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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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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 »

Goofs

(at around 1 min) Winston is shown holding his hands together, when it zooms out his one hand is on Aarons chair. It actually goes back and forth 3 or 4 times. See more »

Connections

References THX 1138 (1971) See more »

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Waste of Time and Money
5 June 2001 | by winstonsmith_84See all my reviews

This horribly directed 'movie' could be one of the biggest dissapointments I have seen for a while. Being a big fan of the movie, Robot Jox, I came across this in a video store, and the title, Crash and Burn, was one of the lines from Robot Jox that I remembered well and stored in my everyday vocabulary. I saw that there was a robot on the cover... maybe this is a Robot Jox-like movie, I thought in pure excitment. But then reality....horrible reality came upon me. The movie in itself is worthless....horribly directed, bad effects, and a robot which is only in the whole movie for 1 minute. I thought the movie started to go downhill once the main character meets that girl and she asks him to stay over.... me and a friend were both like "NO! Don't stay over!" But he did. And that's the whole movie. Him staying over at some girl's place, hiding from the sun, blah blah blah. Bad plot, horrible acting, crappy script, tight budget..... the list goes on and on. Don't waste your time or money on this. It is not at all like Robot Jox.


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