1989-1990 post-apocalyptic kids film - there was a band/gang of children.

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I saw a film around 1989-1991 when I was about 8-10years old. It was post-apocalyptic, and among other fleeting scenes I can remember, there was a band/gang of children who climbed inside giant rubber tyres and rolled down a hill to escape some bad guys. I never saw the end!!!
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What were the other fleeting scenes you remember?
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It could have had a scene with a person lying on a table with the bad guys/(woman?) covering them in spiders-some form of child friendly torture! I’m not sure if that’s the same film. I have another recollection of a man with animals-might have had an eagle on his arm. But these scenes might be getting confused in my hard with other films. The thing I really remember is the kids in the gang all grabbing the tyres, climbing inside and then rolling off down the hill to escape. Thanks for asking!!
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Looks like it's Solarbabies (1986).

Here's a quote I found about it:
"The result is one flaming inferno, a couple of dizzy Solarbabies (after they escape by rolling away inside of giant tires)"

Also has IMDb keywords "covered with ants" and "pet hawk", so seems like all your memories are from one movie after all.

I thought it might be that film because it was asked about frequently on the old IMDb message board. But I never actually watched it and didn't remember anybody bring up the tires scene or anything else you mentioned. It was usually someone asking about the glowing orbs and roller skates.


Free to watch on Tubi.

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I have been trying to work this out for so long!! I can’t believe you’ve found it. Weird how so many other folk were looking for it too. I will watch it and confirm for you what I think when I’ve seen it!! Thanks again