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Shadowchaser (1992)

R | | Action, Sci-Fi | Video 2 July 1992
Terrorists with an indestructible robot take over a high-rise hospital in order to kidnap the president's daughter.

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Desilva
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Sarah
Frank Zagarino ...
Romulus
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Trevanian
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Kinderman
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Jackson
Raymond Evans ...
Whiteside
Robert Freeman ...
Blackwood
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Naomi
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Franco
John Chancer ...
Zanuchi
Robert Jezek ...
Leone
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Jonah (as Angie Hill-Richmond)
John Pasternack ...
King
John Guerrasio ...
Blake
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Storyline

Set in the future, a group of terrorists with an android leader storm a hospital when the President's daughter is inside, taking her hostage. To find a way of freeing her, the police decide to consult the architect who designed the building, but he's currently in jail for some crime, and the punishment of the future is to be frozen solid for one's sentence. The cops accidentally thaw out the wrong guy, a football player who decides to keep the mistake a secret and help the police in exchange for his freedom. Will he be able to defeat the terrorists and rescue the hostages, despite not knowing the first thing about architecture? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Rated R for action violence | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Shot at Pinewood Studios, most of the set was used from Alien³ (1992). See more »

Quotes

Trevanian: You asshole! What do you think this is, the first and ten at the Super Bowl?
Desilva: Hey, maybe you need a manual to tell you when you're getting your ass kicked... but I don't.
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Followed by Orion's Key (1996) See more »

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Watchable but still way below par
3 February 2005 | by (Adelaide, Australia) – See all my reviews

As someone else has stated, this is a low budget cross between Terminator and Die Hard only without the massive appeal of either.

Its hard to believe the motive for hijacking a hospital in order to kidnap the president's daughter. Especially in one part where there is an opportunity to kidnap the president himself, the terrorists prefer to continue using the daughter instead.... yeah, she'll be worth more...

Martin Kove is cheesy but okay. Meg Foster's part seems like it was originally written with a teenage girl in mind. Frank Zagarino is amusing as the robot. And the rest of the cast go through the motions.

Another thing, this movie probably has the worst example of movie editing I've ever seen. In one scene, the cyborg seemingly has the two main characters trapped in the overhead vents, the next, the two leads are running away, without any explanation on how they escaped! There's other confusing scenes but if you watch the movie you'll see for yourself.

One of Kove's last lines in the picture reminds me of Eddie Murphy's character in Bowfinger when he yells out 'Got you, suckers!' I got a laugh out of that.

It kills some time but don't expect to get anything out of it.


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