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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.

Director:

Stanley Sheff
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1 nomination. See more awards »

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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's nasty, snappy... and well past his sell-by date. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The writer died two years before the movie was made so he never got to see this finalized. See more »

Quotes

The Dreaded Lobster Man: Is this the end of Mombo?
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Sunset Blvd. (1950) See more »

Soundtracks

Rock Lobster
Written by Kate Pierson (uncredited), Fred Schneider, Keith Strickland (uncredited), Cindy Wilson (uncredited) / Ricky Wilson
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User Reviews

 
Mars is running out of air...
5 August 2004 | by max-140See all my reviews

Voracious flesh eaters from Mars invade the Earth! A very funny bad movie made for the cost of coffee and donuts on any of today's blockbuster epics. The film's star Tony Curtis puts this picture right up there with "Some Like It Hot" and "Spartacus" - he says so right there on the DVD edition this movie.

If you are a fan of trashy science fiction, you will most certainly enjoy this humorous spoof of such classics as "Invaders from Mars", "Night of the Ghouls" and "Teenagers from Outer Space".

It can all be summed up in this typical line of dialogue spoken by Professor Plocostomos (Patrick Macnee)... "If you were a Lobster Man, would you enter a haunted house surrounded by artillery?"

Well, would you?


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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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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