Hot! B-MOVIE BINGO: SPACE RAGE

SPACE RAGE (1985)
Showing Tuesday 10/6/2015 at The Hollywood Theatre

Two hundred years in the future, the worst criminals on Earth are sent to a prison called Botany Bay on a planet called Proxima Centauri 3. From this space hell there is no hope of escape.

In SPACE RAGE, Michael Paré (LUNARCOP, RAGING ANGELS) portrays Grange, a bank-robbing, pony-tailed lunatic sent to Botany Bay to pay for his crimes. He immediately tries to escape, but his attempt is thwarted by Walker…

Oh, nevermind. Here’s what the back of the VHS box says:

Richard Farnsworth (THE NATURAL, THE GREY FOX), Michael Paré (STREETS OF FIRE, EDDIE AND THE CRUISERS), and John Laughlin (CRIMES OF PASSION) star in this thrilling action-adventure set in the future where survival is only for those who know how to fight.

In this futuristic world, the most ruthless criminals are all transported to the planet Botany Bay to work in the mines–there, they are guarded and escapees hunted down.

Sentenced to life on the penitentiary planet of Botany Bay, Grange (Michael Paré), leads a ruthless bunch of depraved work colony convicts in a terrorizing upheaval against the innocent inhabitants. Defending Botany Bay are highly skilled weapons specialists known as Trackers. John Laughlin portrays their fearless leader who fends off the prisoners’ breakout attempts with a futuristic arsenal of machines and manpower. Farnsworth is The Colonel, a retired LAPD officer brought in from Earth to help. The evil Grange devises a plan that will wipe out Botany Bay and make him self-imposed leader of a new civilization. In an action-packed finale, the criminals execute their plan… SPACE RAGE… a world gone mad! Directed by Conrad E. Palmisano (Stunt coordinator for RUSH HOUR 2, SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE).

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