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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 overview, first billed only:
James Lew ... Mr. James
Michael Standing 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

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 1990 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

After Shock See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Mono

Color:

Color
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One of the funnest movies of all time
9 October 2005 | by reaverprydeSee all my reviews

The acting is awful, the script is atrocious, and the premise is ridiculous. It's also some of the most fun I've ever had watching a movie.

For one, nothing in this movie seems to take itself seriously. It's jam packed with so many terrible action movie clichés that it wouldn't surprise me at all if the director had made it as a parody. Watch this one with a couple of witty friends and you'll have a blast giving it an MST 3k treatment. The jokes at the movie's expense are really obvious.

Second, as bad as this movie is, there are a few things it does pretty well. For example, the token minority sidekick (Jeffreys) who speaks with a pronounced lisp and delivers his lines like a jive-talking' robot nonetheless has some impressive athletic skills. As a consequence this movie does boast some pretty cool fight scenes. The special effects are often over the top and goofy just like it should be in an early-90s action movie.

If you're bored on a weeknight and need a laugh, I'd highly suggest picking this one up. I got it in a bargain basket at a local DVD store for $3.


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