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Writers:
Michael Carmody (story)
Brent V. Friedman (screenplay)
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Product of science - nightmare from hell
Plot:
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. | Add synopsis »
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Grade D- See more (15 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Starr Andreeff ... Susan Valentine
Mitchell Laurance ... Nick Cary
David Gale ... Carter Brown
Charles Lucia ... Stan Armbrewster
Riva Spier ... Paula Gorski

Jeff Doucette ... David Greenwait
Bill Gratton ... Lt. Leo Rosselli

Lewis Arquette ... Ethan Valentine
Jon Korkes ... Tim Calhoun
Melanie Shatner ... Bonnie Brown
Kenneth Zavayna ... Sam Krebs (as Ken Zavayna)

Roy Fegan ... Donnie
Julia Kruis ... Candy (as Julie Kris)

Kate Romero ... Brandy
Christopher Burgard ... Scott
Kathryn Noble ... Receptionist
Merritt Yohnka ... Guard
Tim Trella ... Guard
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kevin M. Glover ... Syngenor

Directed by
George Elanjian Jr. 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michael Carmody  story
Brent V. Friedman  screenplay

Produced by
William G. Dunn .... line producer
Marcel R. Elanjian .... executive producer
Jack F. Murphy .... producer
Eldon Nygaard .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Thomas Chase 
Steve Rucker 
 
Cinematography by
James Mathers 
 
Film Editing by
Ellen Keneshea 
 
Casting by
Michael Cutler 
Cathy Henderson 
 
Production Design by
R. Clifford Searcy 
 
Set Decoration by
Ian Cramer 
 
Costume Design by
Rhona Meyers 
 
Makeup Department
Janna Denny .... key hair stylist
Janna Denny .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Patricia Mastorakos .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fred H. Dresch .... first assistant director
John W. Hyde Jr. .... second second assistant director
Kelly Kiernan .... second assistant director
 
Sound Department
Mark A. Rozett .... sound re-recording mixer
Steve Sollars .... production sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Theresa Burkett .... special effects
Yancy Calzada .... special effects
William Malone .... creature design
Margaret Prentice .... special effects (as Margaret Beserra)
Mark Williams .... special makeup effects
 
Visual Effects by
Larry Arpin .... optical effects
Austin McKinney .... special effects camera operator
Dennis Skotak .... visual effects consultant
Robert Skotak .... visual effects consultant
 
Stunts
Barbara Anne Klein .... stunts
Gregg Smrz .... stunts
Merritt Yohnka .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bryan Godwin .... assistant camera
Anita Ingle .... still photographer
Geza Sinkovics .... camera operator: second unit
 
Animation Department
Michael Hyatt .... rotoscope artist (as Mike Hyatt)
 
Editorial Department
Amy Tompkins .... first assistant editor
Norman R. Walker .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Stephen C. Marston .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Laurel Fest .... script supervisor
Lucienne Lane .... production coordinator
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Syngenor: Synthesized Genetic Organism" - USA (DVD box title)
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Runtime:
98 min
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Trivia:
The location used for the Norton Cyberdyne building was the famous The Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California.See more »
Quotes:
Carter Brown:It's *so* lonely at the top.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Re-Animator (1985)See more »

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5 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Grade D-, 19 April 2004
Author: macabro357 from U.S.

Rented the newly released DVD of this and I'm glad I didn't buy it.

Carter Brown (David Gale) is the head of a corporation who develops synthetic creatures that to be used to fight wars in the Middle East. It's a creature that's adverse to water, but no matter since the desert doesn't have very much water to begin with. It also looks very similar to the gill man in CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON, so there's not a whole lot of imagination here.

Anyway, these SYNGENORS escape from the lab and invade the building killing people, but it's not very scary or gory or anything. In fact, the whole film looks like one big bore with David Gale looking like he's sleepwalking through the whole thing. He made a better ham in the RE-ANIMATOR series and the injecting of the green fluid into his neck is a silly cue from those earlier films.

Never heard of any of the rest of the cast except for Melanie Shatner as the receptionist, and that's only because she's Bill's daughter.

The Elite DVD has a short clip of David Gale visiting Japan in order to help promote this film, which I understand, was a big hit over there. Why, I don't know. Maybe they thought the creature was 'cute' or something.

It might've worked better if Roger Corman had a hand in it, but as it stands, it only gets a charitable failure.

2 out of 10

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