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He said it takes a cyborg to kill a cyborg. She's gonna prove him dead wrong.
|Directed by||Albert Pyun|
|Written by||Albert Pyun|
|Edited by||Dean Goodhill|
Knights AKA ""Kingdom of Metal: Cyborg Killer" is a 1993 science fiction movie starring kickboxing champion Kathy Long in her debut Hollywood movie. The original title for Knights was Kingdom Of Metal and it began as the sequel to Pyun's 1989 film, Cyborg, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme. It is the second film in Pyun's Cyborg series. The first was Cyborg and the third and last film of the series is Omega Doom made in 1996. Long's character is a descendant of Gibson Rickenbacker (Jean-Claude Van Damme) in the original script.
The cyborg Gabriel (Kris Kristofferson) was created to destroy all other cyborgs. He later rescues Nea (Kathy Long) by killing Simon (Scott Paulin), one of the other cyborgs. Gabriel trains Nea to become a cyborg killer and help him. They continue to kill cyborgs until Gabriel is torn in half by one of his targets and taken to the cyborg camp. Nea follows Jacob and challenges the cyborg leader Job (Lance Henriksen) to a fight. She ends up killing most of the cyborgs in the camp. The film had stars from Pyun's 1989 film, Cyborg, like Vince Klyn because Knights began life as the sequel to Cyborg. Vince Klyn was to play a descendant of Fender Tremolo the villain of Cyborg. Nea is the descendant of Van Damme's character.
She finds Gabriel and straps him to her back. Together, they battle the cyborgs until Gabriel has her put him down so he can attach a dead cyborg's legs to himself. They then pursue a fleeing Job, but before they can catch him the Master Builder captures Nea's brother, taking him to Cyborg City. Meanwhile, Gabriel is battling Job and hits him in the face, causing it to explode. Job tells Gabriel that the cyborg population can't be stopped. Job dies moments later. Gabriel and Nea ride off into the sunset, in search of her brother and Cyborg City.
Pyun original wrote the script for Knights as the sequel to his 1989 film, Cyborg. When the studio wanted it to be a stand alone movie, Pyun changed the script and the prologue which established that Knights takes place 200 years after the time of Cyborg.
- Kathy Long as Nea
- Kris Kristofferson as Gabriel
- Lance Henriksen as Job
- Scott Paulin as Simon
- Gary Daniels as David
- Nicholas Guest as Farmer
- Vincent Klyn as Ty (as Vince Klyn)
- Ben McCreary as Chance
- Bob Brown as 1st Marauder
- Jon H. Epstein as Matthew
- Burton Richardson as Marauder guard
- Nancy Thurston as Woman Bandit
- Edmund Tyler Wrenn as Boy
- Brad Langenberg as Master Builder
- Clare Hoak as Mother
- Casey Wallace as Young Nea
- Borovnisa Blervaque as Blu
Two sequels were planned, called "Knights 2: Cyborg City", and "Knights 3: Genesis" but they were never created due to the unpopularity of the original film.