The Ambulance (1990)





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When the girl he adores mysteriously disappears after being involved in an accident, a newspaper cartoonist sets out to find the truth. With the help of a temperamental police officer, he discovers a strange conspiracy involving a mysterious ambulance in this low-budget thriller.
Action & Adventure , Comedy , Mystery & Suspense
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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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Eric Roberts
as Josh Baker
Janine Turner
as Cheryl
James Earl Jones
as Lt. Spencer
Red Buttons
as Elias
Eric Braeden
as Doctor
Jill Gatsby
as Jerilyn
Richard Bright
as Detective
Stan Lee
as Marvel Comics Editor
Jim Dixon
as Detective 'Jughead' Ryan
Deborah Hedwall
as Nurse Feinstein
Joe Tom Collins
as Club patron (uncredited)
Beatrice Winde
as Head Nurse
Derwin Jordan
as Hospital Official
Daniel Chapman
as Paramedic #1
Joe Cirillo
as 1st Cop
Joe Pentangelo
as 2nd Cop
Edgard Mourino
as Pump House Supervisor
Gene Canfield
as Bouncer
Kevin Dornan
as Cartoonist
Rony Clanton
as Vendor
Illana Shoshan
as Disco Lady
Cynthia Costas
as Cynthia from Chicago
Donna Evans
as Witness
Gary Clark
as Attendant #2
Janelle Webb
as Nurse Carter
Kevin Hagen
as Cop at Stables
Susan Blommaert
as Hospital Receptionist
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Critic Reviews for The Ambulance

All Critics (4)

An absurd comical thriller that rocks.

Full Review… | January 17, 2008
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Pretty amusing, entertaining horror thriller from Larry Cohen.

January 7, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Weirdly entertaining B-movie oddity.

July 25, 2002

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July 16, 2003
Cinema Signals

Audience Reviews for The Ambulance


Cult horror film featuring Eric Roberts, The Ambulance is one of those gems that are sure to delight genre fans with its premise. This is pure midnight horror at its best, and it's a well constructed film that has a fun, engaging idea for those who are looking for a fun low budget horror B movie. The idea behind the film is interesting and the direction by awesome cult film director Larry Cohen is top notch and he directs a film that is a definite must watch for genre fans. Films like this are rare in the sense that they deserve to be rediscovered and use simple ideas to create a tense, horrifying story. The film may be cheesy, but that's what makes it worth seeing. The cast do a fine job in their roles, and it ends up being an engaging picture from start to finish. The film has a good blend of horror and action, and Cohen yet again delivers a film that is pure horror camp, and he always manages to make some of the finest cult horror films of the 80's, and with this, he has made a terrific early 90's film that continues his tradition of making memorable cult pictures. The concept is good, and it is sure to please horror fans looking for something different. I recommend this film to anyone that enjoys a well crafted B movie. This one is a standout affair with plenty of thrills and chills and I've seen my share of low budget horror films, and The Ambulance is an underrated forgotten gem that deserves to be rediscovered by genre fans. The film may have its flaws, but it's worth seeing if you're a fan.

Alex roy
Alex roy

Super Reviewer

1993, I would like to know if this film is available on dvd or vhs.??? Here is a short definition: Cartoonist Eric Roberts stumbles onto what may be a weird abduction conspiracy when dream gal Janine Turner is whisked away by a mysterious ambulance and never shows up at any of the local hospitals.

Sinann Whittaker
Sinann Whittaker

This movie has it's moments, but overall it's pretty stupid. The cast is good however. It goes on a little too far as well. It's a middle of the road movie.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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