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Aftershock (1990)

An alien visits Earth during World War III, learns English by absorbing a dictionary, and meets good and bad earthlings.

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Frank Harris
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Lew ... Mr. James
Michael Standing ... Gruber
Elizabeth Kaitan Elizabeth Kaitan ... Sabina
Jay Roberts Jr. Jay Roberts Jr. ... Willie
Chris DeRose Chris DeRose ... Brandt
John Saxon ... Oliver Quinn
Deanna Oliver Deanna Oliver ... Dancer
Russ Tamblyn ... Hank Franklin
Matthias Hues ... Cassidy
Michael Berryman ... Queen
Chuck Jeffreys ... Danny Girrard
Christopher Mitchum ... Col. Slater
Richard Lynch ... Commander Eastern
Julie Woodside Julie Woodside ... Female Rebel
Ron Althoff Ron Althoff ... Paramilitary #1
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An alien visits Earth during World War III, learns English by absorbing a dictionary, and meets good and bad earthlings.

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Action | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 1990 (Japan) See more »

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After Shock See more »

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Mono

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Color
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Absolute Schlock! I loved it!
16 November 2002 | by Mike_DantonSee all my reviews

You'd think with actors like Christopher Mitchum, Richard Lynch, and Michael Berryman in the film the director would actually use them. I should know better! It's a crappy B-movie, duh!

This movie, as all B-movies, has a convoluted plot, but this one has a twist. (Wait they all do...) It's a tragic post-apocalyptic story with an alien/dumb-blonde that comes to learn how our peaceful planet works the way it does. (It's post-apocalyptic, it's not peaceful!)

Along the way there's a hint of buddy movie with Jay Roberts Jr. and Chuck Jeffreys as Willie and Danny. Jeffreys I think is going for Eddie Murphy but comes up way short.

Then there's some bounty hunter who has a difficulties with his job. "Maybe I'm getting soft," he says. (He carries a six-shooter that shoots 8 bullets. Hmmm...)

Throw in Michael Berryman as Queen, the cross-dressing mutant, and Matthias Hues as his Conan-esque sidekick and you've made for one messed up movie.

Superb! A tough viewing even for those that enjoy B-movies. That's what makes them so great!


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