Cyberpunk Review » American Cyborg: Steel Warrior

February 18, 2006

American Cyborg: Steel Warrior

Year: 1992

Directed by: Boaz Davidson

Written by: Bill Crounse & Boaz Davidson

IMDB Reference

Degree of Cyberpunk Visuals: Low

Correlation to Cyberpunk Themes: Very Low

Key Cast Members:

  • Austin: Joe Lara
  • Mary: Nicole Hansen
  • Cyborg: John Ryan
  • Rating: 2 out of 10

    DVD Cover


    Overview: Based on Metatron’s thread in the Meatspace, I decided to review this. Some movies are so bad they’re actually good in a funny kind of way. Others are just truly bad with absolutely no redeeming qualities whatsoever, and are painful to get through. American Cyborg: Steel Warrior is one of those kinds of movies. This film is the epitome of horrid, cheap derivative. There isn’t an original idea anywhere in sight, nor is there even a whiff of good craftsmanship, decent acting, decent cinematography, set designs, etc.

    American Cyborg: Steel Warrior takes place in a shabby dystopic future where evil assassin cyborgs reign supreme. Humanity’s hopes rest with a genetically engineered Fetus that supposedly has what it takes to beat the evil cyborgs, and now, for unstated reasons, its mother (played horribly by Nicole Hansen) is carrying it around in a bag to get it to Europe, which is apparently the safe place. She is protected by a mysterious dude (horribly portrayed by Joe Lara) who, SHOCKINGLY turns out to be a good cyborg. All the while, they are pursued by a truly bad Terminator knock-off shabbily played by John Ryan. Terminator gets the bulk of the rip-offs here, but there’s a good bit of Robocop and Cyborg thrown in as well (you KNOW it’s a bad movie if its imitating Cyborg!).

    The Bottom Line: Truly, there’s nothing redeeming here. Perhaps the only amusing thing is that American Cyborg is so predictable that you can literally guess pretty much every scene before it occurs. In short: This is not the cyberpunk movie you’re looking for…move along…

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    March 4, 2006

    Artaz said:

    The fim is great you are stupid ugley bitches if you don:t like it !!!

    SFAM said:

    Consider me a “stupid ugley bitch” then.

    March 5, 2006

    DannyV_El_Acme said:

    Hehehe, I saw this movie years ago with a few buddies and we’ve been laughing ever since. It’s actually a great party movie with a few of drunk friends :p

    SFAM said:

    I agree that American Cyborg would make a great Friday night “B” movie film. Drinking with friends is definitely the way to see this. :)

    April 8, 2006

    SFAM said:

    After watching Cybernator, I realize I’ve under-rated this movie. American Cyborg isn’t as bad as Cybernator so it deserves at least another star.

    May 25, 2006

    Anonymous said:

    “The fim is great you are stupid ugley bitches if you don:t like it !!!”
    Hmm, maybe he was still drunk when he wrote this. :)

    SFAM said:

    So what, you’re gonna drop by every two months with same misspelling of ugly? Um, OK…You’ve got horrid tastes in movies - I’m cool with that. I’m glad you enjoyed the film more than I did.

    January 22, 2007

    SIMS said:

    i watched this movie when i was a little kids. isn’t it the one where she finds out that he’s a machine.

    March 3, 2007

    Nicole Hansen said:

    When this film was shown on TV in the mid-90s, it was listed in TV Guide as being about “the last fertile woman on earth after a nuclear holocaust” starring Nicole Hansen as that last fertile woman.

    One of my colleagues came across this, and also being named Nicole Hansen, I was the butt of everyone’s jokes for a week. They were debating whether being the last fertile woman on earth would make me more attractive to men or less. It was really embarrassing.

    When I finally got a chance to see the film a couple years ago (dubbed in Spanish nonetheless), I learned that the description was wrong. I was not the last fertile woman on earth, but rather a woman in possession of the last fetus in a backpack. Not that there are probably that many women running around with fetuses in backpacks as it is.

    SFAM said:

    Hi Nicole, that’s too funny! And actually, I’d imagine the Spanish dubbing might have helped it (It certainly couldn’t have hurt it). Just for the record, I’d say, yeah, being the last fertile chick on earth would make you a hot commodity! And I truly hope you don’t follow the backpack baby thing, at least until after they’re born. :)

    April 22, 2007

    DrCola said:

    I just saw “Children of Men” on DVD and it has a lot of parallels to this movie. The whole one man’s journey to protect the last baby on post apocalyptic earth and shipping it off to another continent by boat. (It’s been a while since I saw this…was there a boat?)

    April 27, 2007

    SFAM said:

    Hi DrCola, I don’t know that I’d really compare these two. Yes, they both do have the baby thing going but that’s about it. Children of Men is a true tour-de-force - had I considered it cyberpunk I’d be giving it 10 stars. American Cyborg: Steel Warrior is first and foremost a Terminator rip off.

    October 15, 2007

    nicole hansen said:

    I went to see, “Children of Men” with my little brother and he said, “I think I’ve see this movie before.” and I replied, ” I think I was in this movie! (except MY baby was in a backpack!).

    January 14, 2008

    artdiddy (Rus) said:

    I search American Cyborg: Steel Warrior long time
    upload this movie!?
    DVD RIP on
    Rapidshare, Zshare or Megaupload

    June 18, 2008

    mikevil5 said:

    Bon il est vrai que c’est pas le dernier terminator mais le film se regarde quand meme moi ça va g bien aimé

    December 8, 2008

    Aphex said:

    Is it weird that this film sounds so terrible that I really want to watch it now? :|

    December 27, 2008

    paddy said:

    Ash hole movie… Even indians can nake better movie than this

    February 2, 2009

    Ajay said:

    good movie……………

    February 8, 2009

    Klendathu said:

    This movie is the greatest cinematic achievement ever

    February 13, 2009

    Nicole Hansen said:

    not bad for a b-movie.

    March 25, 2009

    fuck you said:

    вы все пидарасы ебанутые

    December 30, 2009

    patty b said:

    It took me a long time to try and remember the name of this movie…finally I can rent it and enjoy it

    November 8, 2010

    nikkin said:

    The movie is a masterpiece!!! Perfect music, very good camera work, perfect story and ending. I like a lot the play of the trio! John is the perfect cyborg, Nicole is damn pretty and Joe is a great hero! I would like to see American Cyborg: Steel Warrior II

    January 22, 2011

    deadmovies said:

    lol what are talking about motherfucker? Bad movie?
    Look at mu review of American Cyborg you numbnuts!

    November 5, 2011

    lox said:

    Guys, the movie is funny! Period! Does anybody know where I can download the soundtracks. Please e-mail me a link at

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