Cyborg (movie)

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Cyborg is a 1989 martial arts and science fiction movie. The movie is about post-apocalyptic times.

Cast[change | change source]

  • Jean-Claude Van Damme as Gibson Rickenbacker
  • Deborah Richter as Nady Simmons
  • Vincent Klyn as Fender Tremolo
  • Dayle Haddon as Pearl Prophet
  • Alex Daniels as Marshall Strat
  • Blaise Loong as Furman Vux / Pirate / Bandit
  • Ralf Möller as Brick Bardo (as Rolf Muller)
  • Haley Peterson as Haley
  • Terrie Batson as Mary
  • Jackson 'Rock' Pinckney as Tytus / Pirate

Production[change | change source]

Cannon Films had planned to make a sequel to the 1987 He-Man movie Masters of the Universe and a live action version of 'Spider Man'. Both projects were planned to shoot at the same time by Albert Pyun.[1] Cannon, however, was in financial trouble. They had to cancel deals with both Mattel and Marvel Entertainment. Cannon had already spent $2 million on costumes and sets for both movies. They decided to write a new project to recoup the money spent on them. Then Pyun wrote the storyline for Cyborg in one weekend. The movie was shot for less than $500,000 and filmed in 23 days. It was shot entirely in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Jackson "Rock" Pinckney, who played one of Fender's pirates, lost his eye during filming when Jean-Claude Van Damme struck his eye with a prop knife. Pinckney sued Van Damme in a North Carolina court and was awarded $485,000.[2]

Violent scenes were removed from the movie to achieve an R rating rather than an X rating. That included a throat slitting and some blood and gore in the village massacre. Also removed was the death of a man Van Damme was fighting.

Reception[change | change source]

The movie got negative reviews from movie critics.[3][4] However, the movie was successful in the box office. It got back over $10 million total.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "He-Man and Spider Man Became Cyborg". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved May 31, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Bodybuilder Wins for Injury by Van Damme". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved May 31, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "Cyborg 1989". Roger Ebert. Retrieved May 31, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. "Cyborg". The Washington Post. Retrieved May 31, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. "Cyborg 1989". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved May 31, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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