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Brain Smasher... A Love Story (1993)

Video  -  Action | Comedy | Romance  -  17 November 1993 (USA)
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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 »

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Ed Molloy
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Samantha Crain
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Wu
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Cammy Crain
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Brown
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Smith
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Bob Brisco
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Guy in Line #2
Ken D. Elston ...
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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 ninjas!). Fleeing the monks, Sam unwittingly involves Ed "Brainsmasher" Molloy, a nightclub bouncer. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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He's strong, he's brave and he eats bullets for breakfast. See more »

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The movie has never been released in the United States on DVD and as of January 4, 2010, Lions Gate has yet to announce any plans for a DVD release. It is available on DVD in the United Kingdom, in 2012 it became available for instant streaming on Netflix. See more »

Goofs

In the scene with one of the ninjas just outside the window of Dice's apartment you can clearly see the cable attached to the person. See more »

Quotes

Ed Malloy: Like me? You said before you love me!
Samantha Crain: I'd say anything to save the world.
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References Malcolm X (1992) See more »

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HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS
Written by Mario Moreno
Performed by Forbidden Pigs
Published by El Burro Music
Administered by Bug
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Thin fun
19 November 2007 | by See all my reviews

"Brain Smasher...A Love Story" is sort of fun to watch (there must be about 5 or 6 laughs here and there) and Teri Hatcher is sexy and feisty. But the script is just too thin and one-note: these evil Chinese monks want this flower that is the key to Ultimate Power, and Andrew Dice Clay, Teri Hatcher and Deborah Van Valkenburgh try to keep it away from them. That's it. The whole movie is basically an extended chase, without many plot complications: the monks catch up to the heroes, the heroes fight them off, the heroes run away, repeat. The other thing that bugged me was the inconsistency in the way these monks are presented: at certain times they seem to be invincible and almost superhuman, jumping from and to incredible heights (these acrobatics are definitely the freshest idea of the movie), at other times they are bumbling, inept and useless in a fight. Oh well, I guess you can just look admiringly at Teri Hatcher and try to forgive the weaknesses....Footnote: Brion James and Tim Thomerson have two very small parts as police officers. (**)


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