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Lobster Man from Mars (1989)

A movie mogul in search of a tax shelter screens a space parody about a young woman, a mad scientist and a space monster.

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Stanley Sheff
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Deborah Foreman ... Mary
S.D. Nemeth ... The Dreaded Lobster Man
Anthony Hickox ... John
Dean Jacobson Dean Jacobson ... Stevie Horowitz
Tony Curtis ... J.P. Shelldrake
Mindy Kennedy Mindy Kennedy ... Tammy
Phil Proctor ... Lou
Tim Haldeman ... Marvin
Barry Hansen Barry Hansen ... Narrator (voice) (as Dr. Demento)
Bobby Pickett ... The Astrologer / King of Mars
Richard Wright Richard Wright ... The Bearded Slave
Ava Fabian ... The Queen of Mars
Sage Whitfield Sage Whitfield ... Beautiful Martian Maiden
Erica Evans Erica Evans ... Beautiful Martian Maiden
Robert Breeze Robert Breeze ... Another Slave
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Storyline

Movie mogul J.P. Shelldrake discovers he's in desperate need of a tax write-off to keep the Internal Revenue Service off his back. Young writer, producer and director Stevie Horowitz walks in the studio with his homemade space parody "Lobster Man From Mars". What follows is one of the most bizarre and funny film within-a-film send-ups: Mars suffers from a severe air leakage, and the King of Mars sends the dreaded Lobster Man to Earth to steal its air. The Lobster Man's plot is foiled by a mad scientist, an army colonel, and a young and innocent woman. Shelldrake buys the movie, which makes a huge profit and sends Shelldrake to tax prison, with Stevie taking his place as the studio mogul. Written by <stanley@brainex.com>

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He nipped all over the universe... Skeletons pave its way... See more »

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 January 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El hombre langosta See more »

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Mono

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Color
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Trivia

On the last day of shooting, director Stanley Sheff and producer Steven S. Greene bought the entire cast and crew an expensive lobster dinner. See more »

Quotes

Professor Plocostomos: Their purpose is clear - maybe not to you, but to me.
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Crazy Credits

No lobsters were harmed during this production, only eaten. See more »

Connections

References The Producers (1967) See more »

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Rock Lobster
Written by Kate Pierson (uncredited), Fred Schneider, Keith Strickland (uncredited), Cindy Wilson (uncredited) / Ricky Wilson
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Enjoyable Camp
9 July 2018 | by PaJRJSee all my reviews

In addition to parodying lovably bad Sci-Fi movies this movie is also,in essence, a remake of The Producers. The difference is that instead of a movie designed to fail in order to make money, the failure of the movie is to lose money for a tax write off. The improbability of the IRS allowing such a loophole to work can be easily dismissed by the viewer as you're already on board for the ride by the insane title of the film.

I'm partial to everything I've seen Deborah Foreman in, and this is no exception. It is a shame that she moved away from acting with only one film appearance past the year 2000. While hardly a classic film role here, her presence alone makes it worthwhile.


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