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Hell Comes to Frogtown (1988)

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After a nuclear war, the survivors are divided between horribly mutated beings who live on desolate reservations and fertile women who are searching for scarce virile men in order to multiply and start a new human society.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julius LeFlore Julius LeFlore ... Squidlips
RCB RCB ... The Poor Dufus
Roddy Piper ... Sam Hell
William Smith ... Captain Devlin / Count Sodom
Sandahl Bergman ... Spangle
Eyde Byrde Eyde Byrde ... Patton
Lee Garlington ... Briefing Officer
Cec Verrell ... Centinella
Suzanne Solari Suzanne Solari ... Runaway Girl
Kristi Somers ... Arabella
Rory Calhoun ... Looney Tunes
Cliff Bemis ... Leroy
Nicholas Worth ... Bull
Brian Frank ... Commander Toty
Danelle Hand Danelle Hand ... Crosse
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Storyline

'Hell' is the name of the hero of the story. He's a prisoner of the women who now run the USA after a nuclear/biological war. Results of the war are that mutants have evolved, and the human race is in danger of extinction due to infertility. Hell is given the task of helping in the rescue of a group of fertile women from the harem of the mutant leader (resembling a frog). Hell cannot escape since he has a bomb attached to his private parts which will detonate if he strays more than a few hundred yards from his guard. Written by Rob Hartill

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A new breed of enemy has taken over the world... Sam Hell has come to take it back.

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi

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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sam Hell See more »

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Production Co:

New World Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The part of Sam Hell was written with Tim Thomerson in mind, but New World demurred. Daniel Stern was strongly pushed by New World, but Stern wanted certain aspects of the character changed. Finally it came down between Roddy Piper and Ed Marinaro. Kizer and Jackson selected Piper. See more »

Goofs

At the finale of the movie where Roddy Piper is fighting the villain, the climax of the fight he grabs a sword and cuts off his hand. As he falls from the cliff you see that he still has both hands. See more »

Quotes

Bull: [to Sam] I gotta tell you, you are one weird dude.
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Referenced in They Live (1988) See more »

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When Johnny Comes Marching Home
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Fun with Frogs

Just saw this one last night. Very goofy. After nuclear war, most people are either dead or sterile. Roddy Piper (Sam Hell) is Shanghai'd by the new govt to go around impregnating those women who are still fertile. They slap a male chastity belt on him and tell him "it's government equipment now." There's also some psycho army guy who's really cheesed that women are in charge of so many things now. (This was made in 1987. I checked, because this guy seemed to belong in 1887.) The army women drive around in cars painted Mary Kay pink.

Then they have to go rescue a bunch of fertile women who are being held prisoner in Frogtown. By frogs. Seriously. A bunch of people in frog masks/gloves run the place. Apparently, frogmen arose instantly as a result of radiation. (May I remind you... 1987. Hello???!?!) Anyway, the head frog is called Toady. Really.

There's bad acting and cheesy sets galore. I have no idea why this is rated R. (Oh, 1987.) They talk about impregnating women/sex a lot, but we see a total of 2 breasts for about 2 seconds. There are also a few scantily-clad, but completely-covered bimbo scenes. I get the feeling that they originally intended this to be a late-night-cine max kind of thing, then just went for campy comedy instead. As a female, this decision is not disappointing to me, but male viewers may feel cheated. :)

According to Netflix, this film "spawned two sequels." Why?? Did this actually make money???? Well, it looks like it was shot in Agua Dulce for about $10,000 so maybe it did. Was this a straight to video, or did it have a theatrical run? Anyone know?


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