B-MOVIE BINGO: OMEGA COP
OMEGA COP (1990)
Showing Tuesday 5/7/2013 at The Hollywood Theatre
The year is 1999. In a desolate future world devastated by global warming, Ron Marchini is Special Policeman John Travis. He is Omega Cop, the last (and thus, the toughest) cop alive. He drives a Jeep, listens to surf music, and lives in a baseball dugout.
While on a routine mission to bust up a sex slave auction run by Wraith and his nasty gang of Scavs, Travis’ team is wiped out. The last man standing, he seeks cover and is able to escape during a solar flare. Solar flares occur without warning, and exposure is known to make people go insane. To make things worse, the insanity is also somehow contagious. As a result, his boss, played by a profusely sweating Adam West, refuses to let him back in the police compound, fearing further infection. It should be noted that Adam West and Ron Marchini appear in no scenes together. West does all his scenes from inside a drab-looking “control room”, which is a shame, because he’s the best actor in the movie.
Travis, now with two scantily clad women in tow, decides to make a run for Montana, where the air and water are still clean. On the run from some Scavs, they hide out for the night in Travis’ space-age bachelor pad–a baseball dugout with a human skeleton in it. Other major plot points involve Omega Cop beating up some Scavs who stole his baseball cap (“That’s my hat!”), and a brief appearance by Stuart Whitman as the Omega Doctor. Troy Donahue also has a short scene as the father of one of the women, but gets shot in the heart and dies.
It’s hard to know what to say about this one–you just have to see it to believe it. What other movie can you think of that begins with a doomsday warning voiceover from Adam West and then goes straight to faux surf music over the credits? Directed by Paul Kyriazi, creator of “Live the James Bond Lifestyle” seminar.