Tank Girl

Tank Girl

Rachel Talalay (1995)

15 Certificate


Our Score
On its release, this was denounced as a travesty, a terrible Hollywoodisation of the cult comic on which it's based. And, yes, this gets nowhere near the sassy black spark of the original, yet those unfamiliar with its source will find it goofy, undemanding fare. Lori Petty is the Tank Girl of the title, demonstrating an early manifestation of "girl power" as she takes on evil Malcolm McDowell in a water-starved post-apocalyptic world. Director Rachel Talalay never quite gets a handle on the mix of comedy and futuristic action, but Petty is surprisingly credible in the lead and McDowell is suitably over the top as the villain. However, the most fun comes from watching hip rapper Ice-T playing a poetry-loving half-man/half-kangaroo.


In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, a sadistic tycoon controls the world's water supply. A rebellious heroine whose boyfriend was killed by the tyrant's henchmen plots to bring his regime down - with a little help from a gang of mutant kangaroos. Comic-book adventure, with Lori Petty, Malcolm McDowell and Naomi Watts.

Cast & Crew

Rebecca Buck / Tank Girl Lori Petty
T-Saint Ice-T
Kesslee Malcolm McDowell
Jet Girl Naomi Watts
Sergeant Small Don Harvey
Booga Jeff Kober
DeeTee Reg E Cathey
Donner Scott Coffey
Sam Stacy Linn Ramsower
Sub Girl Ann Cusack
Director Rachel Talalay
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: U.I.P. (UK)Guidance: Contains violence and swearing.Available on: video and DVD
Drama Comedy