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The Vindicator (1986)

An employee of a secret company operation becomes the victim of the company's special weapons project. He is transformed into a robotic killing machine that, because of his programming must... See full summary »

Director:

Jean-Claude Lord

Writers:

Edith Rey (original screenplay), David Preston (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David McIlwraith David McIlwraith ... Carl Lehman / Frankenstein
Teri Austin ... Lauren Lehman
Richard Cox ... Alex Whyte
Pam Grier ... Hunter
Maury Chaykin ... Burt Arthurs
Catherine Disher ... Catherine Collins
Stephen Mendel ... Ian Massey
Micki Moore ... Mrs. Jan Scott
Larry Aubrey Larry Aubrey ... Kurt Kessler
Lynda Mason Green Lynda Mason Green ... Gail Vernon
Denis Simpson Denis Simpson ... Joe Simpson
Caroline Arnold Caroline Arnold ... Lisa, Massey's Girl
John Zobolles John Zobolles ... Paper Boy
Trevor Daves Trevor Daves ... Lab Security Guard #1
Carl Knutson Carl Knutson ... Lab Security Guard #2
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Storyline

An employee of a secret company operation becomes the victim of the company's special weapons project. He is transformed into a robotic killing machine that, because of his programming must destroy anything that comes near him. Written by Michael Silva <silvamd@cleo.bc.edu>

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They thought they took his life...now he wants theirs. Invincible. Unstoppable. Indestructible. He's out on the street and out of control!


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Frankenstein '88 See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Budget:

$4,210,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Alex Whyte: Put this remote unit in, and I'll give you eternal life.
Carl Lehman: This isn't life, Alex. You think it is because that's the way you treat life. I wouldn't spend a second in eternity with you.
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How'd this get overlooked?
1 October 2000 | by cfc_canSee all my reviews

You probably have never heard of this movie but it's a real find. It's a mixture of science-fiction/action and revenge themes. It has a comic book plot but it's presented in a fast paced, razzle-dazzle way. The cast is in pretty good form too. Chaykin really steals the show in an interesting plot twist. It doesn't have much to do with the original Frankenstein legend so The Vindicator is a better title than Frankenstein 88. It was shot in Montreal but you'd never know it. Unlike many Canadian films made at the time, it does not have an ultra-slow, cheap look about it. In fact, the special effects and sets are highly impressive. It only had a minimal release and then turned up on Pay-TV and video. If you like sci-fi even a tiny bit, check this out and tell a friend. You won't be disappointed!


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