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Alone in the T-Shirt Zone (1986)

PG | | Comedy, Drama
Michael Mikaele is a young man in a catatonic state living in a psychiatric ward where his doctor thinks her sympathies for him justify raping him. It's all part of his mad world, and we ... See full summary »


Mike B. Anderson (as Mikel B. Anderson)


Mike B. Anderson (as Mikel B. Anderson), Kathleen Beeler
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Barrack Michael Barrack ... Michael Mikaele
Bruce Parry Bruce Parry ... Dad (Wilford Charles 'Chuck' Mikaele)
Evan Lopez Evan Lopez ... Infant Michael
Daniel Patrick Daniel Patrick ... Young Michael
Tamara Jacobson Tamara Jacobson ... Little Girl
Elizabeth Hodson Elizabeth Hodson ... Little Girl Blonde
Anita Forbus Anita Forbus ... Mother (Thelma Mikaele)
Taylor Gilbert Taylor Gilbert ... Dr. Lang
Anna Clark Anna Clark ... Nurse (Joleen)
Crystal Forrest Crystal Forrest ... Crystal
Bill Barron Bill Barron ... Bill
Mike B. Anderson ... Greg (as Mikel B. Anderson)
Jennifer Anderson Jennifer Anderson ... Jennifer (as Jennifer McCasky Anderson)
Louis Charles Nickèls Louis Charles Nickèls ... Louis
Joan Gouveta Joan Gouveta ... Joni


Michael Mikaele is a young man in a catatonic state living in a psychiatric ward where his doctor thinks her sympathies for him justify raping him. It's all part of his mad world, and we see what brought him there. He's an artist from a broken home, working for eight years at a job that he loathes, drawing pictures from sayings on sexually suggestive T-shirts. Mike's unsympathetic boss, Bill, plays bad motivational tapes over the P.A., makes Mike's girlfriend (another employee) handle him during office hours, which is espied by co-worker Joni, and refuses to let Mike have the rest of the day off even though he is clearly ill. He ties together T-shirts out the bathroom window to escape, and befriends a man, Rod, whom, unbeknownst to him, is his girlfriends father. He, however, hallucinates that the cinematographer is walking around the apartment in nothing but a towel. When the two attend a party, where everyone in the film (except his parents, doctor, and nurse) seem to be, things ... Written by Scott Hutchins <scottandrewh@home.com>

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Peek into the mind of the most depressed man on earth.


Comedy | Drama


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Also Known As:

T-Shirt Maniacs See more »

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Berkeley, California, USA See more »

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References Eraserhead (1977) See more »


Wake Up and Cry
by The Gizzards
Courtesy of Quadruped Records and Tapes
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weird, obscure and not particularly good
28 March 2002 | by GangsteroctopusSee all my reviews

This looks like somebody saw a few too many midnight screenings of "Eraserhead" and said to him/herself, "Hey, I can make a weird movie like that." As if. And what an awful title! You know you're in trouble when script's written so that all the women in it are constantly chasing after the main male character (and he's as utterly unappealing as the guy in this movie is). Pretty pretentious and almost entirely lacking in interest (not to mention plot). At least some of the music is sort of interesting.

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