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Patrick Swayze's Steel Dawn at Cinefamily Los Angeles

Posted by phil blankenship, July 2, 2014 11:00am | Post a Comment
Patrick Swayze's Steel Dawn

STEEL DAWN

Saturday, July 5, 2014 // Midnite

Come welcome author/longtime Cinefamily friend David J. Moore, as he stops by to celebrate the release of his mammoth new book “World Gone Wild: A Survivor’s Guide to Post-Apocalyptic Movies”. He’s bringing along a doozy of a screening: Patrick Swayze’s sand-swept actioner Steel Dawn. Released while Dirty Dancing was still in theaters and while Thunderdome was still on our minds, this sci-fi update of Shane crawls through the ruins of nuclear war to bring you a dusty landscape of unearthly beauty in a world struggling against both the forces of nature and the evil of mankind. It opens with Swayze standing on his head in the middle of a desert, and only gets weirder from there as he wanders the wasteland slashing through mutants and madmen in order to carve a future with his sword. It’s a sparse, tense affair cemented by committed performances by Swayze and his real-life wife Lisa Niemi, tightly directed by frequent Cannon Films collaborator Lance Hool (Missing in Action 2) and stacked with an army of classic “That Guys”: Anthony Zerbe, Brion James, Arnold Vosloo and American Ninja’s John Fujioka!
Dir. Lance Hool, 1987, 35mm, 100 min.

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