Futurekick

  • 1991
  • Movie
  • R
  • Action, Science Fiction

A glum but occasionally enjoyably loopy futuristic action yarn, FUTUREKICK was produced by low-budget king Roger Corman as a starring vehicle for stodgy martial-arts champion Don "The Dragon" Wilson, who toplined Concorde's BLOODFIST film series. The action is set in a future where planet Earth has been devastated by wars and is now run by mega-corporations,...read more

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A glum but occasionally enjoyably loopy futuristic action yarn, FUTUREKICK was produced by low-budget king Roger Corman as a starring vehicle for stodgy martial-arts champion Don "The Dragon" Wilson, who toplined Concorde's BLOODFIST film series.

The action is set in a future where planet Earth has been devastated by wars and is now run by mega-corporations, which have attained power via a police force of "cyberons." After turning on their ruthless corporate owners, however, these androids are now being systematically destroyed. One of

them is Walker (Wilson, whose character name may be a nod to Lee Marvin's ferocious revenge-seeker in John Boorman's classic POINT BLANK), who has survived via his exceptional martial-arts skills. When designer-engineer Howard Morgan (Ryan MacDonald) leaves his plush home on the moon for a

business trip to New Los Angeles, he's killed there by Hynes (Ed Lottimer); the former knows too much about New Body, a company illegally trading in human body parts. Morgan's wife Nancy (Meg Foster) follows him to earth and hires Walker, a bounty hunter, to investigate; he eventually wipes out

Hynes and his sadistic sidekick Bang (Christopher Penn). The trick ending has Morgan, unaccountably still very much alive, looking on, as if he's programmed the entire story.

The acting in FUTUREKICK is passable or better, especially by the blazing-eyed Meg Foster (TICKET TO HEAVEN, THE EMERALD FOREST), who is not at a point in her career where she should be doing B-movie junk like this. The action is well handled by director Damian Klaus, but the picture continually

betrays its meagre budget, particularly in the scruffy photography by Ken Arlidge. (Violence, profanity, nudity.)

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  • Released: 1991
  • Rating: R
  • Review: A glum but occasionally enjoyably loopy futuristic action yarn, FUTUREKICK was produced by low-budget king Roger Corman as a starring vehicle for stodgy martial-arts champion Don "The Dragon" Wilson, who toplined Concorde's BLOODFIST film series. The act… (more)

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