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.
All five player positions in Jugger are mentioned in the dialogue between characters; 'Qwik' and 'Slash' are the most mentioned (and most obvious), while the 'Drive' and 'Back-Charge' are only mentioned when Sallow, Big Cimber, and Mbulu are seen arguing midway through the film. The "chain wielder" (Young Gar) has a possible name of 'Griffer' for his position, as the term appears once when Sallow speaks to Gonzo the first time.
A hundred fucking stones!
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)