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    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.

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    B-MOVIE BINGO: SHADOW WARRIORS

    SHADOW WARRIORS (1997)
    Showing on Tuesday 5/3/2016 at The Hollywood Theatre

    SHADOW WARRIORS stars Terry “Hulk” Hogan as ex-Navy SEAL Mike McBride, the leader of a team of greasy beefcake bounty hunters that also helps people in need. Rounding out the crew are military buddies Roy Brown (Carl Weathers), Hunter Wiley (Shannon Tweed) and Martin Kove, who plays an FBI agent whose wacky ideas banish him to the FBI’s basement, kind of like Mulder. He’s a conspiracy nut!

    While on a routine mission to rescue a kidnapped girl, Hulk has flashbacks that his ex-nemesis, Dr. Sarkisian (Gerard Plunkett), faked his death and is still alive. With the rest of his team doubting his latest flashback revelation, Hulk takes off for the Middle East on his own to track him down, only to be captured by Sarkisian and injected with a poison that gives him 72 hours to live. While injecting his neck, Sarkisian explains that he’s planning an attack on the United States, and there’s nothing that can be done to stop it–except giving Mike McBride and his crew 72 hours to figure it out!

    Directed by Jon Cassar (“Criminal Minds”, “Person of Interest”).

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    B-MOVIE BINGO: AMERICAN HUNTER

    American HunterAMERICAN HUNTER (1988)
    Showing on Tuesday 3/1/2016 at The Hollywood Theatre

    In AMERICAN HUNTER, Chris Mitchum stars as Jake Carver, an Interpol agent and martial arts expert. While on a mission to recover microfilm that holds information that can destroy Wall Street, he meets an adversary’s secretary and falls in love with her. She is subsequently kidnapped at least four times. His nemesis, Adam (non-contact karate star Bill “Superfoot” Wallace), has a pet falcon and monkey, and can often be seen in a sweat suit. This movie is action-packed with plenty of car chases, kidnappings, denim, and Chris Mitchum on a motorcycle. The most boring part is a ten minute helicopter chase that ends in total anti-climax. Directed by Indonesian action master Arizal.

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    B-MOVIE BINGO: ROBOT JOX

    ROBOT JOX (1990)
    Showing Tuesday 1/19/2016 at The Hollywood Theatre

    ROBOT JOX takes place in a time far in the distant future, after World War III. It’s been fifty years since the nuclear holocaust that obliterated civilization, and open war is forbidden—nations can no longer wage war against one another using armies. Instead, they send their top warriors to battle each other inside giant stop-motion robots.

    In this awesome future world, the surviving nations merged into two opposing factions: Market, which is pretty much America, and the Confederation, which is modeled after Russia. It seems that in this distant warless world, Alaska is no longer seen as a folly (see: Seward’s Folly, 1867), but as a valuable piece of land that warrants a robot battle.

    When the Confederation wants to claim Alaska as its own, it’s up to Market’s hero Achilles (Gary Graham, “Star Trek: Voyager”), who is oddly illiterate, to fight his robot against the Confederation’s number one comrade, Alexander. If Achilles can win, he would be allowed to retire undefeated. If he loses… Market loses Alaska!

    Directed by Stuart Gordon (RE-ANIMATOR, FROM BEYOND).

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    B-MOVIE BINGO: I COME IN PEACE

    I COME IN PEACE (1990)
    Showing Tuesday 12/1/2015 at The Hollywood Theatre

    Time for a Christmas movie! I COME IN PEACE stars Dolph Lundgren (SHARK LAKE, KINDERGARTEN COP 2) as Detective Jack Caine, a cop who refuses to go by the book, and scary-looking actor Matthias Hues (CYBER ZONE, EXECUTIVE TARGET), who portrays a drug dealing alien named Talec. Talec comes to Earth to extract endorphins from human brains, in order to make a fake movie drug to sell in space. Kind of like Lundgren, he is not fluent in English, and has a weapon that’s like a razor-sharp pizza cutter boomerang.

    Caught in the middle are the White Boys, a gang of yuppie white collar drug dealers that Caine is trying to destroy. When Talec the Drug-Dealing Alien shows up and disrupts one of their drug deals, he leaves one his pizza-cutter weapons behind, and the Feds are brought in to investigate this strange piece of alien technology. Caine, who has a personal vendetta against the White Boys, is teamed up with uptight FBI agent Larry Smith (Brian Benben, “Dream On”). Needless to say, they don’t get along at all.

    When an alien cop (who can speak English) shows up to try and capture Talec, Detective Caine and Agent Smith put aside their differences (and overcome a fundamental disbelief regarding the existence of alien worlds) to take him down. If they can’t, more like Talec will come and turn Earth into a huge drug lab!

    Directed by Craig R. Baxley (ACTION JACKSON, STONE COLD).

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