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The Vindicator (1986)

The Vindicator (1986)

The Vindicator





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Also released under the title Frankenstein '88, this Canadian film features a futuristic retelling of Mary Shelley's classic story. When a scientist is killed by his unscrupulous employers, he is reconstructed as a powerful Cyborg. However, when the creature is assembled, it goes on a vengeful killing spree.more
Rating: R
Genre: Action & Adventure, Horror
Directed By:
Written By: David Preston, Edith Rey
In Theaters:
Michael T. Levy Enterprises


David McIlwraith
as Carl Lehman
Teri Austin
as Lauren Lehman
Richard Cox
as Alex Whyte
Maury Chaykin
as Burt Arthurs
Pam Grier
as Hunter
Catherine Disher
as Catherine Collins
Stephen Mendel
as Ian Massey
Micki Moore
as Mrs. Jan Scott
Larry Aubrey
as Kurt Kessler
Lynda Mason Green
as Gail Vernon
John Zobolles
as Paper Boy
Trevor Daves
as Lab Security Guard #...
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A scientist dies in a lab accident. His brain and other parts are preserved and kept alive in the lab long after his funeral. His remains are used to test what the other scients have been working on, a super-strength cyborg. The cyborg gets hella pissed when it touches anyone, for some strange reason. More of a revenge-horror film with a facade of a Frankenstein-type theme (fyi, it was originally known as Frankenstein 88 and later in some countries as Frankenstein 2000 [the D'Amato movie released in the US under that name has no relation]), it appears to have been marketed as a Terminator rip-off. It may also be seen a loose blue-print for Robocop and also has aspects remnicent of the earlier Swamp Thing and the later Darkman. Some gruesome stuff is shown, but his voice is damn annoying and the pacing sucked. (As an aside, for some strange reason I have seen this credited as being from any of the years 1983-86, but my VHS case says 1984.)


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