ⓘ 1990: The Bronx Warriors. Ann is the 17-year-old heiress to the arms manufacturing giant, The Manhattan Corporation. Unable to face her guilt over inheriting a ..

1990: The Bronx Warriors

ⓘ 1990: The Bronx Warriors

Ann is the 17-year-old heiress to the arms manufacturing giant, The Manhattan Corporation. Unable to face her guilt over inheriting a morally questionable company when she turns 18, Ann runs away into the lawless wasteland of New Yorks the Bronx. According to the film publicity: "In the year 1990 the Bronx is officially declared No Mans Land. The authorities give up all attempts to restore law and order. From then on the area is ruled by the Riders".

Attacked by a roller skating gang called The Zombies, Ann is saved by members of The Riders, and taken under the protection of The Riders leader, Trash. The Manhattan Corporation hires a ruthless and psychopathic mercenary named Hammer, who turns the various Bronx gangs against each other to ensure Ann is returned.


1. Cast

  • Enzo G Castellari as the Vice President
  • Elisabetta Dessy as Witch
  • Vic Morrow as Hammer
  • Enio Girolami as Ted Fisher
  • Stefania Girolami as Anne
  • George Eastman as Golem
  • Rocco Lero as Paul
  • John Loffredo as Ice
  • Christopher Connelly as Hot Dog
  • Marco Di Gregorio as Mark Gregory as Trash
  • Carla Brait as Iron Man Leader
  • Fred Williamson as The Ogre

2. Production

The idea for the film was first envisioned by producer Fabrizio De Angelis when he missed a subway stop for his Manhattan hotel and ended up in dangerous neighbourhood in the Bronx. De Angelis stated he imagined the idea of a futuristic city where young hoods would fight for their home.

1990: The Bronx Warriors was one of the three science fiction films Enzo G Castellari made with producer Fabrizio De Angelis. These films take influence from Mad Max 2 1981, The Warriors 1979, and Escape From New York 1981. Castellari changed some of De Angelis plot ideas while filming, including incorporating more weird gangs such as the roller skating gang. When discussing 1990: The Bronx Warriors, The New Barbarians and Escape from the Bronx, Castellari stated the three films were written prepared and filmed in six months.

Italian regulations required that 50% of a film had to be shot in Italy. To solve this situation, the film was shot on location in the Bronx with interiors shot in Rome.


3. Reception

In a contemporary review, Kim Newman wrote in the Monthly Film Bulletin that the film contains the "usual virtues and vices of the Italian rip-off" noting that it was predominantly derivative of Escape from New York and The Warriors as well taking smaller elements from The Exterminator, Class of 1984 and Mad Max 2. Newman stated that "Castellari nimbly steals back all the stylistic elements that Carpenter and Hill poached from Leones Westerns in the first place." The review praised the "attractive Panavision photography" and that the editing does "the best to conceal the fact that the epic battles and quests cover an extremely limited area of the Bronx." In his book Science Fiction, Phil Hardy also stated that the film was derivative of Escape From New York and The Warriors. The review went on to describe it as "riddled with narrative non-sequiteurs as it is devoid of cinematic imagination or elan." Variety referred to the film as an "exceedingly silly Italian action picture" that was "poorly scripted" and "lacks atmosphere". Variety praised Fred Williamson, stating that he "comes off as the best in the cast, handling himself smoothly in fight scenes which owe more to Italian sword n sandal programmers than recent violent epics."

AllMovie described the film as "one of the more successful examples of the post-apocalyptic action film genre that became popular during the early 80s" and that it was "probably too silly and overblown for a general audience, but is likely to please exploitation fans in search of cheap thrills". The review praised Sergio Salvatis cinematography and Walter Rizzatis rock music-oriented score. The review noted that these elements did not compensate for the films "sillier excesses" such as the roller-skating gang and that the leads of Stefania Girolami and Marco di Gregorio were bland protagonists.

A fan website exists for this movie, plus the 1983 sequel Escape from the Bronx. The creator Lance Manley is the subject of a 13-minute documentary on the 2015 Blu-ray release of Escape From the Bronx. Entitled "The Hunt for Trash" it details his search for Mark Gregory, the star of both movies who has not been seen for decades.

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