Tank Girl is a 1995 American science-fiction action-comedy film directed
by Rachel Talalay. Based on the British post-apocalyptic comic series of
the same name by Alan Martin and Jamie Hewlett that was originally
published in Deadline magazine, the film stars Lori Petty, Naomi Watts,
Ice-T and Malcolm McDowell. Set in a drought-ravaged Australia after a
catastrophic impact event, the story follows the antihero Tank Girl
(Petty) as she, Jet Girl (Watts), and genetically modified supersoldiers
called the Rippers fight "Water & Power", an oppressive corporation led
by Kesslee (McDowell). Tank Girl was filmed primarily in White Sands,
New Mexico, and Tucson, Arizona. The critically praised soundtrack was
assembled by Courtney Love, and the Rippers' makeup and prosthetics team
was headed by Stan Winston. The film recouped only about $6 million of
its $25 million budget at the box office. Talalay blamed some of the
film's negative reception on studio edits over which she had no control.
Despite mixed to negative reviews, it has drawn a cult following, in
part for its feminist themes.
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