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Writers:
Edith Rey (original screenplay) and
David Preston (original screenplay)
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Release Date:
14 February 1986 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
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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An employee of a secret company operation becomes the victim of the company's special weapons project... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Flawed Nostalgic Scifi Grit. See more (22 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
David McIlwraith ... Carl Lehman / Frankenstein

Teri Austin ... Lauren Lehman

Richard Cox ... Alex Whyte

Pam Grier ... Hunter

Maury Chaykin ... Burt Arthurs

Catherine Disher ... Catherine Collins

Stephen Mendel ... Ian Massey
Micki Moore ... Mrs. Jan Scott
Larry Aubrey ... Kurt Kessler
Lynda Mason Green ... Gail Vernon
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
Robert Stewart ... Lab Guard #1

Robert Parson ... Garbage Man
Rob Roy ... ARC Security Guard

Jeremy Ratchford ... Lead Biker
Shane Cardwell ... Biker #1

Shawn Levy ... Biker #2
Paul Stewart ... Surveillance #1
Mark Brennan ... Surveillance #2
Andrew Bednarski ... Bobby Wilson (as Andrew Bednarsky)
Ted Wallace ... Monster Guard #1

Desmond Campbell ... Monster Guard #2
Ian MacDonald ... A Unit Man #1
Keith Brown ... A Unit Man #2

Richard Zeman ... B Unit Man #1
David De Sanctis ... B Unit Man #2 (as Dave De Sanctis)
Philip Pretten ... C Unit Man #1
Johnny Goar ... C Unit Man #2
Warren 'Slim' Williams ... Sewer Worker
Ken Roberts ... Wyman

Mark Walker ... Richards
Michael Rudder ... Police Lieutenant

Anthony Sherwood ... Detective
Tom Rack ... Truck Driver
David Andrew Grossman ... Carl Jr.
Dean Hagopian ... Tour Guide
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James Aubrey Smith ... Lab Worker (uncredited)

Directed by
Jean-Claude Lord 
 
Writing credits
Edith Rey (original screenplay) and
David Preston (original screenplay)

Produced by
Don Carmody .... producer
Pierre David .... executive producer
John Dunning .... producer
André Link .... executive producer
Michael I. Levy .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Paul Zaza 
 
Cinematography by
René Verzier 
 
Film Editing by
Michaël Karen 
 
Production Design by
Douglas Higgins 
 
Art Direction by
David Fischer 
 
Costume Design by
Paul-André Guérin 
 
Makeup Department
Jocelyne Bellemare .... makeup artist
Serge Morache .... assistant hair stylist
Serge Morache .... second key hair stylist
Cécile Rigault .... assistant makeup artist
Benjamin Robin .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Jacques Laberge .... assistant unit manager
Francois Leclerc .... unit manager
Josette Perrotta .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tommy Groszman .... third assistant director
Jim Hanley .... second unit director
David Hood .... first assistant director
Tim Latchem .... first assistant director: second unit
Anne Murphy .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Gilles Aird .... set dresser
Jean Bourret .... property master
Philippe Chevalier .... props buyer
Michel Comte .... assistant props
Elaine Gasco .... storyboard artist
Alain Giguère .... scenic painter
Mario Hervieux .... production designer: second unit
Sam Higgins .... art department staff
Abe Lee .... props buyer
Lynn Trout .... art department coordinator
 
Sound Department
Yvon Benoît .... sound effects re-recordist
Diane Boucher .... dialogue editor
Jo Caron .... sound effects editor (as Jocelyn Caron)
Michel Charron .... sound effects re-recordist
Suzanne Comtois .... sound production coordinator
Hélène Crépeau .... assistant dialogue editor
Guylaine Demers .... second assistant sound
Michel Descombes .... re-recordist
Paul Dion .... sound effects editor
Jérôme Décarie .... foley assistant
André Gagnon .... re-recording assistant
Marie-Claude Gagné .... assistant dialogue editor
Thierry Hoffmann .... boom operator (as Thierry Hoffman)
Raymond Karpicki .... sound effects editor
Andy Malcolm .... foley artist
Peter McBurnie .... foley artist
Normand Mercier .... sound mixer
Antoine Morin .... assistant sound effects editor
Michel Motard .... dialogue editor
Viateur Paiement .... post-production sound supervisor
Marcel Pothier .... post-production sound supervisor
 
Special Effects by
Brent Armstrong .... frankenstein suit and effects crew: Stan Winston Studios
Louis Craig .... special effects
Richard Davison .... frankenstein suit and effects crew: Stan Winston Studios
George Erschbamer .... special effects supervisor
Richard J. Landon .... frankenstein suit and effects crew: Stan Winston Studios
Richard J. Landon .... vindicator suit and effects crew: Stan Winston Studio
Shane Mahan .... frankenstein suit and effects crew: Stan Winston Studios
Shane Mahan .... vindicator suit and effects crew: Stan Winston Studio
William H. Orr .... special effects supervisor (as Bill Orr)
John Rosengrant .... frankenstein suit and effects crew: Stan Winston Studios
John Rosengrant .... vindicator suit and effects crew: Stan Winston Studio
Stan Winston .... frankenstein designer & creator: Stan Winston Studios
Stan Winston .... vindicator designer and creator: Stan Winston Studio
Tom Woodruff Jr. .... frankenstein suit and effects crew: Stan Winston Studios
Tom Woodruff Jr. .... vindicator suit and effects crew: Stan Winston Studio
 
Stunts
Peter Cox .... stunts
Pauline Dair .... stunt double
George Fisher .... stunts
David McKeown .... stunts
Jennifer McKeown .... stunts
Leslie Munro .... stunts
Peter Stader .... stunts
Jerry Wills .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jean-Paul Auclair .... generator operator
Robert B. Baylis .... grip (as Robert Baylis Jr.)
Peter Benison .... cinematography: second unit
Stephen S. Campanelli .... second assistant camera
Claude Fortier .... best boy
Gilles Fortier .... electrician
Jacques Fortier .... gaffer
Denis Gingras .... first assistant camera
Normand Guy .... key grip
Jean-Paul Houle .... pre-rigging gaffer
Walter Klymkiw .... gaffer
Maarten Kroonenburg .... camera trainee
Luc Lussier .... second assistant camera
Glen MacPherson .... first assistant camera
Piroska Mihalka .... still photographer (as Piroshka Mihalka)
Andrew Nevard .... assistant camera: second unit
Boris Snedivec .... grip
Robert Stecko .... first assistant camera: second unit
Jean Trudeau .... electrician
François Warot .... best boy
Stephen Wells .... best boy
Stephen Wells .... dolly grip
 
Casting Department
Barbara Claman .... casting: Los Angelas/New York
Lucinda Sill .... casting: Toronto
Michael Wener .... casting: Montreal
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Claire Garneau .... wardrobe assistant
Laval Guy .... wardrobe assistant
Sharon Sampson .... designer: Frankenstein gold suit (as Sharon Taylor Sampson)
Gina Wozinski .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Jacqueline Carmody .... assistant editor
Debra Karen .... supervising editor
Janet Lazare .... assistant editor
Antoinette Morielli .... assistant editor
Amy Webb .... assistant editor
 
Location Management
François LeClerc .... location manager
Marie Potvin .... location scout
 
Music Department
Jacqueline Carmody .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
George Calamatas .... driver
Bernard Comte .... driver
Jim Disensi .... driver captain
Greg Edwardson .... driver
Ted Wilson .... driver
 
Other crew
Oriana J. Bielawski .... assistant: Mr.Carmody
Wendy Boode .... receptionist
Susan Chernoff .... unit publicist
Michelle de Carios .... unit nurse
Aleck Duncan .... office production assistant/runner
Marc Furtado .... production assistant
Maxine Goodman .... assistant: Mr. Goodman
Jim Hanley .... production executive
Kate Hanley .... production assistant
Joanne T. Harwood .... continuity
Lacia Kornylo .... production accountant
Michael I. Levy .... presenter (as Michael Levy)
Irene Litinsky .... production coordinator
Jane MacNeil .... payroll clerk
Claudette Messier .... continuity: second unit
Veronica Miller .... assistant to accountant
 

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93 min
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Quotes:
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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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Flawed Nostalgic Scifi Grit., 13 October 2011
Author: amesmonde from Novelist of The Final Version

A scientist working on a top secret experiment is killed in an explosion but the corporation that funds his experiments transforms him into a robot.

A resurrection science fiction film that despite being a B-low budget affair has a grander 80's film quality feel thanks to some gritty, raw and rough round the edges special effects.

Richard Cox and Pam Grier are watchable and some performances are above average. However, they are counter balanced by what should have been better supporting actors. Edith Rey and David Preston's dialogue is sometimes flawed, yet their story fairs better exploring some moral dilemmas.

Although it predates Robocop (1987) I remember the main draw to watch it was because of The Terminator (1984). That said, the Vindicator shares more with Frankenstein and the Wraith (1986).

Jean-Claude Lord's Vindicator was of its day. It has some nice visual moments. The certain charm it held in my mind since 1986 was mostly warm nostalgia - as on revisiting The Vindicator it's not as fast paced as I remembered it.

While fun at the time, in retrospect it's for comparable curiosity only.

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