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P.U.N.K.S. (1999)

PG | | Comedy, Sci-Fi | 5 January 1999 (USA)
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A group of misfit teens evade a corrupt scientist when they steal and attempt to return a suit that delivers supernatural strength to its wearer.

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Sean McNamara

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Mark Cramer (story), Sean McNamara (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Redwine Tim Redwine ... Drew Utley
Kenneth A. Brown Kenneth A. Brown ... Miles Kitchen
Patrick Renna ... Lanny Nygren
Brandon Baker ... Jonny Pasiotopolis
Jessica Alba ... Samantha Swaboda
Randy Quaid ... Pat Utley
Cathy Moriarty ... Mrs. Utley
Henry Winkler ... Edward Crow
Danny Cistone ... Ronny
Matt Riley Matt Riley ... Martin Spengler
Louan Gideon ... Ms. Grimes
Scott L. Schwartz ... Convict (as Scott Schwartz)
Roger Clinton ... Carlson
Suanne Spoke ... Bruno's Woman
Brendan O'Brien ... Repo Supervisor
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A group of misfit teens evade a corrupt scientist when they steal and attempt to return a suit that delivers supernatural strength to its wearer. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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Rated PG for action/violence, mischief and mild language

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 January 1999 (USA) See more »

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The last name of Jessica Alba's character, "Swaboda", means "freedom" in Russian See more »

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The golf course has an abundance of palm trees, which are virtually nonexistent in Washington state as the lack of sunlight and heavier rainfalls are prohibitive to their growth. See more »

Quotes

Drew Utley: First things first: we have to swear in new members.
Miles Kitchen: [pulling Drew to the side, whispering] What about...
Samantha Swoboda: [interrupting, leaning over Miles and Drew] ... the G.I.R.L.?
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References Dexter's Laboratory (1996) See more »

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London Girl
Composed by Tim Bryson/P.C. Irving
Published by JRM Music (ASCAP) © 1997
Courtesy of Megatrax Music, Inc.
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One of the Worst Film I Have Ever Seen...
11 December 2002 | by MovieAddict2016See all my reviews

What do you get when you mix Rambo, James Bond and pre-teens? "P.U.N.K.S.": one of the worst films I have ever seen.

Unlike some films, "P.U.N.K.S." isn't even "So bad it's good." It's just plain awful. Despite Randy Quaid, this film still sinks to the depths.

Take one scene for example: these kids manage to get into this "top secret" building by taking a young Jessica Alba, who went on to star in TV's "Dark Angel," (with this film, I'm surprised she got a role in a commercial) pushing a ball in her shirt and making the guards in the building think she's pregnant. A 12 year old. Right. Anyway, she stands outside the building at midnight, going "Oh, my, my baby!" And of course, the guards, being the "stupid adults" they are, rush out to her with dumb looks on their faces, as these other kids enter the building and start shooting rubber darts at "hi-tech" cameras mounted on walls. We see a POV from the camera -- the kids leap in front of the cameras like an action star, and shoot the darts with nerf guns. Good Lord Almighty!

There are many things like this, including a scene at a golf course where these "Men in Black" FBI guys start chasing these kids, who are dressed in leather shirts and pants. And of course, they have sunglasses, too. So the kids manage to outsmart these FBI agents -- at a golf course -- by doing insane things that would make a two year old blush.

Don't see "P.U.N.K.S." I strongly urge you stay clear of it. It isn't even funny. 1/5 stars-

John Ulmer


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