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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 »

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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 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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Lethal Threats Need Lethal Response ... 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:

CAD 2,500,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

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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References Blade Runner (1982) See more »

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Excellent B-Movie Sci-Fi...Roddy Piper's Best Performance
7 July 2006 | by Kenn HoekstraSee all my reviews

This really is a great B-movie. Roddy Piper delivers his best performance as an actor to date, ranging from comical to serious to romantic to heartbroken.

The story is very straightforward, but extremely fun and watchable. Considering the budget they had to work with, you really have to admire what they pulled off in this film.

It's very similar thematically to "The Hidden," from 1987. There's a great "unstoppable alien" thing going on here. The chemistry between Piper and the extremely beautiful Jayne Heitmeyer is great. She is fantastic as Dr. Kirbie Younger.

I'll be honest...if you're in to serious A-list films, this is no "Citizen Kane." But if you like great B-movie fun, you could do a whole lot worse than Sci-Fighters. It's B-science fiction gold!


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