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Writers:
Michael Carmody (story)
Brent V. Friedman (screenplay)
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Product of science - nightmare from hell
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A scientist engineers a group of genetically engineered cyborgs for use as "supersoldiers" to fight U.S. wars in the Middle East. However, things get ugly when the cyborgs malfunction and turn on their creators. | Add synopsis »
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Back Catalogue #1 - Synapse Films
 (From Fangoria. 29 April 2009, 1:43 PM, PDT)

DVD Review: Syngenor
 (From Twitch. 10 November 2008, 7:47 PM, PST)

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Dancin', dancin', dancin'.... he's a dancin' machine! See more (13 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
Julie Kris ... Candy

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 
 
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:
Brent V. Friedman met his future wife Patricia Mastorakos on the set of this movie.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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7 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Dancin', dancin', dancin'.... he's a dancin' machine!, 28 July 2003
Author: Mr Parker (spookyscribe@yahoo.com) from New York City

At one point, they shoot one of the monsters in this so many times that he looks like he's dancing, waving his arms up and down. It almost looked like he was doing the "Robot". To add insult to injury, you could clearly see a thick root of cables coming from one of his feet that was obviously used to set off the bullet squibs. My God!

This is one of those movies that is so funny, you may not be able to watch it from lack of oxygen and blurred vision caused by tears. It is such a ripoff of Aliens that it's pretty awe inspiring. They stick a big cannon in this one poor monster's mouth and pull the trigger repeatedly, similar to when Hicks blasted an Alien to smithereens after jamming a shotgun in between it's drooling jaws and yelling, "Eat this!" There's even a scene set in airducts with the monsters chasing them. What I remember most about this was that the creatures posed almost no kind of threat. They walked around REALLY slowly and were really just there to get shot to pieces by the obligatory military hit squad. This is one bad movie that for some reason, gives me warm and fuzzy feelings. My interest was piqued by an ad I saw in Fangoria years ago for these really detailed rubber masks that they were selling. One of them was called "Syngenor" and looked really nice but it was a bit out of my price range. Then I found out that the mask was based on a character design from a movie and I decided that I had to see it! And then I did! And you know what? It was terrible! But funny also!

I sort of remember that water played a big part in this somewhere. And that in the movie, some researchers were designing these creatures to be the perfect soldiers or some other hoo-hah. It's bad alright but it's not that bad that it's unwatchable. I'm gonna go ahead and give this one big fat star and a half. Only out of sympathy and the fact that this movie has made me laugh to the point of getting internal damage do I spare it from a zero, which realistically, this chuck deserves.

RATING: * and a 1/2 out of *****

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