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Deddy Armand
John Rust (co-writer)
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1986 (Indonesia) See more »
In a world out of whack he whacks back! See more »
Peter Goldson, aka The Stabilizer, searches for drug smuggler Greg Rainmaker. Rainmaker killed Goldson's fiancee by kicking her with his spiked shoes... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Peter O'Brian ... Peter Goldson, The Stabilizer
Craig Gavin ... Greg Rainmaker
Gillie Beanz ... Sylvia Nash
Dana Christina ... Christina Provost
Harry Capri ... Captain Johnny (as Harry Capry)
Mark Sungkar ... Victor
Yenny Farida (as Yenny Faridna)
Kaharudin Syah ... Professor Provost (as Kaharuddin Syah)
Linda Husein ... Captain Debby Parkhurst (as Linda Hussein)
Sukarno ... Benny
Belkies ... Lizard eating man
Herman Pero ... Joko
Syarieff ... Greg Rainmaker's gang
Yongky ... Greg Rainmaker's gang
Ruily Novar ... Greg Rainmaker's gang
Tanaka ... Greg Rainmaker's gang
Amit Abidin ... Greg Rainmaker's gang
Dading ... Greg Rainmaker's gang
Suyitno ... Greg Rainmaker's gang
Tanase ... Greg Rainmaker's gang
Dacy Hamid ... Greg Rainmaker's gang
Trisno ... Greg Rainmaker's gang
Pagar Banten ... Debus Attraction Group
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bill Capizzi ... Thug (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Christopher Carroll ... Cop (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Lara Cody ... Cpt. Debby Parkhurst (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Richard Epcar ... Peter Goldson (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Eddie Frierson ... MC (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Barbara Goodson ... Sylvia Nash (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Milton James ... Prof. Provost (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Kerrigan Mahan ... Cpt. Johnny (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Iona Morris ... Christina Provost (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Jeff Winkless ... Greg Rainmaker (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Dan Woren ... Victor (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Directed by
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Deddy Armand 
John Rust  co-writer

Produced by
Dhamoo Punjabi .... producer
Gobind Punjabi .... producer
Raam Punjabi .... producer
Cinematography by
Bambang Trimakno (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Kuo-Chung Chou  (as Tony Chow)
Benny M.S. 
Art Direction by
Costume Design by
Rhino H.B. 
Makeup Department
Asep Suparman .... makeup artist
Production Management
Mathias Agus .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Yan Tarmizi .... assistant director
Melanie Umbara .... assistant director
Amit Abidin .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Dhino Suharno .... still photographer
Other crew
Edy S. Jonathan .... fighting choreographer (as Eddy Jonathan)

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Portugal:87 min
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The Stabilizer was O'Brian's first movie.See more »
Peter Goldson, The Stabilizer:I hate scum like Greg Rainmaker!See more »
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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Insane and hilarious., 12 April 2002
Author: Mr. Pulse from Syracuse, NY

What's the most violent movie of all time? Rambo III? Commando? Robocop? Add these three very violent together, and you still won't equal the carnage in The Stabilizer, the wildest, silliest, craziest action movie I have ever seen. For one hundred minutes things blow up and people die in dozens of strange ways. It will make you laugh and cheer, and when it's all over you'll be more than a little exhausted. This movie is a buried gem, a cult classic sadly lacking a cult.

The Stabilizer is the nickname of our hero Peter Goldson (Peter O'Brian), a large oily man with a curly mullet. He arrives in Indonesia on the trail of the villainous and mean Greg Rainmaker. We know he is evil because he is only referred to by his full name ("I hate SCUM like Greg RAINmaker!") and utilizes a method of killing that is so horrible I can't even utter it here. Wait, yes I can. He steps on people in spiky shoes. Greg Rainmaker: Cleat Killer.

When Greg Rainmaker isn't pouring alcohol on women for their sexual pleasure, he's kidnapping important professors and heading a huge underworld empire. It's up to Goldson (A Jewish action hero? Gevalt!) and his motley crew of sidekicks to stabilize the situation by killing everyone and blowing lots of stuff up. Maybe "stabilize" has a different meaning in Indonesia.

And the violence, oh the violence. This is a film unwilling, nay, uncapable, of letting five minutes of screen time go by without some sort of explosion, knifing, car crash, or squib interrupting the dialogue. The violence is extreme; not graphic and bloody, just really weird. For example, The Stabilizer & company invade one of Rainmaker's warehouses (by driving through a solid concrete wall on a motorcycle, of course). When perched on the balcony, with heavy fire coming from below, The Stabilizer does the one thing he can do. He drives off the balcony into the guy's head, his front tire bouncing off it like a basketball. Astounding.

From the overly-gratuitous love scenes (Both major female characters hop in the sack with the hero of their choice not two minutes after they speak to them alone for the first time) to the poorly dubbed dialogue ("Victor, you talented bastard!") The Stabilizer has it all. This is a film for the ages, right up there with Citizen Kane and Gymkata. It is not widely available in release. If you find it anywhere for any price, buy it and relish the insanity.

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