Steel Dawn (1987)

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This futuristic drama offers the classic story of Shane seved up with a few Mad Max moments and some interesting twists. The tale is set in the smouldering, decimated post-World War III town of Meridian, where locals scrabble to keep their meager farms watered in the midst of a desert wasteland. Bad-guys - a powerful landowner and his cronies - try to monopolize the precious local water supplies by bullying, kidnapping and even murdering citizens. To this beleaguered place comes the enigmatic swordsman/ warrior Nomad who has come in search of his mentor's killer. The town takes him on as their "Peacemaker" and he is able to end their problems and get his revenge to boot. The story was filmed on location in the deserts of South Africa.
Rating:
R (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre:
Action & Adventure
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Vestron Video

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Cast

Anthony Zerbe
as Damnil
Lisa Niemi
as Kasha
Arnold Vosloo
as Makker
Alex Heyns
as Priest
David Sherwood
as Merchant
Brad Morris
as Bluto
James Whyle
as Tooey
Tullio Moneta
as Henchman
Brett Hool
as Jux, Kasha's Son
Brad Morris
as Bluto
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Critic Reviews for Steel Dawn

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Classic Swayze, Unrelentless Action!

February 2, 2009
Brag Magazine

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Full Review… | April 24, 2012
Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film Review Database

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October 7, 2005
International Press Academy

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Full Review… | August 21, 2005
Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film Review Database

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Full Review… | April 20, 2005
Movies in the Attic

The first five minutes is the best part of the movie.

December 31, 1999
Cold Fusion Video Reviews

Audience Reviews for Steel Dawn

½

The post-apocalyptic incarnation of Road House. While it's not as fun or innately campy, it's just worth watching for the crazy costumes and characters. Patrick Swayze embodies the nomad lifestyle, a drifter that only cares about himself and has no ties to anyone. However, Kasha and her son make his heart strong and he begins to fight for a cause. While this is no doubt the poor man's Road Warrior in every way possible, it's just so honest and straight-forward in what it gives you.

Conner Rainwater
Conner Rainwater

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½

Why does being a great warrior always involve doing hand stands? Both Yoda and Swayze are ga ga for them. Despite the entire concept of this film is a bit daft, the filmmaking itself isn't half bad.

Ken Stachnik
Ken Stachnik

Super Reviewer

Above average, but sometimes bore set in the post-apocalyptic future has martial arts warrior joining in to help widow protect a colony of peaceful settlers.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

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