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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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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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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Did You Know?

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

The blood around the black soldier's mouth disappears, before he gets blown up. See more »

Quotes

Taylor: [about Parker] I don't know whether he's a psycho or just crazy.
Hardwick: He may be a psycho but he's definately not crazy.
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Crazy Credits

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Alternate Versions

The BBFC 18 VHS cut has 13 minutes and 57 seconds removed (the equivalent to the R-Rated cut) - eliminating much of the graphic violence and the rape scene. See more »

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Soundtracks

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User Reviews

 
Not worth fighting for.
8 April 2002 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

Typically low-rent action fare, full of repetitive action scenes that are neither exciting nor funny. I guess you have to get in the right state of mind to enjoy a film like this, otherwise the annoying characters, cheesy humor and stupid plot just might exhaust you. (*1/2)


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