1990: Bronx Warriors

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Main Details

  • Released in 1982 | Color | Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Running Time: Argentina:100 min | USA: 97 min (DVD version) | Germany: 86 min | USA: 89 min | UK: 89 min (uncut version)
  • Production Co: Deaf Internacional Film SrL. | Distribution Co: United Film Distribution Company (UFDC) (1983) (USA) (theatrical) (dubbed) | Citadel Films (1983) (Canada) (theatrical) (dubbed) | Commodore Films (1982) (France) (theatrical)
  • Directed by Enzo G. Castellari | Written by Enzo G. Castellari, Dardano Sacchetti and Elisa Briganti
  • Music by Walter Rizzati
  • Edited by Gianfranco Amicucci
  • Cinematography by Sergio Salvati
  • Produced by Fabrizio De Angelis
  • Starring: Mark Gregory, Vic Morrow, Christopher Connelly, Fred Williamson, George Eastman, Stefania Girolami Goodwin, Ennio Girolami

Also Known As

  • 1990 - Os Guerreiros do Bronx (Brazil) (video box title) | Bronx Warriors | Bronxin asfalttisoturit (Finland) | Os Guerreiros do Bronx (Brazil) | Les Guerriers du Bronx (France) | Ta Katharmata tou Bronx (Greece) | The Riffs - Die Gewalt sind wir (Germany) | 1990: I guerrieri del Bronx (Original Title)


  • A Heavy Metal Journey Into An Urban Hell Where Everything Was Done Wrong! | The lucky ones were the first to die!


The idea for the film was first envisioned by producer Fabrizio De Angelis when he missed a subway stop for his Manhattan hotel and ended up in dangerous neighbourhood in the Bronx. De Angelis stated he imagined the idea of a futuristic city where young hoods would fight for their home.[1]. 1990: The Bronx Warriors was one of the three science fiction films Enzo G Castellari made with producer Fabrizio De Angelis.[2] These films take influence from Mad Max 2 (1981), The Warriors (1979), and Escape From New York (1981).[2] Castellari changed some of De Angelis' plot ideas while filming, including incorporating more weird gangs such as the roller skating gang.[1] When discussing 1990: The Bronx Warriors, The New Barbarians and Escape from the Bronx, Castellari stated the three films were written prepared and filmed in six months.[3] Italian regulations required that 50% of a film had to be shot in Italy.[1] To solve this situation, the film was shot on location in the Bronx with interiors shot in Rome.[3][1]


  1. Fischer 2011, p. 130.
  2. Hughes 2011, p. 273.
  3. Willis 1985, p. 421: "Review is of 84 minute version viewed in New York on April 22, 1983"
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