Robot Jox

Synopsis: It is post-World War III. War is outlawed. In its place, are matches between large Robots called Robot Jox. These matches take place between two large superpowers over disputed territories. The main character Achilles is a pilot in one of the large Robots. The plot revolves around him and a match for the state of Alaska.
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Director(s): Stuart Gordon
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  1 nomination.
85 min

It is 50 years since the nuclear holocaust

almost destroyed mankind.

War is now outlawed.

And all territorial disputes

between the two great alliances...

are settled by single combat.

Here at the Confederation

playing field in Siberia...

a battle rages between

two gigantic fighting machines...

piloted by their nation's champions

the Robot "Jox."


Alexander, you win.

Alexander! I can't move!

I think my back's broken.


I would likejudgment.

If you please.

Thejudgment is victory

for the Confederation.

Alexander, hold your position.

I yield!

I yield!

You're next, Achilles!


He didn't have to kill him.

You surprised?

Should have sent my boy in.

He wouldn't let that bum knee stop him.

It wasn't primarily the knee.

They knew how to

counter the tar spray.

Clearly a matter of espionage.

It's not parallel development?

No. The spy again.

Spy or no spy,

knee or no knee...

you let that bastard kill

nine of our guys in a row...

when my boy could have

nailed him at any time!

- Nobody let anybody do anything!

- Achilles is the best!

You say he's not the best?

That's why we're saving him!

To fight for Alaska!

Alaska? Big deal!

It is big! Oil, timber and minerals.

The goddamn Eskimos!

The point is, if my boy

had been in there today...

nobody would have had to

fight Alexander for Alaska.

He'd be dead!

We cannot allow the Confederation...

to occupy one square inch

of American soil.

Soil is just dirt.

All the rest of the team is dead.

Charles Virgil Peck.

Fighting name, Hercules.

Born in Tucson, Arizona.

- Twenty-seven yesterday.

- It was him and me.

- Now it's just me.

- He had seven fights, three kills.

Go get him!

Come on! Come on!

Come on! Go! Get him!

You okay?

You okay?

- Crash and burn.

- Crash and burn.

- Crash and burn.

- Crash and burn.

Good work.

You did great.

- What the hell was that?

- Just checking your reflexes.

Come on, that's enough!

It's over! It's over!

Okay. Get him, Sargon.

Come on!

Get to moving, Sargon!

Goddamn "tubie"! Workout's over!

It isn't over until

one of us is defeated.

In training?

It's a wonder any of them

live to make it this far.

- Don't let him get to you.

- Yeah.

- She's one of'em?

- Heard they had a woman.

Not too shabby.

They do all right against each other.

Never gonna be jox, though.

Well, some of them aren't

too hard to look at though.

Cold fish. Damn "tubies."

- Pity, ain't it?

- Achilles, Commander Conway...

I would like you to

meet Professor Laplace.

Oh, yeah. You're the one that came up

with these test-tube babies.

I wish you wouldn't use that term.

They're as human as either of you.

- No mothers, no fathers.

- Human beings.

Genetically engineered to be

the best fighters in history.

The Market would appreciate

complete cooperation from you...

during their final training.

If you mean feed and diaper 'em,

I'm afraid we don't have time.

Big fight comin' up,

in case you didn't hear.

You have an obligation to see that

they have the best training possible.

You'll find they're very quick to learn.

Manufactured people.

The Confederation is

developing "GenJox" too.

We cannot afford to fall behind.

Here. I'd appreciate it if you

could provide us with raw material.

Raw material?

For the gene pool.

You are the Market's most famous jox.

Your DNA will be used to breed

a superior stock of warrior.

You ain't using my DNA

to make no "tubies."

Could we just skip the middleman

and make a direct deposit?

Ooh, boy!

This is where we run the show.

Watch the battle on those screens...

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Joe Haldeman

Joe William Haldeman (born June 9, 1943) is an American science fiction author. He is best known for his novel The Forever War (1974). That novel, and other of his works, including The Hemingway Hoax (1991) and Forever Peace (1997), have won major science fiction awards, including the Hugo Award and Nebula Award.He was awarded the SFWA Grand Master for career achievements. In 2012 he was inducted as a member of the Science Fiction Hall of Fame.Many of Haldeman's works, including his debut novel War Year and his second novel The Forever War, were inspired by his experiences related to serving in the Vietnam War. Wounded in combat, he struggled to adjust to civilian life after returning home. more…

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