Overdrawn at the Memory Bank Reviews
In addition to this movie having what seems like an incomplete script, this whole movie is really like a prank. It psychologically kicks you in the nuts for watching it during the credits- because the open-ended ending is extremely unsatisfying and innapropriate, and the TV news-type score is appallingly misleading and bad. It feels like the movie is laughing at its viewers for having watched it.
Raul Julia- who was a good actor in his own right- had to live the final 16 years of his life knowing he starred in OVERDRAWN AT THE MEMORY BANK. That is a burden that would drive any normal person to commit suicide, I believe.
I imagine this isn't quite as entertaining without MST3K commentary, but it's still pretty delightfully bad as it is.
How to best describe OATMB?...hmm, well, imagine yourself in the ninth circle of hell, or in an alternate reality where Blade Runner was directed by Coleman Francis. The result is an hour and twenty-four minute mobius strip debacle that tries to mask its microscopic plot points with loads of techno-babble in a futile attempt at padding out the run time. If an entire film could be pre-washed in dramamine, this would be it.
That being said, this is easily one of the great, bad sci-fi movies of all time. Every ingredient is present: a lard laden villain. A bony romantic interest who sits and stares at a computer screen the entire film. Demented children. Raul Julia. A hysterical nurse who cries for five minutes about some thing happening to some guy. AND not MUCH MORE! Enjoy.
[b]Boggy Creek 2[/b]
The best actor was Tanya, and she sucked. What does that tell you?
[i]Bryant:...Much of this land is still and should remain unspoiled...[/i]
[i]Tom: ...As blue smoke poured from my motor.[/i]
[i]Mike (as Bryant): I put Tim in front to absorb the first hail of bullets.[/i]
Horrible acting, writing and completely unoriginal.
[i](after a guy has had a laser shoot his stomach)[/i]
[i]Tom (as the guy): Oh, someone get me a Zantac, quick![/i]
It's terrible, but not as bad as you might think given the subject matter.
[i](Roger is massaging his breast after his father poked it)[/i]
[i]Tom (as Roger): Oh baby...oh wait, that's me![/i]
[b]Prince of Space[/b]
HORRIBLY dubbed, the kids were annoying, and the dialogue was laughable.
[i](Dr. Macken wakes to find Krankor standing over him)[/i]
[i]Mike (as Krankor): Mm, good morning honey.[/i]
[b]Overdrawn at the Memory Bank[/b]
Raul Julia is the film's only saving grace.
([i]After Rick and the James Cagney copycat try and block the door with a large wicker chair)[/i]
[i]Mike: Yeah, that'll stop the 400 pound guy who smells pancakes![/i]
[i](After Rick as been shot)[/i]
[i]Tom (as Rick): You must remember this, my liver has been pierced...[/i]
Stay tuned for part 2 (and possibly 3!)
I SAW THE MST3K VERSION OF THIS REALLY BAD FILM.