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Crash and Burn (1990)

Unicom is a powerful organization overseeing most of the world after its economic collapse. They have banned computers and robots in an attempt to insure "life, liberty, and the pursuit of ... See full summary »

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Charles Band

Writer:

J.S. Cardone
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Paul Ganus ... Tyson Keen
Megan Ward ... Arren
Ralph Waite ... Lathan Hooks
Bill Moseley ... Quinn
Eva LaRue ... Parice (as Eva La Rue)
Jack McGee ... Winston Wickett
Elizabeth Maclellan Elizabeth Maclellan ... Sandra
Katherine Armstrong Katherine Armstrong ... Christie
John Davis Chandler ... Bud
Kristopher Logan Kristopher Logan ... Scratch
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Unicom is a powerful organization overseeing most of the world after its economic collapse. They have banned computers and robots in an attempt to insure "life, liberty, and the pursuit of economic stability". When a Unicom Synth robot infiltrates a southwest TV station and kills the manager, a revolutionary against the gestapo-like corporation, a lowly Unicom delivery man must help the rest of the station survive through the incoming "thermal storm". Written by Michael Silva <silvamd@cleo.bc.edu>

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The weapons of the future are alive...

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Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Crash and Burn See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The puppet for the giant robot was made out of polystyrene and resin plastic. It weighed forty pounds and was only four and a half feet tall. Moreover, it took six puppeteers to operate it. See more »

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Reflected in the window behind Quinn when Winston is looking for Arren in the dark. See more »

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Fine debut for this cast
1 August 2004 | by cac_mikaSee all my reviews

I really enjoyed this film, it was one of the more interesting "B" type science fiction movies I've seen in some time.

As others have noted, the film is set in the future, when giant robots control the earth. Unfortunately Johnny Sucko isn't in this feature, but the other actors make up for this loss. I do wish they'd have added a plot line explaining what happened to Johnny and also why the giant robot can't do his mega-punch anymore.

Megan Ward (any relation to Sela?) does a fine job as Erin. I can see why she's embarked on a fine career, with just the right mixture of emotion and sexiness.

The plot is a bit plodding in places, like most B movies. And the special effects leave more than a bit to be desired. But the concept is quite imaginative and I must say I was impressed with the take on how our society would develop.

The real discovery is the male lead, Paul G. Anus. I'm surprised that he hasn't shown up in other major roles, as he seems to have a certain magnetism. Maybe with his unfortunate surname he's just destined to be in gay porno or something.

I would definitely rent this movie again.


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