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Nicole Eggert ... Alyssa Lloyd

Bruce Abbott ... Prof. Jack Crowley

Susan Tyrrell ... Mayor Eleanor Grimbaum

Peter Jason ... Higgins

Sarah Douglas ... Surgeon

Andras Jones ... Daniel Dupre

Heather Langenkamp ... Christy Carruthers

David Anthony Marshall ... One Eye

Richard Grieco ... Mad Dog Burne

Randy Vasquez ... Little Henry Burne
Yvonne M. Cohrs ... Mall Patron #1
Christopher Thunderwolf ... Mall Patron #2

Jack Nance ... Father McKenzie
Chris Cowell ... Executioner
Joseph Pilato ... Boxer (as Josef Pilato)

Tom Savini ... Roland

Reggie Bannister ... Warden Thomas

Nils Allen Stewart ... Hammerhead
Jennifer Anderson ... Dancer
La Tanya Hall ... Dancer
Naomi Jaramillo ... Dancer
Gina Lackey ... Dancer
James Mongold ... Arlis
Joelle Sailers ... Biker Slut
Paul Munoz ... Skin

Shanah S. Blevins ... Makeup Artist
Gigi Moran ... Lab Assistant
Russ MacGuire ... Ram
J. Wolf ... Wolf

Brandon Burke ... Jermot (as Shay Burke)
Michael Maranda ... Otto
Ryan Rowley ... Porkchop
Armand Medina ... Mortay
Richard French ... J.C.
Walter T. Hubbard ... The Hubb
Porter Jamison ... Swamp Rat

Derek Mears ... Chuck X
Larry Clark ... Second Reporter
Geoff Seaton ... Bank Guard
Randy Stafford ... Lipps

Greg Nicotero ... Elevator Punk (as Gregory Nicotero)
Gino Crognale ... Second Punk
Andre Rosey Brown ... Big Frank (as Rosey Brown)
John C. Neuman ... Clean Cut Biker
Bob Hurst ... Duffy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Dan Hicks ... Krutchfield (as Danny Hicks)
Laser ... The Negotiator

Bruce Campbell ... Raffle Winner (uncredited)

Brian DiMuccio ... TV Reporter (uncredited)

John Esposito ... Reporter (uncredited)

David Pollison ... Bank Robber (uncredited)

Dino Vindeni ... Death Row Reporter (uncredited)
Molly Weber ... Mayor's Assistant (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Kurtzman 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Brian DiMuccio  screenplay
Anne Kurtzman  story
Robert Kurtzman  story
Dino Vindeni  screenplay

Produced by
Robert E. Baruc .... executive producer
Donald P. Borchers .... producer
John Esposito .... associate producer
John Fremes .... executive producer
Anne Kurtzman .... associate producer
Amy J. Moore .... creative executive
Original Music by
Shawn Patterson 
Cinematography by
Marcus Hahn 
Film Editing by
Paolo Mazzucato 
Production Design by
Charley Cabrera 
Costume Design by
Angela Dawn Alderson 
Makeup Department
Evan Campbell .... special makeup effects artist
Production Management
Lowell Dean Cox .... unit production manager
Krish Mani .... production supervisor
Paolo Mazzucato .... post-production supervisor
Amy J. Moore .... executive in charge of production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kurt Bryant .... second unit director
Adam Druxman .... first assistant director
Nick Satriano .... second second assistant director
Charles Simmers .... second assistant director (as Charles Summers)
Art Department
Stefan Wilcox .... property master
Sound Department
Mark Allen .... sound effects editor
Loren Chun .... sound effects editor
Mike Draghi .... sound re-recording mixer
Sean Fahimian .... assistant dialogue editor
Patrick M. Griffith .... supervising sound editor
Lisa Hannan .... sound effects editor
Kirk Hunter .... sound effects editor
Wayne Scott Joness .... sound effects editor
Jeff King .... sound effects editor
John Kohlbrenner .... sound effects editor
Chris Longo .... assistant dialogue editor
Jim Loveless .... sound effects editor
Jeff Mar .... dialogue editor
Michael McCarthy .... adr recordist
Cynthia Merrill .... foley artist
T.A. Moore Jr. .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul N.J. Ottosson .... sound effects editor
Jesse Pomeroy .... dialogue editor
Thomas Richter .... dialogue editor
Debby VanPoucke .... sound effects editor
Special Effects by
John C. Hartigan .... special effects supervisor
Steve Newquist .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Etienne Andlau .... assistant matte painter (as Etienne Terblanche)
Larry Arpin .... roto artist
Tim Donahue .... matte painter
Dave Lockwood .... visual effects animator
Tina Mesa .... visual effects producer
William Mesa .... visual effects supervisor
Kurt Bryant .... stunts
Jennifer Caputo .... stunts
David L. Cochran .... stunt coordinator
Thomas Dewier .... stunts
Dana Dru Evenson .... stunts
Kelly Garrett .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Scott Burton .... second assistant camera
Scott Kaye .... director of photography: second unit
David Kiser .... first assistant camera
David McLaughlin .... gaffer
Andrew Page .... grip
Christopher C. Pearson .... first assistant camera: second unit
Craig Price .... best boy grip
Craig Price .... dolly grip
Jan Ruona .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Christopher Rydell .... still photographer
Scott Stilley .... best boy electric
Michael Weaver .... director of photography: second unit (as Mike Weaver)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mary Kay Jensen .... key costumer
Editorial Department
Dan Muscarella .... color timer
Other crew
Lisa Arnone .... script supervisor
Dominick J. Daniels .... production assistant (as Dominick Daniels)
Douglas Dresser .... location manager
Michael Figueiredo .... production assistant
Kelly Garrett .... double: "Demolitionist"
Mark Myers .... production assistant
Andrew Page .... second production assistant
Douglas Salkin .... post-production audio coordinator
Jen Wall .... production assistant (as Jennifer Wall)
Todd Wertman .... production coordinator
Stefan Wilcox .... weapons master

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Rated R for strong violence, some nudity and language
100 min | Spain:89 min (DVD edition)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Finland:K-16 (video premiere) | Germany:18 (cut) (original rating) | Germany:18 (uncut) (re-rating) (2013) | Spain:18 | UK:18 | USA:R

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From the minds of FX wizards KNB, 2 May 2012
Author: DigitalRevenantX7 from Australia

Plot Synopsis: In the not-too-distant future, the mayor of Metro City introduces a law banning all guns in the city. Her mortal enemy, Mad Dog Burns, escapes from Death Row & stages an unsuccessful attempt to kill her. He then exposes an undercover police officer, Alyssa Lloyd, & kills her. A police scientist resurrects her as an invincible zombie warrior, gives her weapons & a motorcycle & sets her loose on Mad Dog & his gang.

Film Review: It is probably an unwritten rule that any genre film directed by someone who is better known for producing visual effects is going to be a dud. The Demolitionist comes from the mind of Robert Kurtzman, one of the founders of KNB EFX Group, a prominent makeup effects company. Following in the footsteps of Chris Walas (THE FLY II), Gary J. Tunnicliffe (WITHIN THE ROCK), Bob Keen (PROTEUS), the Brothers Strause (ALIENS VS. PREDATOR: REQUIEM), Tom Savini (the NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD remake) & the late great Stan Winston (PUMPKINHEAD), Kurtzman tries his hand at directing.

Of those films, only three actually stood out from the pack. Savini's remake of NOTLD was the best of the bunch, while not beating the original, it was still a good zombie film. Within the Rock was a passable monster film that had the indignity of having half its plot stolen by a certain Michael Bay flick the following year. And the most notorious of them all, Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem, despite all the crap poured on it by practically everybody, was slightly better than the first AVP, mainly by delivering on the action that the original failed to do (although its biggest mistake was not having a fully-fleshed out plot & having the monster attacks being shot in the dark).

Which brings us to the $62, 500 question: is The Demolitionist a good film or is it a bad one? Well, to be honest, the film is one of the shoddiest genre actioners ever to come out of the 1990s. I don't think it even had a theatrical release. Anyway, the film has a slightly interesting premise – female cop is killed by a wanted terrorist, resurrected from the dead as a cyborg zombie super-warrior, goes after the bad guys with a vengeance. But the poor script does it no favours.

The Demolitionist does have the occasional moment where it looks halfway promising – Richard Grieco conducts a business negotiation between his police mole & a guard dog – but the poor plotting, atrocious dialogue & under-cooked action scenes conspire to weaken it considerably. Not to mention the fact that the visual effects, despite being produced by a top-shelf EFX group, look very cheap.

On the acting front, the performances range from the okay to the very bad – Richard Grieco overacts wildly (though you can't fault him for not having any fun) but the real worst actor here is Susan Tyrell – her relentless mugging of the stage causes any scene with her in it to collapse to the ground in a heap of flames. Look out for Tom Savini as one of Grieco's fellow gang members & Joe Pilato (Captain Rhodes from the original DAY OF THE DEAD) as a drunken gangbanger.

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