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The Lucifer Complex (1978)

Not Rated | | Sci-Fi | 1978 (USA)
An intelligence agent discovers a Nazi plot to revive the Third Reich by using clones.
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Robert Vaughn ... US Secret agent Glen Manning
Merrie Lynn Ross ... Captive April Adams
Keenan Wynn ... U.S. Secretary of Defense / Adolf Hitler (rumored)
Aldo Ray ... Karl Krauss
William Lanning William Lanning ... Unnamed Survivor
Ross Durfee Ross Durfee ... Gerhardt Frobel
Victoria Carroll ... Secretary Julie Simmons
Glenn Ransom Glenn Ransom ... Bernard Vogel (as Glen Ranson)
Kieu Chinh ... Major Chinn Lee
Lynn Cartwright ... Assistant Brunner
Colin Eliot Brown Colin Eliot Brown ... Nazi Guard
Corinne Cole Corinne Cole ... Ringleader Greta
Gustaf Unger Gustaf Unger ... Hitler clone (rumored) (as Gustof Unger)
Bertil Unger Bertil Unger ... Hitler clone (rumored)
Carol Terry Carol Terry ... Captive
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An intelligence agent discovers a Nazi plot to revive the Third Reich by using clones.

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The most terrifying plot ever imagined...takeover by clones!

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Sci-Fi

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Not Rated

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USA

Language:

English

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1978 (USA) See more »

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Hitler's Wild Women See more »

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James Flocker Enterprises See more »
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Mono

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Color
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Filmed in 1976 but never released to theaters, going directly to TV in 1978. See more »

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Featured in Mad Scientist Theatre: 50 Movie Mega Pack (2016) See more »

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Livin' on the Brink
Composed & Performed by The Edgar Kelly Band
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Light on the bump, heavy on the grind
23 May 2013 | by Chase_WitherspoonSee all my reviews

Near-abominable tale of an intelligence agent (Vaughn) assigned by his boss (Leo Gordon, uncredited) to infiltrate an island outpost where he discovers a shocking plot to clone world leaders in an audacious plan to resurrect the Fourth Reich, forty years following the end of WWII.

Vaguely reminiscent of its contemporary "Boys From Brazil" has a great cast that aside from Vaughn sleep-walking through his role, includes Keenan Wynn, Aldo Ray, the lovely Lynn Cartwright (in a distinctly unlovely role as a sadistic Nazi), Kieu Chinh as a female prisoner, Victoria Carroll as a double agent and Corinne Cole ("The Party") in a frivolous bit part as a potential one-night stand, though our secret agent is so inept, he manages one corny pick-up line ("you need less bump and more grind"), before duty calls.

And let's not neglect William Lanning in the ostensibly unrelated scenes that punctuate, as he narrates the tale watching it unfold from a laser-read time capsule. If you're confused by that plot synopsis, you're starting to appreciate what "The Lucifer Complex" has to offer the patient viewer.

The film is absolute dross, pure guff, atrocious in almost every department, totally bereft of suspense, thrills or coherency, BUT, in my opinion it does qualify as 'so bad it's funny' and for that reason, coupled with the distinguished cast of Hollywood A-listers and B-movie personnel (Cartwright was always a scene-stealer, and she alone earns this turkey one star for pure camp value), it's essential for any film buff's burgeoning collection.


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