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The Lawless Land (1988)

Action-adventure set in a world of the near-future, where young love is forbidden among the lower classes. Nevertheless, one couple defies their police-state world to fight and hold on to ... See full summary »

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Jon Hess

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Tony Cinciripini (screenplay), Tony Cinciripini (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jsu Garcia ... Falco (as Nick Corri)
Leon ... Road Kill
Xander Berkeley ... Ez Andy
Amanda Peterson ... Diana
Walter Kliche Walter Kliche ... Chairman
Alejandro Heinrich Alejandro Heinrich ... Billy Boy
Ann-Marie Peterson Ann-Marie Peterson ... Venus
Patricio Bunster Patricio Bunster ... Don Enrique
Luis Mora Luis Mora ... Priest (as Luis Mora del Solar)
Gloria Laso Gloria Laso ... Checkpoint Battered Woman
Roberto Poblete Roberto Poblete ... Checkpoint Battered Man
Oscar Vigoroux Oscar Vigoroux ... Owner of the Pit
Teresa Ramos Teresa Ramos ... Gasoline Attendant
Marcos Madrid Marcos Madrid ... Gamina Boy
Joshua Sweek Joshua Sweek ... Falco as a Child
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Action-adventure set in a world of the near-future, where young love is forbidden among the lower classes. Nevertheless, one couple defies their police-state world to fight and hold on to whatever love they can find. Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

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A hellish chase in a world gone mad.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I gi ton paranomon See more »

Filming Locations:

Chile

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Warden: [addressing the about-to-be-tortured Falco] You're so young. I don't want you to go through this. Eventually everybody talks. It's a matter of time.
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A post apocalyptic Romeo and Juliet
30 April 1999 | by Commando-2See all my reviews

The Lawless Land is an underrated and under seen classic. Hard to enjoy at first, one soon comes to realize the creativity and nuances of the movie on repeated viewings. It is an adaptation and improvement on William Shakespeare's classic love story, and using a stroke of subtle directorial genius, gives the sense that it is being narrated through a kind of God's eye view. The acting is effectively removed from the melodrama one would expect from the material in order to provide the viewer with a fascinating story of love in a world where emotion has run dry.


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