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Crash and Burn (1990)

Video  -  Horror | Sci-Fi  -  September 1990 (USA)
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Unicom is a powerful organization overseeing most of the world after its economic collapse. They have banned computers and robots in an attempt to insure "life, liberty, and the pursuit of economic stability". When a Unicom Synth robot infiltrates a southwest TV station and kills the manager, a revolutionary against the gestapo-like corporation, a lowly Unicom delivery man must help the rest of the station survive through the incoming "thermal storm". Written by Michael Silva <silvamd@cleo.bc.edu>

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The puppet for the giant robot was made out of polystyrene and resin plastic. It weighed forty pounds and was only four and a half feet tall. Moreover, it took six puppeteers to operate it. See more »

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(at around 1 min) Winston is shown holding his hands together, when it zooms out his one hand is on Aarons chair. It actually goes back and forth 3 or 4 times. See more »

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References The Angry Red Planet (1959) See more »

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I am a glutton for punishment
27 May 2003 | by (Hell) – See all my reviews

The cacksters that brought you Arena and Robot jox now bring you this. CRASH AND BURN.

When i was a kid, two films in Gold video, Cheadle Hulme, always stood out Arena and robotjoxs. My dad being a sensible man always refused to rent either of them; because they looked crap.

I have bought all of these films and have to say crash and burn is the worst of the lot. It was the giant robot that did it for me. Why did these people make loads of films about dodgy stop motion robots?

It says on the cover of the box "From the makers of Robotjox and Arena," like this is some badge of honour, trust me it is not. Robotjox had a touch of class but this movie is cack. Watch it for its badness. It seems to have been filmed in an old warehouse, that just happens to have a huge hulking robot rusting away in the garden. Aaaahh

BAD BAD MOVIE. Damn you Transformers you caused these films to be made.


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