Robot Jox (1989)

PG   |    |  Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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It is post-World War III. War is outlawed. In its place, are matches between large Robots called Robot Jox. These matches take place between two large superpowers over disputed territories.... See full summary »

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10 July 2005 | aurelius_morganus2001
| Robot Jox
This movie i've loved since i was young! Its excellent. Although, it may be a bit much for the average movie watcher if one can't interpret certain subtleties in the film (for example, our hero's name is Achilles, and in the final battle between him and Alexander he's shot in the heel with a rocket, just as Achilles in mythology was shot in his heel). That's a just a little fact that is kind of amusing! Anyway, great movie, good story, it'd be neat to see it redone with today's special effects! Oddly enough, Gary Graham had average success, starring in the T.V. show Alien Nation. This movie is a fun watch and should be more appreciated!

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Contrary to what was seen on screen, stars Gary Graham and Anne-Marie Johnson did not get along with one another, mostly because of their differences in political beliefs. Graham was mostly Conservative while Johnson had a more Liberal mindset.


Achilles: You can live.
Alexander: Yes, if I kill you with this!
Achilles: We can both live!
Alexander: We are already dead. We are Robot Jox!


When Athena enters the robot, she has on a dark visor. This is supposed to protect her from the new flash weapon and helps her get in the robot without being suspected that she is not Achilles. She is knocked down unconscious in the fight, and Achilles comes to rescue her and fight in the robot himself. When he puts on the suit, the visor is now clear for the rest of the fight, as it was for all of his "in the robot" scenes.

Alternate Versions

SPOILER: MGM's R1 DVD carries the film's original PG rating, but includes instances of violence and gore previously unseen in the U.S. and Canada. After Achilles' robot falls on the spectators, there are more shots of both Gary Graham's bloody face and of the dead bodies in the stands. A news broadcast immediately following now opens with a badly burned man screaming in pain for a couple of seconds. Also, when the traitorous Tex shoots scientist Matsumoto in the head, blood sprays on the wall behind the latter. In the old version (released theatrically by Epic and on tape and laserdisc by RCA/Columbia), Tex pulls the trigger and it instead cuts to a recycled shot of an exploding robot on a video monitor; the bloodstained wall is never shown. The bits in question are included on the Japanese DVD, so apparently American and Canadian audiences are only now getting the cut of the movie that the rest of the world has enjoyed for years. The MPAA database indicates that ROBOT JOX was originally rated PG-13, but trimmed to obtain PG. Evidently Epic felt that children were the movie's only audience, which makes one wonder why they didn't also edit out Anne-Marie Johnson's brief nude scene.


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Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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