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After the success of Dawn of the Dead, George A. Romero delivered this baffling tale of a nomadic gang of bikers sworn to live their lives as medieval knights – despite the fact they really reside in 1980s USA. Ed Harris takes on his first leading role as “king” of the gang, presiding over jousting tournaments, in-fighting and wavering dedication to the cause. The result is a peculiar film that never fully commits to being either satire or all-out bonkers. It is certainly entertaining, if rather overlong, but remains a singular oddity that intrigues rather than fully satisfies.

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