1990: The Bronx Warriors (1982)

1990: The Bronx Warriors (1982) movie poster

director Enzo G. Castellari
viewed: 09/02/2016

You know the old saying, “They don’t make ’em like they used to.”  That rings true in so many ways, even in wonderful garbage cinema of Italian knock-offs.

Is 1990: The Bronx Warriors the best Italian knock-off of The Warriors (1979) and Escape from New York (1981)?

Amazon just added a number of weird/cool Italian titles to its Prime streaming service, numerous notable classics and cheese.  I do not understand their content strategy or promotion planning and it’s probably the worst format I use for finding content (movies).  But this was a good content dump, several films I’ve seen or been wanting to see.  So, I’m grateful.

It’s hard to know what to add about Enzo G. Castellari’s genre rip-off goof-fest that others haven’t said with greater passion or knowledge.

Vic Morrow, I like him more all the time.  Fred Williamson, always cool.

I remember my first time driving through the Bronx in 1989 (only a year before this movie was supposed to have taken place), and having been well-fed on America’s portrayal of the Bronx as a super-scary hell-hole.  New York in the 1980’s was probably pretty intense and there was a lot of run-down structures as the city crept toward the end of the the 20th century.  Still, it was a fascinating landscape.


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