Hot! B-MOVIE BINGO: THE STABILIZER

THE STABILIZER (1984)
Showing Tuesday 7/5/2016 at The Hollywood Theatre

It’s time for Indonesian Action Cinema! For our 5th Anniversary of doing B-Movie Bingo at the Hollywood Theatre, we’re doing a re-run! We first showed THE STABILIZER in August of 2011, and it’s still one of our favorites. It’s really hard to beat these 80s Indonesian action movies. This movie stars New Zealand-born English teacher Peter O’Brian as Peter Goldson, or as he is repeatedly referred to in the film, “The Stabilizer”. This movie was directed by action-master Arizal and produced by the Punjabi Brothers, who first spotted O’Brian walking in Jakarta, and thought he was actually Sylvester Stallone. They followed him to his hotel and convinced him to be in their movie, and then half a dozen more through the early 90s. A star was born.

Peter Goldson, or The Stabilizer, is a lone-wolf Interpol agent sent around the world to literally stabilize unstable situations. He is sent to Jakarta, where a famous scientist who developed a Narcotics Detector has been kidnapped. Up against him is a drug smuggling ring run by his arch-enemy Greg Rainmaker, an evil drug lord who once killed Goldson’s fiancee with his spiked shoes. In a flashback the filmmakers tastefully show this, and while it’s happening you see a framed photo of Goldson on the wall, in a black net shirt posing with a gun. He looks like a cross between Sylvester Stallone and Brian May. Be on the lookout for actual consumption of live reptiles. Directed by Arizal.

Note: This movie has an awesome soundtrack.