Cannot remember any details other than a post apocalyptic style, a dilapidated city, and a guy playing a trumpet.

Live action movie, possibly has some kids living in the city the protagonist helps...

Probably 1980's or early 90's.


  • Hi there are a lot of details you could add. I suggest you take a tour of the site... scifi.stackexchange.com/tour
    – skyjack
    Apr 12 at 4:17
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    If this was animated a strong contender could be Laputa, Castle In the Sky from Studio Gibli. Early on it does feature a prominent scene with a character playing a trumpet over the ruins of a building at dawn, the setting is post apocalyptic and the time frame would match as this was made in 1986. Here is a still image, sorry can't find the actual clip... if I do I'll put it up, more details would really help us.
    – skyjack
    Apr 12 at 4:21
  • thanks for that extra detail. Live action rules out Laputa. I didn't think it would be that easy!
    – skyjack
    Apr 12 at 4:38
  • It couldn't possibly be Young Frankenstein, even If the trumpet were actually at the end......?
    – Spencer
    Apr 12 at 17:03

Made an account just to answer this!

It's called 2019, After the Fall of New York

Love this movie.

It's got Snake Plisskin lite in a Children of Men story with a Sleeping Beauty. A little vehicular warfare for good measure.

I highly recommend Salute Of The Juggers just because I love that post-apoc flick too.


Intro with guy with trumpet

  • Hi, welcome to SF&F. Can you add any details about the trumpet-playing guy? (His name, or role?) Where do the kids fit in?
    – DavidW
    Apr 28 at 17:12
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    He doesn't help any kids. He does help a midget though.
    – mark_h
    Apr 28 at 17:15
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    Oh my god that's the movie! Thank you so much.
    – davetrue78
    May 4 at 7:06

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