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Writer (WGA):
J.S. Cardone (written by)
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Release Date:
September 1990 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Paul Ganus ... Tyson Keen

Megan Ward ... Arren

Ralph Waite ... Lathan Hooks

Bill Moseley ... Quinn

Eva LaRue ... Parice (as Eva La Rue)

Jack McGee ... Winston Wickett
Elizabeth Maclellan ... Sandra
Katherine Armstrong ... Christie
John Davis Chandler ... Bud
Kristopher Logan ... Scratch
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jack Maturin ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Charles Band 
Writing credits
J.S. Cardone (written by)

Produced by
Charles Band .... executive producer
Michael Catalano .... executive producer
David DeCoteau .... producer
Debra Dion .... executive producer
John Schouweiler .... producer
Original Music by
Richard Band 
Cinematography by
Mac Ahlberg 
Film Editing by
Ted Nicolaou 
Casting by
Perry Bullington 
Robert MacDonald 
Production Design by
Kathleen Coates 
Set Decoration by
Kate Pacitti 
Costume Design by
Angela Balogh-Calin 
Makeup Department
Adam Brandy .... makeup artist
Greg Cannom .... special makeup effects artist
Larry Odien .... special makeup effects artist
Palah Sandling .... makeup artist
Production Management
Steve Berkezchuk .... assistant production manager
David DeCoteau .... production manager (as Ellen Cabot)
Mickey Kaiserman .... executive in charge of production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Curtis .... second assistant director
Matt Hinkley .... first assistant director
Art Department
Todd Busch .... assistant art director
Lauren Gifford .... set dresser
Karin Liebrand .... assistant art director
Blair Martin .... property master
John Rimpau .... set dresser
Sound Department
Sarah Brady .... adr editor
Del Casher .... sound effects editor
Lars Nelson .... sound effects editor
Doug Reed .... foley artist
D.J. Ritchie .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Steve Burg .... robot design
David Jekel .... effects crew
Donna Littleford .... effects coordinator
Francois Manauit .... effects crew
Tod Ryan .... assistant makeup effects
Lisa Sturz .... effects crew
John Teska .... effects crew
Visual Effects by
David Allen .... effects director
Chris Endicott .... puppet effects
Dennis Gordon .... model shop supervisor
Chuck Borden .... stunt coordinator
Dyanna Lynn .... stunts
Eddie Paul .... stunts
Michael R. Thayer .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Alan Koplin .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
James Lawrence Spencer .... gaffer
Kerrec 'K-Man' Williams .... best boy gaffer
Casting Department
Monica Heitmann .... casting assistant
Julia Mongrain .... casting assistant
Editorial Department
Juliet Avola .... post-production
Danny Miller .... assistant editor (as Dan Miller)
Gretchen G. Wieland .... second assistant editor
Music Department
Nick Vidar .... music engineer
Nick Vidar .... music programmer
Other crew
Douglas Bowers .... production coordinator
Bennah Burton-Burtt .... assistant: Charles Band
Jeffrey Court .... production controller
Tony Ip .... title designer
Jesse Long .... script supervisor
David Pabian .... dialogue coach
Catherine Walker .... publicity coordinator
Charles Weinryt .... executive in charge of marketing
Christopher Wheeler .... production accountant
Barbara Jean Wolf .... production secretary

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
85 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:16 | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:16 | UK:15 (video premiere) | USA:R

Did You Know?

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 »
Continuity: (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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4 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Is life meant to be that unfair...?, 19 February 2000
Author: davideo-2 from United Kingdom

STAR RATING:*****Unmissable****Very Good***Okay**You Could Go Out For A Meal Instead*Avoid At All Costs ...I don't know what other people (other IMDB reviewers,for example)might think of me,judging me by myself or by my reviews,but I've never thought I was that much of a demanding individual.I've always thought I was quite easy going and undemanding as a person.I try not to winge when things don't go my way,or if I have to do a job for other people.I know other people who've tossed stones at old people's houses,or taken drugs like draw and got pregnant at an early age.Yes,stones are readily available for those nasty,thoughtless people to throw at their own pleasure,yes,draw and sex are there to be consumed whenever the mood suits them.So,okay,I decide to take a risk..I decide to spend a fiver of my hard earned money on a video I had'nt previously seen,which on impulse,I would never usually do.I buy it from this really convienient store in the market,which is'nt perhaps majorly up to date,but still sells old or forgotten films,at cheap prices,which I think is really ace.Judging by the cover and the Sci-Fi genre attached to it,heck,even by the supposedly brilliant plotline on the back of it,I thought Crash And Burn would be a risk worth taking.

Then,after I've seen Coronation Street,I race upstairs to watch this baby.Hello,what's this?Not 2 seconds in,and already I've noticed this is'nt shot like a regular film.That's probably one of the biggest,in my many ,complaints about Crash And Burn:if every other film can manage to be shot like a proper film(even the realy,really bad ones)why the hell can't this one pull itself together and do the same thing?This is shot like a poloroid-cum-video recorder.That was my first step towards getting really angry and fed up with this film.In fact,it was the main thing that bugged me about it throughout.Not once did it appear to improve.I'm aware it has the (V)for video symbol by it,but what,is that a direct excuse for crappiness ?(does this serve as a direct example with the Billy Blanks dud 'Tough And Deadly?).

And,what from the back looked like it was going to serve like an original and exciting Sci-Fi venture went totally downhill from there.The special effects were diabolical,the acting was abysmal,the dialogue was atrocious , although the end line 'you really felt for her?Well,she'd only break your heart...then tear it out'had some credit to it.But that only led to a glaring implausibility error that the hero had had sex with the female robot and not noticed she was'nt a real person.And that only lead to the fact this was the only movie I knew that thought it was being clever by giving a human-looking-robot it's own name,a synthoid.Every other Sci-Fi movie calls them cyborgs.And that only led to the fact that the main 'synthoid' in question is a pathetic Terminator rip-off,that gets done in at the end by an impressive giant robot,which we only see for a brief glimpse then disappears,presumably to a better movie because this giant robot has much more talent than all the actors in this drivel.He was cool. , He quashes him in a standard better suited to the Wrigley's Spearmint gum adverts ,the only thing missing was the 'pluuurp'sound.

It really is very unfair.All I asked for was decent entertainment.Society,and hollywood,really should set better examples than this.*

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