Dean Crept and Mike Mattress are two government agents, 'G-men' whom are murdered in an ambush and sent straight to the hot and fiery realm of hell. Dean and Mike manage to escape using a magical dimension traveling crystal to land them back on Earth where they decide to open their own private investigating service, with some stolen money from their killer Buster Lloyd, and soon land a fashionable office space with an attractive and loyal secretary-of-all-trades named Marete. Dean and Mike's first job is to help a mysterious femme fatal named Gloria Lake who fears her wealthy husband is plotting to swindle out of her inheritance. But before that can happen, the husband is murdered, and Dean and Mike are the suspects. With a relentless police detective tailing them, Dean and Mike try to solve the case, while dealing with the Devil's agent who follows them up from hell to bring them back within 46 hours.Written by
Mom always siad not to judge a book by its cover.......
The same can be said for judgeing a movie by it's cover box. At first glance it is easy to dismiss this movie as another b grade indie film, and for the most part it is, but further examination of the people in the film should be enough to rent it. With a cast ranging from Robert Goulet as The Devil, Gary Busey as the S/M homosexual police detective or Zach Galligan (always wondered what happend to him after the Gremlins and Waxwork films) as Busey's nepotistic partner. This is a story of two less then sterling FBI agents who after being marked for a hit find themselves in Hell (all of which is told in comic book format during the opening credits, the same way I would have told the origin of Batman in the first film). They decide that the only way to make there way to Heaven is to escape back to earth, do good deeds and maybe solve the mystery of who had them hit. The two G Men are played in a very 50's detective style and plays off well against the backdrop of a leopard clad superhero wannabe, demonic zombie retrievers (Paul Rodriguez), mad scientists, hand puppet henchmen and living man-robots (Bobcat Goldthwait). This movie is based on a Dark Horse comic which made it's run in Madman Comics (I think issue's 17 - 22) and is available as a Trade Paperback. The movie is well worth the rental fee just for Goulet's performance and has to qualify as one of the better comic to movie adaptations.
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