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Sci-fighters (1996)

Boston, 2009. A police detective (Roddy Piper) searches for Adrian Dunn, his ex-partner (Billy Drago) who murdered his wife. Dunn has escaped from prison on the moon and returned to Earth ... See full summary »

Director:

Peter Svatek

Writer:

Mark Sevi
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roddy Piper ... Det. Cameron Grayson
Jayne Heitmeyer ... Dr. Kirbie Younger
Billy Drago ... Adrian Dunn
Tyrone Benskin ... Dr. Gene Washington
Richard Raybourne ... Casper
Donna Sarrasin Donna Sarrasin ... Tricia Rollins
Karen Elkin ... Zombie Woman
Chip Chuipka Chip Chuipka ... Capt. Lankett
Ricky Mabe ... Young Boy
Andy Bradshaw Andy Bradshaw ... GT
Richard Zeman ... Desine
Danielle Desormeaux Danielle Desormeaux ... Female Officer
Howard Rosenstein ... Young Doctor
Philip Pretten Philip Pretten ... Dr. Underwood
Carl Alacchi ... Lead Roof Cop
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Storyline

Boston, 2009. A police detective (Roddy Piper) searches for Adrian Dunn, his ex-partner (Billy Drago) who murdered his wife. Dunn has escaped from prison on the moon and returned to Earth with an alien virus. Written by Peter Svatek <svatek@aei.ca>

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In the year 2009, they're your only hope. See more »

Genres:

Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence/gore and some strong sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 December 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Contagion 2009 See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Budget:

CAD2,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color (Sonolab)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Director Peter Svatek decided to dub out uses of the word "fuck" in the movie because he believed it might help prevent it from receiving an "R" rating. However, since the movie was still too gory and violent, it had to be rated "R" for those reasons. See more »

Goofs

When talking to Capt. Lankett about the disappearance of Dunn's body, Det. Grayson calls Logan Lunar (Spaceport) "Logar Lunar". See more »

Quotes

Casper: Who are you really? And what kinda faggot name is Cameron, huh?
Det. Cameron Grayson: Aww, Cameron's just your regular kinda faggot name.
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Not as bad as one would expect
19 January 2008 | by JoeB131See all my reviews

This wouldn't have been a bad movie if they had a script doctor go over the dialog a bit.

Essentially, the world has undergone a nuclear winter, and a convict escapes a lunar prison after being infected by an alien life form designed to convert the world over to methane, and does so by raping women and infecting them with alien-crabs. Or something. Roddy Piper plays a cop who put the convict away, and Jane Heitmeyer plays the hottie doctor trying to find a cure.

Pretty much, that's all the plot you need to hang the action sequences on. Piper gets into some fights, there are explosions, cheap special effects and some nude scenes. I'm sure this film was made on the cheap, but they got a lot out of a cheap budget.


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