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Brain Smasher... A Love Story (1993)

PG-13  |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ed Molloy
Samantha Crain
Cammy Crain
Dorothy Dells ...
Miss Bellows
Wrick Jones ...
Lead Officer
Galen Schrick ...
Jim Romeo (as Galen B. Schrick)
Steve Tancora ...
Bob Brisco
Red Monk
Danny Perkin ...
Guy in Line #2
Ken Elston ...
Rookie Cop (as Ken D. Elston)


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 <>

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Rescue a super-model. Battle killer ninjas. Save the world. No problem!! See more »


Action | Comedy | Romance


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17 November 1993 (USA)  »

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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 »


At the end of the movie, when everybody is at the Zebra club, Sam's sister fires three rounds at Wu. Wu apparently catches all three bullets, then the camera zooms in on his hand. However, the bullets shown in his hand still have the casings on them, thus they couldn't have been fired from a gun. See more »


Cammy Crain: If my sister says you're a ninja, you're a goddamn ninja!
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References Malcolm X (1992) See more »


Written by William Seth Russell
Performed by Forbidden Pigs
Published by Forbidden Pig Music
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"This guy has no nuts."
9 February 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Action-comedy from Albert Pyun that was a starring vehicle for then-relevant comedian Andrew Dice Clay. The real star of the movie, though, is a young and beautiful Teri Hatcher. She's very funny and immensely likable. Clay is surprisingly enjoyable, as well. The plot is some nonsense about a red lotus flower and some "not ninjas" led by Chozen from Karate Kid 2. Some other recognizable faces are Tim Thomerson and Brion James as moronic cops. Liz Sheridan (Mrs. Ochmonek from ALF) plays Clay's mom. Despite the low-budget trappings and an irritating rock music score, it's actually a fun movie with some nice humor and a good cast. If nothing else, see it for Teri.

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