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God has had just about enough of the human's attitude so he will destroy the planet very soon. It is up to a struggling inventor and a bank teller, both with very amateur criminal minds, to save the world... Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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Originally Released as "Twist of Fate" thus the reason the song "Twist of Fate" is prominently used throughout the movie. See more »

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As Zack is leaving the bank, you can see his mustache is almost all the way off, then when he is running down the street his mustache is completely back on his face with no time to have fixed it. See more »

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Referenced in Olivia Newton-John: Twist of Fate (1984) See more »

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Two of a really bad kind
8 April 2014 | by (adelaide, australia) – See all my reviews

With it's intriguing premise of story, this turkey could of really shown potential, but it's gone right down the gurgler, mainly on the account of it's two atrocious leads, who have got a lot to answer for. The film wastes a great selection of co stars, no more than Reed. But back to the atrocious acting, where Razzie nominations were definitely deserved, much more so with Olivia Newton John, who like Travolta, was so good in Grease. She doesn't speak as a character. She speaks like herself overreacting (over acting) where at times she's so unbelievably unconvincing, she's a joke. And here's the irony. Her character is a struggling actress/bank teller/and later, you guessed it, actre.... waitress, who inhibits more unconvincing acting abilities, well not as unconvincing, just hammy, which is rather entertainingly amusing, better than trying to watch her act out her character. She gets caught up with pathetic bank robber Travolta, the type who can't keep a moustache on, and doesn't check his winnings that haven't been placed in his paper bag. Reed plays God, where his disciples address on an important matter. God is sick of so much wrong doing, and is beyond comprehension or a twisted notion that no one is capable of one decent act. He wants to end all life, where his disciples must prove him wrong. And this where Olivia with her radiant beauty and charm- plays a girl called Debbie and John with his cool sexy looks- plays a guy called Zach, come into the picture. The arrest scenes are so clichéd, has no surprises, although when hearing the start of Twist Of Fate, I felt a montage coming on, and yes, would you believe it, I was right! There's a lot of fast forwarding, rewinding, fast forwarding, rewinding, a touch annoying, and I'm being overly sarcastic, where freeze framing is at an adequate number. Olivia is half annoying as this, as the earlier mentioned, really gave me he s..ts. John was much more easier to bare. The scenes in Heaven are well done, and very creative, and overall, the film is very entertaining on it's first view, thanks to the laughing expense towards it's leads, where Olivia does make it very funny. But we can't get over the fact, it's a pathetic entertainingly bad flick, 80's double cheese, where Travolta hair style was in. The film has a tragic end, then surprise. And then Twist Of Fate replays over the end credits, a welcome burst of relief. Here's a film I won't view again, for a long time, or may'be never. Travolta just has another turkey to add to his resume, as we can see this star was fading fast soon after this, until being resurrected in 94 by QT. But for acting honors, the two mains here, ought to be shot.


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