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Trash's motivations are never made particularly clear, but Strike is a vicious mercenary who uses his own son as an accomplice and Dablone wants to run crime in the Bronx (and thus opposes the directive to rebuild it with, you know, schools and hospitals).
Of course, considering the guys who want to build those schools and hospitals are perfectly happy to murder any and all opposition... somehow this trope still applies. Amazing what Black and Grey Morality can do, ain't it?
Ensemble Darkhorse: Who is the real star of this movie, eh? Not the Trash, or even the rat lady! It is only I, DABLONE!!! AH-HA-HA-HA-HA!
"Funny Aneurysm" Moment: Trash, Junior, and Strike have something that should be Friendship Moment when they say good-bye at the end with Jack even acting cute and silly. While standing in the middle of dozens upon dozens of death mooks and bodies of their fallen comrades.
First Installment Wins: A partial aversion. Thanks to the Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode, most people were largely unaware that Escape 2000 was actually a sequel. 1990: The Bronx Warriors obscurity back in the day didn't help its case either. Today, the sequel is more widely known because of it.
There is a reason this page 90% about Escape 2000 despite being a page for both movies.