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The Vindicator (1986)

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
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Lauren Lehman
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Alex Whyte
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Hunter
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Burt Arthurs
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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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Action | Horror | Sci-Fi

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14 February 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Frankenstein '88  »

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$4,210,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Carl Lehman: God damn it, I'm not Carl! I don't know who I am. I'm a machine. I... I can't feel, I can't touch. I'm not human!
Lauren Lehman: I love you!
Carl Lehman: You can't love this.
[Carl removes his helmet, exposing his brain]
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1 October 2000 | by (Toronto,Ontario) – See all my reviews

You probably have never heard of this movie but it's a real find. It's a mixture of science-fiction/action and revenge themes. It has a comic book plot but it's presented in a fast paced, razzle-dazzle way. The cast is in pretty good form too. Chaykin really steals the show in an interesting plot twist. It doesn't have much to do with the original Frankenstein legend so The Vindicator is a better title than Frankenstein 88. It was shot in Montreal but you'd never know it. Unlike many Canadian films made at the time, it does not have an ultra-slow, cheap look about it. In fact, the special effects and sets are highly impressive. It only had a minimal release and then turned up on Pay-TV and video. If you like sci-fi even a tiny bit, check this out and tell a friend. You won't be disappointed!


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