MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 4,875 this week

Dollman (1991)

Video  -  Action | Comedy | Horror  -  12 March 1992 (Brazil)
5.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.8/10 from 1,427 users  
Reviews: 18 user | 25 critic

Brick Bardo (Tim Thomerson) is a traveller from outer space who is forced to land on Earth. Though regular sized on his home planet, he is doll-sized here on Earth, as are the enemy forces ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(original story), (screenplay), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

Free at IMDb

Editors' Spotlight

Favorites of FantasticFest 2014

FantasticFest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, and action movies from all around the world. Here's a list of some of our favorite movies at FantasticFest.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 957 titles
created 16 Oct 2011
 
a list of 30 titles
created 30 Dec 2011
 
a list of 31 titles
created 06 Mar 2012
 
a list of 48 titles
created 24 Dec 2012
 
a list of 22 titles
created 23 Sep 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Dollman" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Dollman (Video 1991)

Dollman (Video 1991) on IMDb 5.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Dollman.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Heatseeker (1995)
Action | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A kickboxing champion is forced to fight cyborgs in a tournament when the company kidnaps his fiancee.

Director: Albert Pyun
Stars: Keith Cooke, Tina Cote, Norbert Weisser
Deceit (1992)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Two outer-space aliens visit Earth with the intention of blowing it up, but they meet a hot blonde and decide to postpone the planet's destruction in order to try to score with her.

Director: Albert Pyun
Stars: Samantha Phillips, Norbert Weisser, Scott Paulin
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

After an atomic war Phillip Hammer and Marlowe Chandler have spent 15 years on their own in an bunker, stuffed with junk from the 40s and old detective novels. Now, 19 years old, they leave... See full summary »

Director: Albert Pyun
Stars: John Stockwell, Michael Dudikoff, Michele Little
Spitfire (1995)
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A sultry assassin is the target of two separate operatives in this globe-trotting action flick shot on location in the Bahamas, Athens, Rome and Hong Kong.

Director: Albert Pyun
Stars: Lance Henriksen, Debra Jo Fondren, Sarah Douglas
Action | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Sam Crain, a professional model, is asked by her sister to smuggle a package from Europe to Portland Oregon, where she discovers that her sister is battling Chinese Shaolin Monks (not ... See full summary »

Director: Albert Pyun
Stars: Andrew Dice Clay, Teri Hatcher, Yuji Okumoto
Left for Dead I (2007)
Action | Horror | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A desperate criminal and a merciless posse become trapped in a remote Mexican ghost town by a vengeful demon.

Director: Albert Pyun
Stars: María Alche, Soledad Arocena, Andres Bagg
Vicious Lips (1986)
Horror | Music | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A band finally gets the opportunity for that breakthrough gig if they can make it to an "in" club on another planet in time...

Director: Albert Pyun
Stars: Dru-Anne Perry, Gina Calabrese, Linda Kerridge
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Rebel without a cause or a clue at an elite but uptight High School discovers some of his classmates have formed an even more elite clique more or less hell-bent on ridding the school, and ... See full summary »

Director: Albert Pyun
Stars: John Stockwell, J. Eddie Peck, Carey Lowell
Adventure | Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3/10 X  

A nerd teenager goes looking for her missing archaeologist father, and stumbles into a strange underground civilization.

Director: Albert Pyun
Stars: Kathy Ireland, William R. Moses, Richard Haines
Knights (1993)
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

In the future, a kickboxer and a robot lead a revolution against ruling cyborgs.

Director: Albert Pyun
Stars: Kathy Long, Kris Kristofferson, Lance Henriksen
Sorcerers (1998)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Albert Pyun
Stars: Simon Clarke, Tina Cote, Sonya Eddy
Down Twisted (1987)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

When a levelheaded waitress decides to help her shady friend against her better judgment, she becomes a target of a deadly international gang of thieves who are after a priceless San Lucas' relic. A bumbling stranger helps her.

Director: Albert Pyun
Stars: Carey Lowell, Charles Rocket, Trudy Dochterman
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Braxton Red
...
Debi Alejandro (as Kamala Lopez-Dawson)
Humberto Ortiz ...
Kevin Alejandro
...
Skyresh
Judd Omen ...
Mayor
Michael Halsey ...
Cally
Frank Doubleday ...
Cloy
...
Sprug
Vincent Klyn ...
Hector (as Vince Klyn)
John Durbin ...
Fisher
Merle Kennedy ...
Maria
Luis Contreras ...
Jackson
...
Captain Shuller (as Eugene Glazer)
Richard D'Sisto ...
Armbruiser
Edit

Storyline

Brick Bardo (Tim Thomerson) is a traveller from outer space who is forced to land on Earth. Though regular sized on his home planet, he is doll-sized here on Earth, as are the enemy forces who have landed as well. While Brick enlists the help of an impoverished girl and her son, the bad guys enlist the help of a local gang. When word leaks out as to his location, and all hell breaks loose. Brick is besieged by an onslaught of curious kids, angry gang members, and his own doll-sized enemies, and he must protect the family who has helped him and get off the planet alive. Written by Michael Silva <silvamd@cleo.bc.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

He's the toughest cop on the planet Arturus -- but on earth he's in over his head!


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sci-fi violence, and for language | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 March 1992 (Brazil)  »

Also Known As:

MicroCop  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Brick Bardo is heavily influenced by "Dirty Harry". See more »

Quotes

Fisher: What do you want, *asshole*?
Brick: Nothin'!
Fisher: You're just gonna walk away?
[Brick walks away]
See more »

Connections

Followed by Curse of the Puppet Master (1998) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Fun-Sized Futuristic Dirty Harry-Meets Suburban Commando-Meets Honey I Shrunk the Kids Anyone?
11 September 2010 | by (Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

Only a director like Albert Pyun could handle material like this. The director of many B sci-fi/martial Arts projects (the "Nemesis" series, "Cyborg"), a teen video game adventure, and a post-apocalyptic musical, Mr. Pyun loves to combine genre tropes into stimulating, unique experiences. Pyun asked what many B-filmmakers did in the Tarrantino administration: why bother with new material when it has all been done so well before?

The 90s direct-to-video market thrived simultaneously with this era of genre hybrids; those movies that recycled old genre tropes, archetypes, and approaches into new material. In "Dollman" Pyun makes a tasty salad out of various conventions from "Dirty Harry", "Honey I shrunk the Kids", "Suburban Commando", "Time Cop", various gang films, and the action and sci-fi conventionality of its era.

Tim Thomerson plays recurring Pyun character Brick Bardo who, in this incarnation, is a futuristic bad-cop who is inter-dimensionally displaced via space ship into the Bronx with his his WMD-packing floating head nemesis Armbruiser. During their trip, the two are shrunken into action figure proportions. After Bardo's spaceship is abducted by a young boy, he must struggle against various domestic terrors (the family dog, a cockroach) while Armbruiser shops his WMD to a dangerous local gang headed by the dangerous Braxton Red (Jackie Earle Hayley in a hammy, vicious performance).

Fortunately "Dollman" delivers in every way you want it to. The shrunken person tropes are satisfying and realized; the action scenes are intense; and its science fiction backbone is always present. Pyun juggles these elements well and has fun with the formulas at play.

Although it suffers from Pyun's tendency toward awkward pacing, "Dollman" is one of his strongest and most controlled films.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
DVD coldnin122
Does anyone notice...? adkinsa-1
Vincent Klyn Frenk6
duke nukem? monstersandrobots
Discuss Dollman (1991) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?