Steel Frontier

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Steel Frontier
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJacobsen Hart
Paul G. Volk
Produced byJoseph Merhi
Richard Pepin
Written byJacobsen Hart
StarringJoe Lara
Bo Svenson
Stacie Foster
Brion James
Kane Hodder
James C. Victor
Billy L. Sullivan
Robert O'Reilly
Brian Huckeba
Adolfo Quinones
Music byJohn Gonzalez
CinematographyRichard Pepin
Edited byChris Worland
Distributed byMadacy Entertainment
Release date
March 28, 1995
Running time
105 min.
CountryUnited States

Steel Frontier is a 1995 science fiction film directed by Jacobsen Hart and Paul G. Volk and starring Joe Lara, Bo Svenson, Stacie Foster, Brion James, Kane Hodder, James C. Victor, Billy L. Sullivan, Robert O'Reilly, Brian Huckeba, and Adolfo Quinones. It is set in a post-apocalyptic Weird West.


In 2019, a gang of bandits called the "United Regime" invade the town of New Hope. They are led by General Quantrill (Brion James), a descendant of Confederate cavalry officer William Quantrill. A mysterious motorcycle riding gunslinger named Yuma (Joe Lara) arrives in town and joins the gang, but actually plays the thugs against each other, causing the drunken riders to shoot each other. The next morning Yuma's girlfriend Sarah kills two other gangmembers, but the Regime believes Yuma is responsible. Yuma tracks down his accusers and shoots six. He is chased by the rest of the gang to the tire refinery, but kills them all, including Quantrill's son.

The sole survivor, Ackett (Bo Svenson) escapes to warn Quantrill. Most of the townsfolk flee but Sarah stays to help Yuma. Quantrill descends on the town with his entire army, only to find the road blocked by coffins filled with the bodies of his son and troops. Enraged, he shoots Ackett with a shotgun and enters the town, only to find it empty. The buildings, rigged with explosives, are detonated and most of Quantrill's army is destroyed. The remaining thugs converge on the town center and are attacked by armed townsfolk. Quantrill spots Yuma in a tower and sends his men after him. When they enter the tower Yuma abseils down and detonates a bomb hidden inside.

Meanwhile, Sarah's son hides in an armored school bus which is later hijacked by Quantrill and chased by Yuma and Sarah. Yuma climbs into the bus and crashes it into a wrecked car. Quantrill and Yuma lie on the injured road, both within reach of their guns. Yuma draws first and kills Quantrill. Yuma loads Quantrill's corpse onto his bike and reveals he was a bounty hunter tasked with capturing Quantrill, before riding off into the sunset.


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