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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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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 two hookers were also drug users in an earlier draft of the script. However, Charles Band requested that this aspect of the screenplay be toned down because he thought the hookers as initially conceived were too vulgar and over the top. 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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Referenced in Dollman vs. Demonic Toys (1993) See more »

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I am a glutton for punishment
27 May 2003 | by darren_stevenSee all my reviews

The cacksters that brought you Arena and Robot jox now bring you this. CRASH AND BURN.

When i was a kid, two films in Gold video, Cheadle Hulme, always stood out Arena and robotjoxs. My dad being a sensible man always refused to rent either of them; because they looked crap.

I have bought all of these films and have to say crash and burn is the worst of the lot. It was the giant robot that did it for me. Why did these people make loads of films about dodgy stop motion robots?

It says on the cover of the box "From the makers of Robotjox and Arena," like this is some badge of honour, trust me it is not. Robotjox had a touch of class but this movie is cack. Watch it for its badness. It seems to have been filmed in an old warehouse, that just happens to have a huge hulking robot rusting away in the garden. Aaaahh

BAD BAD MOVIE. Damn you Transformers you caused these films to be made.


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