The Vintagent Classics: The films that inspired us. 


Run Time: 1:32:00
Producer: Fabrizio De Angelis
Director: Enzo G. Castellari
Editor: Dardano Sacchetti, Enzo G. Castellari
Key Cast: Mark Gregory, Fred Williamson, Vic Morrow, and members of the Hells Angels


Co-written and directed by Enzo G. Castellari (The Inglorious Bastards), this action-packed post-apocalyptic cult classic is a delirious mix of elements from The Warriors and Escape From New York. The idea for the film was first envisioned by producer Fabrizio De Angelis when he missed a subway stop for his Manhattan hotel and ended up in dangerous neighborhood in the Bronx. De Angelis imagined the idea of a futuristic city where young hoods would fight for their home.

One of three science fiction films Enzo G Castellari made with producer Fabrizio De Angelis. These films take influence from Mad Max 2 (1981), The Warriors (1979), and Escape From New York (1981). When discussing 1990: The Bronx Warriors, The New Barbarians and Escape from the Bronx, Castellari stated the three films were written prepared and filmed in six months.

Italian regulations required that 50% of a film had to be shot in Italy. To solve this situation, the film was shot on location in the Bronx with interiors shot in Rome.


In the year 1990 the Bronx is officially declared No Man’s Land. The authorities give up all attempts to restore law and order. From then on the area is ruled by The Riders.

When a beautiful young woman runs away from Manhattan into this wasteland of motorcycle gangs and marauding warriors, her corrupt father sends a ruthless mercenary to bring her back at all costs. But gang leader Trash has other plans, uniting the rival outlaws to wage an all-out guerilla war against their corporate oppressors.


Watch the full film at Cine Meccanica