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The Vindicator (1986)

R  |   |  Action, Horror, Sci-Fi  |  14 February 1986 (USA)
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An employee of a secret company operation becomes the victim of the company's special weapons project. He is transformed into a robotic killing machine that, because of his programming must... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David McIlwraith ...
Carl Lehman / Frankenstein
Teri Austin ...
Lauren Lehman
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Alex Whyte
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Hunter
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Burt Arthurs
Catherine Disher ...
Catherine Collins
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Ian Massey
Micki Moore ...
Mrs. Jan Scott
Larry Aubrey ...
Kurt Kessler
Lynda Mason Green ...
Denis Simpson ...
Joe Simpson
Caroline Arnold ...
Lisa, Massey's Girl
John Zobolles ...
Paper Boy
Trevor Daves ...
Lab Security Guard #1
Carl Knutson ...
Lab Security Guard #2
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An employee of a secret company operation becomes the victim of the company's special weapons project. He is transformed into a robotic killing machine that, because of his programming must destroy anything that comes near him. Written by Michael Silva <silvamd@cleo.bc.edu>

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They thought they took his life...now he wants theirs. Invincible. Unstoppable. Indestructible. He's out on the street and out of control!

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14 February 1986 (USA)  »

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Frankenstein '88  »

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$4,210,000 (estimated)
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Alex Whyte: Put this remote unit in, and I'll give you eternal life.
Carl Lehman: This isn't life, Alex. You think it is because that's the way you treat life. I wouldn't spend a second in eternity with you.
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Predates Robocop
9 February 2004 | by (Copenhagen, Denmark, EU) – See all my reviews

Looks as if the Robocop writer has been wholesale looting The Vindicator. This is a very solid horror/action movie about a man set up in an accident to be used in cruel experiment. Anyone who have seen Robocop knows the story. Watch out for Pam Grier as a bitchy and darn good looking assassin. This highly effective, violent and bloody horror movie may not be to everyones liking, but this Canadian outing is well worth seeking out for anyone who is fan of the genre. 8/10


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