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Hell Comes to Frogtown (1988)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi  |  January 1988 (USA)
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'Hell' is the name of the hero of the story. He's a prisoner of the women who now run the USA after a nuclear/biological war. Results of the war are that mutants have evolved, and the human... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Julius LeFlore ...
RCB ...
The Poor Dufus
Captain Devlin / Count Sodom
Eyde Byrde ...
Briefing Officer
Cec Verrell ...
Suzanne Solari ...
Runaway Girl
Kristi Somers ...
Nicholas Worth ...
Brian Frank ...
Commander Toty
Danelle Hand ...


'Hell' is the name of the hero of the story. He's a prisoner of the women who now run the USA after a nuclear/biological war. Results of the war are that mutants have evolved, and the human race is in danger of extinction due to infertility. Hell is given the task of helping in the rescue of a group of fertile women from the harem of the mutant leader (resembling a frog). Hell cannot escape since he has a bomb attached to his private parts which will detonate if he strays more than a few hundred yards from his guard. Written by Rob Hartill

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A new breed of enemy has taken over the world... Sam Hell has come to take it back.


Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi


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Forget it Jake, It's Froggytown
10 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Rowdy Roddy Piper is Sam Hell the last potent guy in the impotent post-apocalyptic world. Now he, along with Spangle and Centinella (Sandahl Bergman and Cec Verrell respectively) has to save some fertile girls to impregnate from the clutches of mutant frogman Commander Totyor the bomb attached to his junk will go off. While this flick is nowhere near the greatness of Piper's "They Live", it still holds a special place in my heart from back when I was a kid. It's just a fun little movie to pop in every now and then. Rowdy Roddy acts great in this one.

My Grade: B-

DVD Extras: Commentary by the Late Director Donald Jackson and Writer Randall Frakes (if they got Roddy to take part it would've been MUCH better); plus a trailer and that's all

Eye Candy: Cec Verrell got topless, reminding me unfortunately of the dreadful "Inside Out" movies

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