R | | Action, Sci-Fi, Sport
In a future, where most of mankind and technology is wiped out, 6 people travel from place to place playing a brutal form of football with a dog skull. They hope one day to play in the league in a city.
The sport played in this movie is referenced in the comic book, "Warriors of Plasm", published in the early 1990s by Defiant Comics. In the comic book, the sport is called "Splatterball".
Can't pass an old man?
Kidda: I didn't see him.
Sallow: You gotta know where everybody is, all of us!
Kidda: What if I can't?
Sallow: They'll crush your skull!
The 90-minute version lists Greg Jordan as "New Qwik" in the end credits, but the final scene in which he appears is only available in the 104-minute version.
Pre-title card: "People no longer remembered the Golden Age of the 20th Century. They didn't remember the miraculous technology or the cruel wars that followed. They didn't remember when juggers first played The Game or how it came to be played with a dog skull..."
The US version stops a little short and omits the "real" not quite so positive ending found in the European/Asian/Australian version.
$471,775 (USA) (25 February 1990)