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Monday, 15 August 2016

Wheels of Fire (1985)

If you're suddenly thinking of Manowar then you have my utmost respect, but the movie predates the song by three years. Oh well, we can dream.
It's a post-apocalyptic wasteland scenario. With no law to stop them, many people get their kicks being dicks. But not Trace (Gary Watkins), he's a man of some honour who mostly looks out for his sister, Arlie (Lynda Wiesmeier).
If Mad Max rip-offs have taught me anything it's that to survive an apocalypse you must have leather pants and be able to drive on dusty roads.
The acting is as you'd expect for this kind of thing. But the car chases are excellent; if someone was to edit them into The Road Warrior (1981) and claim it's an extended cut then many people could be fooled.

3 escape attempts out of 5

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