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Tank Girl (1995)

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A girl is among the few survivors of a dystopian Earth. Riding a war tank, she fights against the tyranny of a mega-corporation that dominates the remaining potable water supply of the planet.

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Rachel Talalay

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Alan Martin (comic strip), Jamie Hewlett (comic strip) | 1 more credit »
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The movie is based on the British comic book of the same name.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lori Petty ... Tank Girl
Ice-T ... T-Saint
Naomi Watts ... Jet Girl
Don Harvey ... Sgt. Small
Jeff Kober ... Booga
Reg E. Cathey ... Deetee
Scott Coffey ... Donner
Malcolm McDowell ... Kesslee
Stacy Linn Ramsower ... Sam
Ann Cusack ... Sub Girl
Brian Wimmer ... Richard
Iggy Pop ... Rat Face
Dawn Robinson Dawn Robinson ... Model
Billy L. Sullivan ... Max
James Hong ... Che'tsai
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Storyline

Tank Girl (Rebecca) and her friends are the only remaining citizens living in the wasteland that is Earth, where all the remaining water is controlled by Water and Power, the mega corporation/government that runs the territory. While incarcerated at W + P, Tank Girl and her new friend Jet Girl break out and steal... a tank and a jet. After meeting some mutant kangaroo/humans, and rescuing her little girl (adopted by her friends), the kangaroos and the girls kick Water and Powers' butt. Written by David Flaherty <flaherty@infohouse.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

In the future, the odds of survival are 1000 to 1. That's just the way she likes it. See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tank Girl See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,018,183, 2 April 1995

Gross USA:

$4,064,495

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,064,495
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby | DTS-Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Since she had already started production on this movie, Lori Petty had to decline reprising her role as Rae in Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home (1995). That made her the only main protagonist that didn't reprise her role for the sequel. See more »

Goofs

When Kesslee orders his soldier to walk across broken glass, Kesslee is wearing shoes. When he walks across the glass himself, his feet are bare. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Tank Girl: Listen up, cause I'm only telling you this once. I'm not bedtime story lady, so pay attention. It's 2033. The world is *screwed* now. You see, a while ago this humongous comet came crashing into the earth. Bam, total devastation. End of the world as we know it. No celebrities, no cable TV, no water. It hasn't rained in 11 years. Now 20 people gotta squeeze inside the same bathtub - so it ain't all bad.
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Crazy Credits

Boom Operator - Freddy Potatohead See more »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: David Alan Grier/Silverchair (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Let's Do It
Written by Cole Porter
Performed by Joan Jett and Paul Westerberg featuring Brian Baker
Joan Jett appears courtesy of Blackheart/Warner Bros. Records
Paul Westerberg appears courtesy of Reprise Records
Brian Baker appears courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corporation
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Gotta love this movie
13 August 2000 | by nak15See all my reviews

IF your looking for a movie that is intellectual, smart, sassy and leaves you thinking you have found the wrong movie. If you're looking for a movie that has its own type of humor, some good laughs, and leaves you thinking that was one silly movie- you've got it. Although this may not be a movie for the average type of person, if you have a sense of humor and adventure you can admire Tank Girl for the work it is and admire Lori Petty's performance in the role she was born for.


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