Tank Girl

March 31st, 1995


Tank Girl

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Based on the British cult comic-strip, our tank-riding anti-heroine fights a mega-corporation, which controls the world's water supply.

Release Year: 1995

Rating: 4.8/10 (13,564 voted)

Director: Rachel Talalay

Stars: Lori Petty, Ice-T, Naomi Watts

Tank Girl (Rebecca) and her friends are the only remaining citizens living in the wasteland that is Earth, where all the remaining water is controlled by Water and Power, the mega corporation/government that runs the territory. While incarcerated at W + P, Tank Girl and her new friend Jet Girl break out and steal... a tank and a jet. After meeting some mutant kangaroo/humans, and rescuing her little girl (adopted by her friends), the kangaroos and the girls kick Water and Powers' butt.

Writers: Alan Martin, Jamie Hewlett

Lori Petty - Tank Girl
Ice-T - T-Saint
Naomi Watts - Jet Girl
Don Harvey - Sgt. Small
Jeff Kober - Booga
Reg E. Cathey - Deetee
Scott Coffey - Donner
Malcolm McDowell - Kesslee
Stacy Linn Ramsower - Sam
Ann Cusack - Sub Girl
Brian Wimmer - Richard
Iggy Pop - Rat Face
Dawn Robinson - Model
Billy L. Sullivan - Max
James Hong - Che'tsai

Taglines: In 2033, justice rides a tank and wears lip gloss


Official Website: MGM | MGM-UA |

Release Date: 31 March 1995

Filming Locations: Arizona, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $25,000,000 (estimated)

Gross: $6,600,000 (Worldwide)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

Stan Winston's people designed and created the Rippers for half-price.

Revealing mistakes: When Rebecca lights her cigarette off the flare in a dead guy's mouth after the Ripper fight, a car drives off in the left upper background.

[first lines]
Tank Girl: Listen up, cause I'm only telling you this once. I'm not bedtime story lady, so pay attention. It's 2033. The world is *screwed* now. You see, a while ago this humongous comet came crashing into the earth. Bam, total devastation. End of the world as we know it. No celebrities, no cable TV, no water. It hasn't rained in 11 years. Now 20 people gotta squeeze inside the same bathtub - so it ain't all bad.

User Review

seriously under rated

Rating: 10/10

This movie seems to have gotten a bad rep on IMDb. Less than 5/10??? It ain't Shakespeare, but it's better than that.

This movie was unpretentious and fun. You could clearly see that everyone involved in this project was having a good time.

Tank Girl is a campy comic-book splashed up on your screen. The folks who take it too seriously should lighten up. It was well written (as camp) and I really enjoyed all of the characters. It's the ultimate "In your face" movie. The feminist subtext was interesting. I didn't notice it right off, I was too busy enjoying the ride. But if you look at all of the characters, it's the women who are strong, and all of the male characters are either villains or are defective in some way (1/2 human Rippers).

It was (and is) one of my favourite flicks and I can be very critical of badly done movies.


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