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Ballbuster (1990)

Roosevelt Prophet is a one-time big city cop turned private investigator. In his new calling he has acquired the most impressive moniker of "Ballbuster". The thugs that he comes in contact ... See full summary »


Eddie Beverly Jr.


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Credited cast:
Ivan Rogers ... Roosevelt Prophet
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brenda Banet ... Rocky Plato
Eddie Beverly Jr. Eddie Beverly Jr. ... Gunman
Tony Cecil Tony Cecil ... Junkyard Hood
Chris Elbert Chris Elbert ... Gunman in apartment
W. Randolph Galvin W. Randolph Galvin ... Plato
Rich Komenich Rich Komenich ... Paycheck
Miki Mathioudakis Miki Mathioudakis ... Commando Woman
Bonnie Paine Bonnie Paine ... Michele Michaels
Dawn Piercy ... Anarchy Kid In Bar
Jack Rooney Jack Rooney ... Bad Boy
Dossie Sansing Dossie Sansing ... Hacksaw
Bill Shirk Bill Shirk ... Det. Kirschbaum
Rich Sutherlin Rich Sutherlin ... Plato's Attorney
Jennifer Webb Jennifer Webb ... Kidnapped Girl


Roosevelt Prophet is a one-time big city cop turned private investigator. In his new calling he has acquired the most impressive moniker of "Ballbuster". The thugs that he comes in contact with as the action unfolds, discover that it's a name that is well-earned. The Number One thug "Ballbuster" must contend with is Nick Plato, who's into everything from loan sharking to gambling. Plato's gambling affairs have gotten a bit out of hand and he now owes other seedy characters upwards of US$2 million. As a result Plato must put the squeeze on some of his own clients. Wouldn't you know it, this is when "Ballbuster" gets in his way. A pretty, reclusive, and alcoholic fine artist, lives in the building that Plato owns; she sees a woman get killed. She thinks it's Plato's seductive wife and she reports it to the police. Of course when no body turns up, the police begin to think the artist is suffering from alcohol induced hallucinations. But, she hires "Ballbuster" to get to the bottom of it ... Written by Marisa Minnick

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The good guys ain't never been this bad!


Action | Crime | Drama


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Release Date:

1990 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Indianapolis, Indiana, USA See more »

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How did they get away with THAT title?
13 July 2001 | by kane-3See all my reviews

When your lead character's name is Roosevelt "Ballbuster" Prophet, you know you're in trouble. A much more appropriate name for the lamest Private Dick ever would be "Bulletproof", since no one can hit him, even from five feet away...in the same room...with a double barrel shotgun! The expert marksman holding the shotgun is none other than Eddie Beverly Jr., our beloved director. (NOTE: The gun makes a sound yet no shots are fired. This happens twice.) Or perhaps an even better nickname would be Roosevelt "Bitchslap" Prophet, since this appears to be his favorite move. Watch that backhand, boys! Since the budget was obviously no issue, I won't make it one here, but they could've at least gave the various guns used in the film different sound effects. Feelin' like a bad action movie that'll have you pleading for a HUNTER re-run, than BALLBUSTER is for you!

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