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Deadly Weapon (1989)

PG-13 | | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 15 August 1989 (USA)
A teenage boy who's bullied both at school by the seniors and at his home by his abusive father finds an experimental laser weapon in the desert and ponders revenge. The army general who lost the gun sends his units after the kid.

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Zeke
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Benedetti ...
Bernard Bauhaus
Arell Blanton ...
Edwin
Susan Blu ...
Shirley
Tom Cesano ...
Joey
Ed Corbett ...
Engineer
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Lieutenant Dalton
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(as G. Adam Gifford)
Michael Hennessey ...
Frampton
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Indian Joe
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Lester (as Richard S. Horvitz)
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Martin
Gary Kroeger ...
Glover
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Sgt. Conroy
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An expermintal gun powered by an atomic reactor is misplaced when the transport carrying it crashes into a river. The weapon soon falls into the hands of a bullied teen named Zeke, who uses it to get even with his persecutors. An army team led by the overzealous Lt. Dalton is sent to recover the weapon before it's unstable reactor overloads and causes a meltdown. Written by Ronos

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weapon | meltdown | atomic | river | gun | See All (48) »

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What happens when the most dangerous man alive... is a boy!

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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PG-13 | See all certifications »
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15 August 1989 (USA)  »

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A Arma Proibida  »

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Was originally envisioned by executive producer Charles Band as a sequel to Laserblast (1978) but after the fall of Empire Pictures the ideas were recycled. See more »

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Features TerrorVision (1986) See more »

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Always On The Run
Performed by Obsession
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Revenge of the 80's: Bad sci-fi flicks!
26 September 2004 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

Deadly Weapon (1989) was another one of those badly made and low budgeted sci-fi films that came out during the mid to late 80's. This one actually had some promise but it was squandered after the first ten minutes. If you have a limited budget and a cast of small time actors at least direct the movie with some flair and have a decent script. Sadly this retread of Laserblast never gets off the ground. The film started out okay but it never went anywhere. The only thing cool about this movie was the video cover. If they spent as much time on the movie as they did on the cover, they could've had something instead of nothing.

Too bad...

Not recommended.

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