Exterminators of the Year 3000

Exterminators of the Year 3000 (Italian: Il Giustiziere della Strada) is a 1983 Italian-Spanish science fiction action film directed by Giuliano Carmineo. The film is set in a post-apocalyptic future where water is considered a precious substance. A group of people turn towards a stranger to battle a motorcycle gang over an outpost where water is located.

Exterminators of the Year 3000
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Directed byGiuliano Carmineo
Produced byCamillo Teti
Written by
Music byDetto Mariano[2]
CinematographyAlejandro Ulloa[1]
Edited by
  • Adriano Tagliavia
  • Gianfranco Amicucci[1]
Release date
  • 1983 (1983)
Running time
103 minutes[1]

The film has received poor reviews, with TV Guide and The Dissolve describing the film as a Mad Max 2 derivative.



Exterminators of the Year 3000 was shot in Italy and Spain by director Giuliano Carnimeo who is credited under the name Jules Harrison.[3] Actor Robert Iannucci had stated that the writers and director had limited command of English, but would not let the actors change their lines to make them sound more realistic.[3]


The film was initially released in 1983.[4]

Home videoEdit

Code Red released the film on DVD on September 21, 2010.[5] This DVD included an interview and audio commentary from Robert Iannucci.[5] The film was released later on Blu-ray by Shout! Factory with the previously mentioned bonus features.[3][5] Shout! Factory initially were going to release the film as a double feature with the film Cruel Jaws, but after finding that the film utilized footage from the Jaws series and other films, Exterminators of the Year 3000 was released as a standalone film.[6]


AllMovie gave the film one and a half stars out of five, referring to it as a "feeble sci-fi road film has gangs on motorbikes or driving 1,000-year-old cars from the 1970s in perfect running order, at war for water, a rare commodity."[4] TV Guide gave the film one star out of five, referring to it as "another idiotic Road Warrior rip-off" that was "dubbed badly into English".[7]

The Dissolve gave the film a two out of five rating, referring to it as a "mostly a mediocre Road Warrior copy" stating that "In the Mad Max movies, this premise had sociopolitical connotations, and shaped a hero with a tragic backstory. In Exterminators, Alien has no real character arc. The breakdown of society is just another occasion for violence."[3] The review went on to note that a third of the film's "appeal derives from its cheesiness", while "another third comes some of the more eye-popping stunts" and that "The rest of what makes Exterminators Of The Year 3000 watchable is its dogged adherence to its era's trends. From the subterranean cities to the tricked-out vehicles racing through flatlands, Exterminators is a compendium of what B-movie producers thought was nifty and/or potentially popular in the early 1980s." and that "In the end, it’s not that the movie is “so bad it’s good,” so much as that it’s so derivative, it’s fascinating."[3]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d "Il Giustiziere della Strada". AllMovie. Retrieved March 15, 2015.
  2. ^ Roberto Chiti; Roberto Poppi; Enrico Lancia. Dizionario del cinema italiano: I film. Gremese, 2000. p. 293. ISBN 8877424230.
  3. ^ a b c d e Murray, Noel (March 9, 2015). "Exterminators Of The Year 3000". The Dissolve. Retrieved March 15, 2015.
  4. ^ a b Mannikka, Eleanor. "Il Giustiziere della Strada". AllMovie. Retrieved March 15, 2015.
  5. ^ a b c "Il Giustiziere della Strada". AllMovie. Retrieved March 15, 2015.
  6. ^ Yanick, Joe. "Don't Be A Mother Grabber… Exterminators of the Year 3000 out on Blu-Ray". Diabolique Magazine. Retrieved March 15, 2015.
  7. ^ "The Exterminators Of The Year 3000". TV Guide. Retrieved March 15, 2015.

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