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Electra (1996)

The discovery of a miraculous serum capable of giving youth, health and superhuman powers arouses the interest of Marcus, a megalomaniac billionaire bound to a wheelchair. He sends his ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shannon Tweed ... Lorna / Electra-Billy's stepmother
Joe Tabb ... Billy / Lorna's stepson (as Joe Tab)
Sten Eirik Sten Eirik ... Marcus / billionaire
Katie Griffin ... Mary Anne / Billy's girlfriend
Lara Daans ... Karen
Dyanne DiMarco Dyanne DiMarco ... Gina
John Stoneham Sr. ... Howard / Mary Anne's father (as John Stoneham)
Ed Sahely Ed Sahely ... Bartholomew
Rob Wilson Rob Wilson ... Roach Driver
Daniel Levinson Daniel Levinson ... Bug #1
Louise Martin Louise Martin ... Ellen / Mary Anne's mother
Ronn Sarosiak Ronn Sarosiak ... Ron Thatcher
Todd Schroeder ... Wiley
Danny Lima ... Matt
Tig Fong ... Muscleman
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The discovery of a miraculous serum capable of giving youth, health and superhuman powers arouses the interest of Marcus, a megalomaniac billionaire bound to a wheelchair. He sends his assassins (including two charming and deadly women, black and white and expert martial arts) to seize it. But the discovery is no longer in the laboratories: it was ingested by Billy, the young son of the scientist, who thus becomes the target of criminals. While the young man tries to escape with his girlfriend, the beautiful and mysterious Electra comes forward, determined in her turn to get the serum. And the fact that the beneficial effects are now transmissible only through sexual intercourse does not worry her, despite the fact that in normal life she is Lorna, second wife of Billy's father, and therefore his stepmother.. Written by lament

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Rated R for sexuality, violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 May 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Elektra See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Ultra Stereo

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Color
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Lorna Duncan: [lying down on a tied up Billy] I need the formula, Billy.
Billy Duncan: Please don't do this...
Lorna Duncan: [reaching down with her hand to his lower regions] Come on, touch me. What's the matter, don't you love me anymore?
[licks his cheek]
Lorna Duncan: I think you do.
Billy Duncan: [mumbles weakly as she kisses his mouth] No...
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Leather-clad, kick boxing women - what more could you want?
25 July 2000 | by Wilbur-10See all my reviews

Any lover of 50's 'B' movies should tune into this ridiculous, over-the-top, bad-taste film which despite everything is great fun to watch. Shannon Tweed may be limited in her acting range, but for entertainment value give the girl a gold suspender belt in recognition for her services to cinema.

'Electra' concerns a wheelchair-bound (and therefore emasculated) megalomaniac called Roach, who seeks world domination in a James Bond-villain kind of way. He needs a serum which can be passed on sexually and Shannon Tweed's step-son Billy (whom she fancies) has the serum in him and they both become the target of Roach's henchmen (and women - there are two particularly appealing, erotic but deadly, kickboxing female assistants).

The plot is relatively tight and everything reaches a climax with Shannon Tweed becoming Electra and fighting her stepson's girlfriend for his bodily fluids. Roach meets his demise with an exploding head finale (like Scanners), and everything trundles along happily to a selection of out-takes before the final credits.

First rate entertainment - anyone who slates this film should have their video taken off them - they don't understand the meaning of fun.

BEST SCENE - Billy's girlfriend has a fight with two leather-clad girls, ripping the heart out of one of them !!!


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