power elite. The freedom of Tromaville and the world is at stake! Troma's War creates new kinds of heroes. A used car salesman, a handsome environmentalist, an obese junk-food gourmand, a seventy-year-old housewife, some sensational young women, a year old jingoistic baby and more sensational women all become deadly soldiers... Written by Anonymous

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There's nothing like a good war to make heroes of us all. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Lloyd Kaufman planned for the film to be rated R for theatrical cult status: "It was our answer to Rambo, Reaganomics, to the new interest in war. We based the violence in the movie on 'Die Hard' and 'RoboCop.' Michael didn't think there would be one cut from MPAA. But the end result was the movie was totally disemboweled, totally disemboweled, to the point where bullet hits were removed, men on fire were removed, Siamese twins were removed. In order to get an R rating, the movie was rendered unwatchable." Following the film's poor critical and financial performance, Troma experienced financial hardship and jettisoned the company from the Hollywood mainstream. See more »

Goofs

After Laurie gets shot, she falls over and her hand casts a shadow - presumably from the camera. See more »

Quotes

Parker: Kirkland, chickenshit. I'm gonna take your fucking ears.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits, the frame unfreezes as the survivors walk away, then all the cast, including the dead bodies strewn all over the place, turn to the camera, smile and wave. See more »

Alternate Versions

The complete version runs at about 104 minutes, a full 15 minutes longer than the edited R-rated version. See more »

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Soundtracks

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User Reviews

 
Great.
20 July 2006 | by spicymcbonerSee all my reviews

Great Troma movie. The last guy who commented on it has obviously never watched a Troma film before. The thin plot, nudity and guts all come together to form a solid story. The cheesy humor is another staple in the making of a great "movie of the future" I mean, an evil general with AIDS? GENIUS! If you don't enjoy Tromas War, you probably don't love Bloodsucking Freaks either, which makes you a moron. If you've never watched a Troma movie before, don't comment on them as if your film tastes are so advanced. Although, you really don't need to know the whole story behind the company to enjoy this film. Lloyd Kaufman and Micheal Herz have done it yet again. Thank you.


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Details

Official Sites:

Troma

Country:

USA

Language:

English | German | Spanish

Release Date:

18 November 1989 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

1,000 Ways to Die See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Troma Entertainment See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(director's cut) | (R-rated)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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