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

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

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Glenn Petach ...
Otto's Head Hand
Myke R. Mueller ...
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Daniel Butler ...
Esther Huston ...
Tina Goetze ...
Rhonda Sue
Jennifer Wood ...
Monique
David Landon ...
Mac Bennett ...
V.P. #1
Winslow Stillman ...
Lance's Dad
Mary Jane Harvill ...
Lance's Mom
Irv Kane ...
Herr Vonschnick
Leslie Potter ...
Mme. Vonschnick
Bill Middleton ...
Man at Autoteller
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Ernest P. Worrel tries out a strange contraption he bought cheaply called the Changing Coffin. The machine turns him into his opposite - a mad scientist and supervillain bent on world domination called Dr. Otto. He plans to use his Gloom Beam to render all the computers that keep people's financial records and bank accounts useless which would make him the only one with access to all this dough. Bumbling hero Lance Sterling and his cautious sidekick Doris are sent to Dr. Otto's lair to stop him. There, they must face various scary alter egos of Dr. Otto as well as his manservant, Willie the Robot.

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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This is the only film featuring Ernest P. Worrell (Jim Varney) in which he is not the title character. See more »

Quotes

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's Greatest Hits Volume 2 (1992) See more »

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MEET ME AT THE RAINBOW GRILL
Written by Craig Roads
Sung by Turley Richards
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Don't Waste Your Time
13 June 1999 | by See all my reviews

This is the stupidest movie you will ever see. There is no plot, and the scenes change constantly, with none of the scenes connected to the last. This is the kind of movie you hate to have to watch. Though there are a few funny parts, it is not worth watching at all.


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