City Limits

Year: 1985

Production: Sho Films / Videoform / Island Alive

Director: Aaron Lipstadt

Starring: John Stockwell, Darrell Larson, Kim Cattrall, Rae Dawn Chong

Screenwriter: Don Opper

Based on a story by Aaron Lipstadt and James Reigle

85 minutes; Color

Disappointing exploitation movie from the writer and director of the first-rate Android (1982). Fifteen years after the USA has been almost wiped out by plague, two biker gangs in the sort of trendy post-holocaust fashions associated with the Mad Max movies live in the City, basing their culture on comic books. A manipulative quasigovernmental agency attempts to murder the whole of one gang and conscript the other (the sociology of this being wholly unbelieveable), but the kids win out with the help of kind old Black man James Earl Jones, so that the City is left safe in the hands of comics-reading Youth.

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