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Syngenor (1990)

A scientist engineers a group of genetically engineered creatures for use as "supersoldiers" to fight U.S. wars in the Middle East. However, things get ugly when the creatures malfunction and turn on their creators.

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Starr Andreeff ...
Susan Valentine
Mitchell Laurance ...
Nick Cary
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Carter Brown
Charles Lucia ...
Stan Armbrewster
Riva Spier ...
Paula Gorski
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David Greenwait
Bill Gratton ...
Lt. Leo Rosselli
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Ethan Valentine
Jon Korkes ...
Tim Calhoun
Melanie Shatner ...
Bonnie Brown
Kenneth Zavayna ...
Sam Krebs (as Ken Zavayna)
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Donnie
Julia Kruis ...
Candy (as Julie Kris)
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Brandy
Christopher Burgard ...
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A scientist engineers a group of genetically engineered creatures for use as "supersoldiers" to fight U.S. wars in the Middle East. However, things get ugly when the creatures malfunction and turn on their creators.

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Brent V. Friedman met his future wife Patricia Mastorakos on the set of this movie. See more »

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Susan Valentine: The pod! He wanted me to destroy the pod!
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References Re-Animator (1985) See more »

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Movie that probably makes a better trailer
4 November 2015 | by (Azarath) – See all my reviews

I love cheap creature feature or monster movies. I really do, no matter how cheap they are as long as they are entertaining.

"Syngenor" wasn't. It started out OK but as the movie went on I find myself paying less and less attention to the screen. Creature design is interesting and cool looking, but that's probably the most interesting about the movie.

I wouldn't complain too much about acting, because I didn't really expect some excellent performances in these kind of movie, but David Gale really went over-the-top even more then his usual self.

What I find really funny is monster concept itself. It's suppose to be indestructible bio-engineered super-soldier that's half machine, half organic, that can reproduce itself every 24h that would replace American soldiers on the battlefield. Yet, creature seems to easily goes down by shotgun-to-the-face and water!? I find that incredibly funny, because for a super-soldier it has two major weaknesses: firearms and water.

A semi-sequel to cult movie "Scared to Death" from early '80s, but you can watch it as stand alone movie.

"Synapse" released this on DVD (along with it's mother movie), which has some bonus features. So if it's your coup of tea, go for it, but I think "Syngenor" makes a better trailer then a movie.


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