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The Laser Man (1988)

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A naive young scientist unwittingly helps mobsters build a laser weapon, then has to try to reclaim it from them in this crime drama parody.



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Credited cast:
Marc Hayashi ...
Arthur Weiss
Maryann Urbano ...
Janes Cosby
Joey Cheung
Peter Wang ...
Lt. Lu
Ruth Weiss
George Bartenieff ...
David Chan ...
Jimmy Weiss
Sally Yeh ...
Neva Small ...
Martha Weiss Cheung
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shirl Bernheim ...
Mahjong lady
Steven Chen ...
Enrique Gomez ...
Unemployed man
Grey Kooritsky ...
Teen girl
Carol Jean Lewis ...
Unemployment office interviewer (as Carol-Jean Lewis)


A naive young scientist unwittingly helps mobsters build a laser weapon, then has to try to reclaim it from them in this crime drama parody.

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Comedy | Crime








Release Date:

25 September 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Laserman  »

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1.85 : 1
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Just a fair warning...
25 March 2004 | by (Austin, TX) – See all my reviews

This movie is, in a word, terrible. I enjoy a wide variety of movies, from the campy to the truly odd. This movie is neither, although from reading the hyped cover I thought it might be interesting. In fact, the material has potential but it was never acted on and, speaking of acting, there are some pretty bad moments of it present here. Lt. Lu - and his semi-intelligent narration - is the only thing going for the movie. It's too bad there was not either better acting and direction or an extreme lack of either so as to be comedically entertaining for the viewer. We have underdeveloped characters here who lend melodrama and inappropriateness to the whole misplaced amalgam. This piece is also very dated to the 80's. I rented this and was, sadly, unable to watch it beyond the half-way point. If you are looking for an awful but funny 80's disaster, this probably isn't your ticket.

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