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Dr. Otto and the Riddle of the Gloom Beam (1986)

PG | | Comedy
Dr. Otto grows a hand out of the top of his head and tries to destroy the world.

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Dr. Otto grows a hand out of the top of his head and tries to destroy the world.

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Doctor Otto is what inspired the villain of The Marvelous M Show (2011), Dr. Mac. See more »

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Dr. Otto: [as Willie destroys the science projects] Notice if you will, the robot's lifelike movements, his ability to understand spoken tongues, and a vocabulary of nearly 700 words, such as: "ATTACK, WILLIE!", "SEARCH AND DESTROY!", "TORA! TORA! TORA!"
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Followed by Ernest Goes to School (1994) See more »

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THE RIDDLE
Music by Shane Keister
Lyrics by Shane Keister, John Cherry & Coke Sams
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The worst movie I have ever seen.
17 July 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Me and a buddy from high school went to the theaters the day this released. We made PLANS to go see this. It was, no question, the worst thing I have ever watched and I have seen some stinkers.

There might have been a chuckle or three, but I am literally amazed that this ever saw VHS or DVD.Had the Ernest movies (all filmed well after this bomb) not been huge successes, this film would have probably been shipped directly to one of the rings in Dante's Hell.

I have not revisited this film since that fateful day in the movie house, and I suppose that viewing it as a collection of character performances by the late Mr. Varney might give it some value, but I wouldn't subject myself to it again in order to find out.

If you are a die hard fan of Jim Varney, I guess this would be a necessary evil to complete his body of work for your collection. Otherwise,just skip this.


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