Terminus (1987 film)
|Directed by||Pierre-William Glenn|
|Produced by||Anne François
|Written by||Patrice Duvic
|Music by||David Cunningham|
|Edited by||Thierry Derocles|
In the year 2037, an international sport has been established, wherein a driver of a truck must cross the country and arrive at a designated terminus, while confronting obstacles and enemies along the way. The lead truck, named "Monster", has been designed by a boy genius (Gabriel Damon) and is to be piloted through the course by a woman named Gus (Karen Allen). Eventually, the truck's AI fails and Gus ends up in uncharted territories. There, she encounters leather-clad "hoods" (hoodlums) that torture her and eventually kill her. Prior to dying, she befriends a fellow prisoner (Johnny Hallyday), who later uses the truck to rescue himself and a young orphan. Meanwhile, the boy genius watches them by an artificial satellite so that he may see how well the truck's software works. The conclusion reveals that as 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
- Dominique Valera as The commander
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.
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