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Brain Smasher... A Love Story (1993)

Sam, a model, helps her botanist sister smuggle a red lotus to Oregon. A bunch of Chinese "ninja" monks want the lotus and try to get Sam so as to force an exchange. A bouncer helps Sam.

Director:

Albert Pyun

Writer:

Albert Pyun
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew Dice Clay ... Ed Molloy
Teri Hatcher ... Samantha Crain
Yuji Okumoto ... Wu
Deborah Van Valkenburgh ... Cammy Crain
Brion James ... Brown
Tim Thomerson ... Black
Charles Rocket ... Jones
Nicholas Guest ... Smith
Dorothy Dells Dorothy Dells ... Miss Bellows
Wrick Jones Wrick Jones ... Lead Officer
Galen Schrick Galen Schrick ... Jim Romeo (as Galen B. Schrick)
Steve Tancora Steve Tancora ... Bob Brisco
Peter Kwong ... Red Monk
Danny Perkin Danny Perkin ... Guy in Line #2
Ken Elston Ken Elston ... Rookie Cop (as Ken D. Elston)
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Storyline

Sam Crain, a professional model, is asked by her sister to smuggle a package from Europe to Portland Oregon, where she discovers that her sister is battling Chinese Shaolin Monks (not ninjas!). Fleeing the monks, Sam unwittingly involves Ed "Brainsmasher" Molloy, a nightclub bouncer. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Rescue a super-model. Battle killer ninjas. Save the world. No problem!! See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The movie was released directly to videocassette in 1993 by Vidmark Entertainment even though it was originally intended to be released theatrically. See more »

Goofs

In the scene with one of the ninjas just outside the window of Dice's apartment you can clearly see the cable attached to the person. See more »

Quotes

Ed Malloy: Like me? You said before you love me!
Samantha Crain: I'd say anything to save the world.
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Connections

References Beauty and the Beast (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

DYING IN MY SLEEP
Written and Performed by Rigor Mortis
Published by Dirt Head Music
Administered by Mighty Ring Music
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Thin fun
19 November 2007 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

"Brain Smasher...A Love Story" is sort of fun to watch (there must be about 5 or 6 laughs here and there) and Teri Hatcher is sexy and feisty. But the script is just too thin and one-note: these evil Chinese monks want this flower that is the key to Ultimate Power, and Andrew Dice Clay, Teri Hatcher and Deborah Van Valkenburgh try to keep it away from them. That's it. The whole movie is basically an extended chase, without many plot complications: the monks catch up to the heroes, the heroes fight them off, the heroes run away, repeat. The other thing that bugged me was the inconsistency in the way these monks are presented: at certain times they seem to be invincible and almost superhuman, jumping from and to incredible heights (these acrobatics are definitely the freshest idea of the movie), at other times they are bumbling, inept and useless in a fight. Oh well, I guess you can just look admiringly at Teri Hatcher and try to forgive the weaknesses....Footnote: Brion James and Tim Thomerson have two very small parts as police officers. (**)


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sam and Ed See more »

Filming Locations:

Portland, Oregon, USA

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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