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Robot Jox (1989)

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It is post-World War III. War is outlawed. In its place, are matches between large Robots called Robot Jox. These matches take place between two large superpowers over disputed territories.... See full summary »

Director:

Stuart Gordon

Writers:

Stuart Gordon (story), Joe Haldeman (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Graham ... Achilles
Anne-Marie Johnson ... Athena
Paul Koslo ... Alexander
Robert Sampson ... Commisioner Jameson
Danny Kamekona ... Dr. Matsumoto
Hilary Mason ... Professor Laplace
Michael Alldredge ... Tex Conway
Jeffrey Combs ... 1st Prole
Michael Saad Michael Saad ... 2nd Prole
Ian Patrick Williams ... Phillip
Jason Marsden ... Tommy
Carolyn Purdy-Gordon ... Kate
Thyme Lewis ... Sargon
Gary Houston ... Sportcaster
Russel Case Russel Case ... Hercules
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Storyline

It is post-World War III. War is outlawed. In its place, are matches between large Robots called Robot Jox. These matches take place between two large superpowers over disputed territories. The main character Achilles is a pilot in one of the large Robots. The plot revolves around him and a match for the state of Alaska. Written by Anonymous

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The ultimate killing machine. Part Man. Part Metal.


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Robot Jox See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$464,441, 25 November 1990

Gross USA:

$1,272,977

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,272,977
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

An actual sequel to Robot Jox was considered but never made. Stuart Gordon, Gary Graham and Paul Koslo would have returned as both director and stars respectively. The cancelled sequel would have had Achilles and Alexander team up to stop an alien invasion. See more »

Goofs

When Athena confronts Achilles in his room and sedates him, in the ensuing fight when Athena sweeps his leg and then spins around with a flying kick, you can plainly see that it is a stuntman. See more »

Quotes

Achilles: You can live.
Alexander: Yes, if I kill you with this!
Achilles: We can both live!
Alexander: We are already dead. We are Robot Jox!
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Alternate Versions

SPOILER: MGM's R1 DVD carries the film's original PG rating, but includes instances of violence and gore previously unseen in the U.S. and Canada. After Achilles' robot falls on the spectators, there are more shots of both Gary Graham's bloody face and of the dead bodies in the stands. A news broadcast immediately following now opens with a badly burned man screaming in pain for a couple of seconds. Also, when the traitorous Tex shoots scientist Matsumoto in the head, blood sprays on the wall behind the latter. In the old version (released theatrically by Epic and on tape and laserdisc by RCA/Columbia), Tex pulls the trigger and it instead cuts to a recycled shot of an exploding robot on a video monitor; the bloodstained wall is never shown. The bits in question are included on the Japanese DVD, so apparently American and Canadian audiences are only now getting the cut of the movie that the rest of the world has enjoyed for years. The MPAA database indicates that ROBOT JOX was originally rated PG-13, but trimmed to obtain PG. Evidently Epic felt that children were the movie's only audience, which makes one wonder why they didn't also edit out Anne-Marie Johnson's brief nude scene. See more »

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The best film ever made. Why it did not win best picture, I do not know.
14 May 2000 | by roccob64See all my reviews

This is the best movie in human creation. From the millisecond the movie began to when it ended, I could not stop urinating my pants. The movie was simply incredible. Don't try eating Milk Duds while watching it, you will choke on them. Sure, I jacked up my trousers, but it was worth it for this fine film. I couldn't take my eyes off the movie screen, even when there was a car accident outside and the movie theater caught on fire and my eye was gauged out by a falling beam. I spilled my beverage all over the ground, but I didn't care. The movie was too good. Even the guy that couldn't speak English sitting next to me enjoyed it. He kept yelling "ME GUSTA EL ROBOT JOX!" It is obvious that the film is an international masterpiece. We should all appreciate Stuart Gordon for creating this masterpiece. He should have won a Nobel Peace prize for this marvel of robotdom. Oh man, I have to change my underwear every time I think about Mr. Gordon. He makes me proud. His vision of robot battle was something I will never forget. And don't forget: NO GUTS, NO GALAXY! THE RULES OF THE ROBOT JOX. VIVA LOS ROBOTS DE JOX!


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