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Cyborg Cop (1993)

Ex-D.E.A. Agent Jack receives an emergency message from his brother Phillip, whose team was ambushed on the Caribbean island of St. Keith. Jack goes to St. Keith to find his brother, who ... See full summary »

Director:

Sam Firstenberg

Writer:

Greg Latter (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Bradley ... Jack Ryan
John Rhys-Davies ... Kessel
Todd Jensen ... Phillip
Alonna Shaw ... Cathy
Ron Smerczak ... Callan (as Ron Smerzak)
Rufus Swart Rufus Swart ... Cyborg
Anthony Fridjhon Anthony Fridjhon ... Hogan (as Anthony Fridjon)
Shalom Kenan Shalom Kenan ... Steve
Robert Whitehead ... Dr. Stechman
Frank Notaro Frank Notaro ... Crazy Man
Steven Leader Steven Leader ... Frankie
Kurt Egelhof Kurt Egelhof ... Rastaman
Billy Mashigo Billy Mashigo ... Young Cop
Ernest Ndlovu Ernest Ndlovu ... Sergeant (as Earnest Ndlovu)
Seldom Ngwenia Seldom Ngwenia ... Burly Cop
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Ex-D.E.A. Agent Jack receives an emergency message from his brother Phillip, whose team was ambushed on the Caribbean island of St. Keith. Jack goes to St. Keith to find his brother, who has been turned into a cyborg by the drug runner he was after. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Born of flesh, turned to steel. See more »

Genres:

Action | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Despite the title none of the cyborgs are cops prior to or after becoming cyborgs. See more »

Goofs

Obvious stunt double in place of David Bradley when riding the dirt bike. See more »

Quotes

Jack Ryan: You're pretty bad yourself... Bad with a banana!
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Alternate Versions

The US-Release (Rated R) is cut by a few scenes. For example we do not see a hand being cut apart by the Cyborg-Warrior shortly after the opening-massacre. See more »

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Referenced in End of the World (2013) See more »

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cheap looking flick
20 June 2012 | by trashgangSee all my reviews

Looking at the title I thought that it would be okay. Sadly it failed a bit and the only reason is that it looks cheaply done and the effects used, if we can say effects, are laughable. The cyborg itself just looked ridiculous. Easy to spot that it just was a rubber suit. And just look at his feet, also a rubber shoe. It was also Rufus Swart last role in the business here as a cyborg just coming from the gem Dust Devil (1992).

Coming from Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1981) John Rhys-Davies was casted in low budgets just before his second breakthrough in The Lord Of The Rings (2001). I have to say that the acting of all was mediocre but was surprised that it contained a few nudity shots, one gratuitous by slaves working in a fabric topless. Unbelievable. The other nudity came from Alonna Shaw here as Cathy. She never made it into the business, this also being her last flick before she appeared in two episodes in two series.

The only effect worth noticing is the replacement of a real arm into a cyborg arm. And here and there there are a few nasty shots like a slashing and the cyborg smashing his fist through a head.

Jack Ryan, the main lead was played by David Bradley who became notorious after his role in American Ninja. He came back for the main lead in Cyborg Cop 2 (1994) but also failed after wards and stopped in 1997. Sam Firstenberg, the director also came from the American Ninja flicks and tried to pick in on the Cyborg success and the Terminator flicks.

It do has a kind of Robocop (1987) feeling but as I told before. It has a cheap look. Worth watching for a few shots and scenes but only for the B-flick fans.

Gore 1/5 Nudity 1,5/5 Effects 2/5 Story 2/5 Comedy 0/5


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Language:

English

Release Date:

6 August 1993 (South Africa) See more »

Also Known As:

Cyborg Ninja See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa

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Millennium Films See more »
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