Battletruck (1982)

Genres - Science Fiction  |   Sub-Genres - Sci-Fi Action  |   Run Time - 91 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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Harley Cokliss (second-unit director for The Empire Strikes Back) made his feature-film directing debut in this Mad Max-inspired action film. The story takes place in a post-apocalyptic civilization carrying on after a war for oil has depleted the world's petroleum supplies. An outlaw army under the command of Straker (James Wainwright) controls a gigantic truck used as a weapon of pillage. However, Straker's daughter Corlie (Annie McEnroe) doesn't want to be a part of her father's evil designs. She runs away from her father and takes up with Hunter (Michael Beck), a reclusive biker. With Hunter, Annie settles in a peaceful community led by Rusty (John Ratzenberger). But it is only a matter of time before the Battletruck barrels into town, and the peace of the community is shattered.

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community, family-in-danger, galaxy, gangster, invasion, killing, lawman, military, one-against-odds, outlaw [Western], post-nuclear-holocaust, revenge, space, space-exploration, villain