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The Invisible Maniac (1990)

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A budding young scientist lad is caught by his mom checking out the lady across the way with his telescope, whereupon she lectures him on the evils of women. Twenty years later and all ... See full summary »


Adam Rifkin (as Rif Coogan)


Matt Devlen (story), Tony Markes (story) (as Anthony Markes) | 2 more credits »


Cast overview, first billed only:
Noel Peters Noel Peters ... Kevin Dornwinkle
Savannah ... Vicky (as Shannon Wilsey)
Stephanie Blake ... Mrs. Cello (as Stella Blalack)
Melissa Moore ... Bunny
Clement von Franckenstein ... Dr. McWaters
Claudette Rains Claudette Rains
Jason Logan Jason Logan ... Henry
Robert R. Ross Jr. Robert R. Ross Jr. ... Chet
Rod Sweitzer ... Gordon
Eric Champnella ... Bubba
Kalei Shallabarger Kalei Shallabarger ... Joan
Gail Lyon Gail Lyon ... April
Debra Lamb ... Betty
Marilyn Adams Marilyn Adams ... Mrs. Dorwinkle
Dana Bentley Dana Bentley ... Newscaster
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A budding young scientist lad is caught by his mom checking out the lady across the way with his telescope, whereupon she lectures him on the evils of women. Twenty years later and all grown up, the scientist announces his theories of invisibility, and his colleagues laugh, to which he responds by killing four of them. He escapes from the loony bin and gets a job teaching summer school physics at a high school. The students decide to tease him about the same time as he perfects his invisible juice, and he goes on a spree of vengeance. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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The new physics professor has a disappearing act that's a real scream.


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Did You Know?


A favorite movie of Stuart Wellington, co-host of "The Flophouse Podcast," this movie is referenced in many "Flophouse" episodes. See more »


The professor's clothes disappear after he injects himself with the serum. However, his blood becomes visible when he is punched and spits some onto floor. See more »


Kevin Dornwinkle: I'm injecting the serum into the bunny rabbit now.
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Crazy Credits

The fire marshall is listed in the credits as "Highest paid guy on the set." See more »


Remade as The Erotic Misadventures of the Invisible Man (2003) See more »

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A terrible mess, best left unseen
15 March 2003 | by CommandoCodySee all my reviews

Why is it that insane, sexually-repressed geeks are the only people who seem to learn the secret of invisibility? A nerdy scientist goes mad and kills some of his colleagues. Why? Cause they laughed at him and his failed invisibility experiment. He soon escapes from an asylum and gets hired as a high school physics teacher. He's teased by several vixens in one of his classes. This inspires him to perfect his formula. Despite being injected into his bloodstream, the serum affects his clothes and eyeglasses (how convenient). Once invisible however, all he can think of is to hang out inside the girls' locker room. After his secret is discovered he goes on another senseless killing spree.

If 700 monkeys were pecking away on 700 computer keyboards for 700 years, one of them might come up with Shakespeare's "Hamlet." It would only take about five days however, for a dozen of them to come up with "The Invisible Maniac." This movie is unimaginably silly and stupid with gratuitous nudity its only redeeming feature. By comparison, it makes other invisible man schlock like "The Amazing Transparent Man" seem worthy of a best picture nomination at the Academy Awards. Then again, you know you're in trouble when the theme song playing during the closing credits is the best thing about the movie.

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13 July 1990 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA

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