Are you prepared for World War 3? You know where you're gonna be, don't you? In the woods. Apparently everyone thinks that when the fighting starts this time, middle-America is heading for the state park pavillion...
In addition to Red Dawn, Patrick Swayze also starred in the unrelated Steel Dawn later on.
In this one, Swayze is a road warrior in the desert, protecting a post-apocalyptic pretty farmer (Lisa Niemi, Swayze's wife in real life), from evil Anthony Zerbe (doesn't he ever play good guys?), and his henchmen / soldiers, who want her dirt farm for no apparent reason. At least we assume the setting is post-WW3, the script never bothers to say one way or another. Swayze wields a sword and wears leather. Critics called him a Mad Max wannabe, and audiences pretty much stayed home.
Additional cast: Christopher Neame, John Fujicka, Brion James, Brett Hool Director: Lance Hool. Filmed in Africa. 100 minutes, rated R Steel Dawn was last seen on MonsterVision 9-20-97. No host segments available, anyone got this one on tape?
If you like Red Dawn or Steel Dawn, check out MonsterVision host segments for Damnation Alley (complete with mutant cockroaches attack and gratuitious Jan Michael Vincent) Not to mention Joe Bob's favorite post-apocalyptic Italian movie set in Texas and dubbed into english, 2020 Texas Gladiators host segments So far there hasn't been a sequel to Steel Dawn (or to Dirty Dancing either, unless you count Havana made-for-cable movies with a completely different cast), though there was a sort-of remake:
Steel Frontier (1994)
After the apacalypse, a group of people bravely start over with a little town they call "New Hope." Then bandit soldiers show up to ruin things until a loner shows up to save the day. Brion James (who was also in Steel Dawn), Joe Lara, Bo Svenson, Stacie Foster Written & directed by Jacobsen Hart & Paul G. Volk 94 minutes, rated R
This one looks like it was filmed south of the border in Mesko
Joe Bob's Mailbag
Dear Crypto-Comrade Joe-Bobski:
Ukraine Acres is no place to flee
Farm-living is the half-life for me
Fallout spreading out so far and wide
Keep the Manhatten Project--just gimme that country fried.
Doodles Gorbachev Holey Russia
No, Murmansk is where I'd rather stay
I get allergic from decay I just abhor a Day-Glo view
Dahling I love you but give me a passport for two.
Raisa Gaborchev Muthuh Russia
(Translated by Justin Reed, Phoenix)