Nemesis (1993)

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Set in a WW III-decimated 21st-century Los Angeles in which humans compete with cyborgs, this low-budget special-effects laden thriller chronicles the attempts of a heroic fellow to clean up the town and keep the androids from taking over what's left of the planet.
Rating:
R (strong futuristic violence)
Genre:
Mystery & Suspense , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Studio:
Imperial Entertainment Corp

Cast

Olivier Gruner
as Alex Rain
Tim Thomerson
as Farnsworth
Brion James
as Maritz
Yuji Okumoto
as Yoshiro
Vincent Klyn
as Michel
Nicholas Guest
as Germaine
Vince Klyn
as Michel
Thom Mathews
as Marion
Thomas Jane
as Billy
Thom Matthews
as Marion
Jennifer Gatti
as Rosaria
Rhino Michaels
as Bar Patron
Branscombe Richmond
as Mexican Man
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Critic Reviews for Nemesis

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August 19, 2005
EmanuelLevy.Com

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January 27, 2004
Filmcritic.com

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Full Review… | May 24, 2003
Film4

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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Sci-Fi Movie Page

Audience Reviews for Nemesis

So apart from 'Angel Town' this was Oliver Gruner's other best known vehicle, probably one of director Pyun's best known films also. The plot is again about androids in human form and borrows heavily from many many other sci-fi films most probably the Terminator franchise. Despite the fact this is a low budget sci-fi action flick the plot is so darn twisty. Basically its all about a cop who is part machine (body enhancements), trying to track down and stop rebel freedom fighters. These rebels are figthing against the government that are allowing a new type of android to take over which is duplicating or replacing people, or something like that. Of course Gruner's half android character realises what is happening and changes sides to battle against the evil government assassins. These assassins are led by the wonderful low budget sci-fi master Tim Thomerson and bad guy regular Brion James, both of which give brilliantly hammy performances. To be honest the plot is messy and confusing, so many characters and names flying about its easy to get lost at times. That aside the action is actually pretty good throughout the film with some really impressive set pieces and stunt work. Its not original by any means but there are some great camera angles, cool weaponry, plenty of squib action all coupled with a low budget visual appearance which gives that gritty and realistic look. I must also give kudos to the neat android effects, the odd moment when someone gets blasted and we see their robotic interior. You'd think it would look terrible but its actually quite good, not stunning but very acceptable if completely unoriginal. The finale fight sequence against a mechanical endoskeleton kinda reminds you of something. Impressive cast of character actors too I might add, Pyun always manages to get good B-list stars. I gotta admit I do like the visuals in this film, that kind of slightly colourless/washed out, cyber punk, wasteland set dystopian future. The action is way over the top but fun whilst Gruner looks good and does fit into this world perfectly.

Phil Hubbs
Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer

Not half bad, but GOOD LORD STAY AWAY FROM THE SEQUELS!!! Nemesis III caused genocide in Africa, I AM NOT KIDDING! Look it up!

Robert Iwataki
Robert Iwataki

What an incredible futuristic violent movie with Olivier Grunner in a wastleland.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

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