American Cyborg: Steel Warrior

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    AMERICAN CYBORG: STEEL WARRIOR (1993)
    Directed by Boaz Davidson. Stars Joe Lara, John Ryan, Nicole Hansen. If nothing else, this hybrid of THE TERMINATOR and DIE HARD can at least claim to be Cannon’s next-to-last theatrical release, even if it did barely play on a few hundred screens. Earth’s population is rendered sterile as an after-effect of a nuclear holocaust. Seventeen years later, blonde test subject Hansen manages to produce the world’s only living fetus. Scientists pack it into a backpack and send Hansen on a mission to cross the hellish, vermin-dotted city to the harbor, where a boat will be waiting to transport Earth’s Hope For A Future to a less-decimated Europe. Her escorts are slaughtered by unstoppable cyborg Ryan, leaving reluctant tag-along Lara as her only protection. Davidson (THE LAST AMERICAN VIRGIN) apparently shot the whole movie in and around one big dilapidated factory in Tel Aviv, which may not provide much colorful scenery or variety for the eye, but at least provides enough nooks, crannies, towers, shafts and empty rooms for the movie’s many gun battles, fights and explosions. Davidson manages a slick look and lots of action on his tight budget, but there’s not anything here you haven’t seen before. Lara is serviceable, and went on to star in many more crummy action flicks.
     
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