Terminus (1987 film)
|Directed by||Pierre-William Glenn|
|Produced by||Anne François
|Written by||Patrice Duvic
|Music by||David Cunningham|
|Edited by||Thierry Derocles|
|Running time||110 minutes|
2037: An international sport has been established where a driver of a truck must cross the country and arrive at an established terminus. The driver must overcome all kinds of obstacles and enemies The lead truck called "Monster" has been designed by a boy genius (Gabriel Damon) and is to be piloted by a woman (Karen Allen) named Gus through the course. Yet the truck's AI fails and Gus ends up in uncharted territories. There she encounters leather-clad hoods that torture her and eventually kill her. Before dying she befriends a fellow prisoner (Johnny Hallyday) who uses the truck to rescue himself and a little orphan. Meanwhile the boy genius watches them by satellite in order to see how the truck's software works. While he watches the truck, he is himself watched and evaluated by the sinister doctor (Jürgen Prochnow) who cloned him.
- Johnny Hallyday as Stump (Manchot)
- Karen Allen as Gus
- Jürgen Prochnow as Doctor/Sir/the hostile truck driver
- Gabriel Damon as Mati
This film has been categorised as a strange oddity.
- "This French-German production is one of the strangest oddities to emerge from the cycle of films inspired by Mad Max 2 (1981)". moria.co.nz. Retrieved 2013-06-29.
- Terminus at the Internet Movie Database
- Terminus at the TCM Movie Database
- Terminus at AllMovie
- Terminus at Rotten Tomatoes
- Terminus at unifrance.org
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