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Lobster Man from Mars (1989)

Young film student tries to sell his weird movie to a desperate film producer who is in need of a tax write-off. The producer screens the film "Lobster Man From Mars". What follows is one ... See full summary »

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Mary
Dean Jacobson ...
Stevie Horowitz
S.D. Nemeth ...
The Dreaded Lobster Man
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John
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J.P. Shelldrake
Mindy Kennedy ...
Tammy
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Lou
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Marvin
Bobby Pickett ...
The Astrologer / King of Mars
Richard Wright ...
The Bearded Slave
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The Queen of Mars
Sage Whitfield ...
Beautiful Martian Maiden
Erica Evans ...
Beautiful Martian Maiden
Robert Breeze ...
Another Slave
Tommy Sledge ...
Detective
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Young film student tries to sell his weird movie to a desperate film producer who is in need of a tax write-off. The producer screens the film "Lobster Man From Mars". What follows is one of the most bizarre and funny film within-a-film sendups: Mars suffers from an air leakage, and send the dreaded Lobster Man to Earth to steal its air. The plot is foiled by a mad scientist, a girl, and an army colonel. The producer buys the movie, but it makes a huge profit and the producer is sent to jail, with the film student taking his place as the studio hot shot Written by <stanley@brainex.com>

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He's nasty, snappy... and well past his sell-by date. See more »

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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29 January 1989 (USA)  »

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Homár úr a Marsról  »

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Vincent Price was originally chosen for the role of Mr. Throckmorton before Billy Barty got the part. However, by the time filming was to begin, Price was on a cruise at the time and was unavailable to play the part. See more »

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The Dreaded Lobster Man: Is this the end of Mombo?
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No Lobsters Were Harmed During This Production, Only Eaten. See more »

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References Sunset Blvd. (1950) See more »

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Rock Lobster
Written by Kate Pierson (uncredited), Fred Schneider (as F. Schneider), Keith Strickland (uncredited), Cindy Wilson (uncredited) / Ricky Wilson (as R. Wilson)
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Enjoyable spoof.

A film within a film; a producer needing a tax write-off agrees to screen and buy the rights to a student film called LOBSTER MAN FROM MARS. Most the of the film spent viewing the film which about an alien lobster man wrecking havoc on Earth. The producer finds the film so shoddy that he agrees to buy it in order to lose money so he doesn't owe the IRS so much money. The film is obviously inspired by the producers. The film is loaded with many jokes that only buffs of horror and science fiction films would get. For example: the colonel is named "Ankrum", after Morris Ankrum who played military men and other authority figures in dozens of 1950's science fiction and horror films. The film is loaded with gags like these that most viewers probably would not get. I would mention any more as I would not want to spoil it for people who are in the know.


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