Rare b-movies difficult to get

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1. Street Gun (1996)

R | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

Danny, Jake and Joe want to go pro as criminals. But luck isn't going their way until the local mob boss takes notice of their work. Now these young thugs are facing one big payday.

Director: Travis Milloy | Stars: Justin Pagel, Scott Cooke, Michael Egan, Philip Ray

Votes: 106

2. Diamond Run (1996)

R | 110 min | Action, Crime

Rogue Vietnam War vets led by their old commander Sloan try to steal some diamonds, but mysterious Megan Marlow steals them first. Sloan sends his men after her, but rogue cop Jack Cates, who's partner was murdered by Sloan, helps her.

Director: David Giancola | Stars: Linda Ljoka, Michael J. Valentine, Sean P. Donahue, Fred Gleeck

Votes: 53

Never released reality tv "star's" movie debut. IMDB features a review, meaning somebody had seen it.

4. The Real Reason (Men Commit Crimes) (1998)

Comedy, Romance

Six bachelors attempt to use their charms and talents to win the hand of a beautiful, sophisticated young woman. Along the way, they each commit a perpetration of the law, in their attempts... See full summary »

Director: Judson Vaughn | Stars: LeAnne Belle, Steve Borden, Adam Boyer, Ed Corbin

Votes: 62

World Championship Wrestling's legend Sting's first movie premiered in pay tv, but never got a wide release due to WCW's managers and rights holders fear of losing their star to movie business.

5. Shutterspeed (2000 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 86 min | Action

Riley Davis and Cliff Davis are Seattle police detectives - Riley in narcotics, Cliff recently promoted into the detective ranks in homicide - and estranged brothers. The estrangement is ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Sobel | Stars: Steve Borden, David Lovgren, Daisy Fuentes, Garry Chalk

Votes: 219

Similar back-story as "The Real Reason" however in this instance the movie got an international release and is known to have been aired on German tv for a couple of times.

6. Dragon Hunt (1990)

90 min | Action

The people's private army and their crazed leader Jake, have a simple plan - take over the world. But, there are three things in their way, money and two deadly kickboxers - The Twin ... See full summary »

Director: Charlie Wiener | Stars: Martin McNamara, Michael McNamara, Sheryl Foster, B. Bob

Votes: 160

Caught it once on German TV. Hilariously bad (intentional) dubbing and action.

See: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sx3naYE7lFE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArPbwKjadO8

7. Punisher (1988 Video)

21 min | Short

Add a Plot

Votes: 159

No information at all. I suppose it is a short movie shot by Mark Goldblatt in order to find investors for the big screen The Punisher adaptation later starring Dolph Lundgren.

8. The Ice Runner (1992)

R | 110 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

US-agent West travels to Moscow for the CIA in order to buy Russian weapons and to send them to the rebels in Afghanistan. When West gets caught he hides his identity and receives 15 years ... See full summary »

Director: Barry Samson | Stars: Edward Albert, Olga Kabo, Victor Wong, Evgeniy Lazarev

Votes: 172

9. The Collectors (1999 TV Movie)

R | 90 min | Action, Thriller

Shifting alliances put a pair of hardnosed hit men in jeopardy in this 1999 crime caper. A New Orleans mob boss looking to settle scores sends Ray (Rick Fox) and A.K. (Casper Van Dien) to New York City to collect overdue debts.

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Casper Van Dien, Rick Fox, Catherine Oxenberg, Andreas Apergis

Votes: 337

10. Infection (2005)

R | 81 min | Horror

On May 19, 2004, an unprecedented biological outbreak occurred in Lawton, California. A classified N.S.A.A. report detailed the carnage which ensued that night. This film is based on that top-secret report.

Director: Albert Pyun | Stars: Jenny Dare Paulin, Morgan Weisser, Alan Abelew, Tony Stewart

Votes: 1,278

Albert Pyun's experimental film features a non stop driving scene shot with one static camera mounted on the roof of a police car while an alien virus is about to infect earth.

11. Cool Air (2006 Video)

PG-13 | 78 min | Horror

Charlie Baxter, a struggling screenwriter, is searching for accommodation in a rundown mansion somewhere in the isolated mountains above Malibu. An expressionless and creatively bankrupt ... See full summary »

Director: Albert Pyun | Stars: Morgan Weisser, Crystal Laws Green, Jenny Dare Paulin, Norbert Weisser

Votes: 812

Bruce Lee impersonator Dragon Lee goes John Woo. http://www.oocities.org/many_bruces/reviews/emperoroftheunderworld.htm

13. Crime Stopper (1990)

90 min | Action

During a drugbust operation in Vietnam, two members of the elite force of the army are captured by a ruthless drug lord. When the CIA figures out the capture of these men, they send in their best team to rescue them at all costs!

Director: Teddy Page | Stars: Romano Kristoff, Jim Gaines, David Light, Janet Price

Votes: 29

14. The Last Bomb (1999 TV Movie)

R | 92 min | Action, Thriller

In a NATO bunker, a young soldier, his wife and his son are made prisoners by a group of Russian terrorists who are threatening to use nuclear weapons.

Director: Hans Horn | Stars: Jens Neuhaus, Regula Grauwiller, Eckhard Preuß, Nela Boudová

Votes: 119

15. Nebraska (2001)

88 min | Drama

A jarring tale of one man's quest for his final failure, his own suicide.

Director: Michael P. Nash | Stars: Michael P. Nash, Michael McCraine, Joey D. Vieira, Fiona Hogan

Votes: 17

17. Das Finale (1998 TV Movie)

R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Sport

During final game of the german football cup, a group of gangsters try to rob the ticket incomings inside the stadium. When the heist goes wrong, they invade the modern stadium security center, and take the whole crowd as hostage.

Director: Sigi Rothemund | Stars: Francis Fulton-Smith, Christoph Waltz, Axel Milberg, Nele Mueller-Stöfen

Votes: 98

18. Brain Smasher... A Love Story (1993 Video)

PG-13 | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

Sam Crain, a professional model, is asked by her sister to smuggle a package from Europe to Portland Oregon, where she discovers that her sister is battling Chinese Shaolin Monks (not ... See full summary »

Director: Albert Pyun | Stars: Andrew Dice Clay, Teri Hatcher, Yuji Okumoto, Deborah Van Valkenburgh

Votes: 1,796

19. Kung Phooey! (2003)

R | 87 min | Comedy

The chosen one from China's mystical Shur-Li Temple embarks on a hilarious quest in this high-kicking spoof of kung-fu films from director Darryl Fong. The champion fighter, Art Chew (... See full summary »

Director: Darryl Fong | Stars: Michael Man-Kin Chow, Joyce Brew, Colman Domingo, Darryl Fong

Votes: 537

20. Airboss IV: The X Factor (2000)

Action, Adventure

AirBoss does cool stuff (Again)

Director: J. Christian Ingvordsen | Stars: Frank Zagarino, Frank Bona, Radium Cheung, Demosthenes Chrysan

Votes: 30

21. Black Scorpion (2001)

Action, Crime, Drama

The City of Angels is falling apart, and crime pervades the city to the core. The mayor is corrupt, the police are inept, the city needs a figure to take control of the situation. Then in ... See full summary »

Stars: Michelle Lintel, Scott Valentine, BT, Enya Flack

Votes: 361

22. Black Scorpion II: Aftershock (1996)

R | 85 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy

Darcy is back on the force, but still fights on as the Black Scorpion because "it's in her nature." This time, she fights Gangster Prankster; and a new villian emerges when the Mayor tries ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Winfrey | Stars: Joan Severance, Whip Hubley, Sherrie Rose, Stoney Jackson

Votes: 643

23. I Served the King of England (2006)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

72 Metascore

A look at the glamorous life at an old-world Prague hotel.

Director: Jirí Menzel | Stars: Ivan Barnev, Oldrich Kaiser, Julia Jentsch, Marián Labuda

Votes: 7,081 | Gross: $0.62M

24. The Expendables (2000 TV Movie)

100 min | Action

A group of female convicts volunteers for a mission to rescue a woman from a Cuban prison.

Director: Janet Meyers | Stars: Brett Cullen, Robin Givens, Idalis DeLeon, Tempestt Bledsoe

Votes: 174

25. G-Saviour (2000 TV Movie)

93 min | Animation, Action, Drama

It's the year UC 0223. With the Earth Federation collapsed, a new govenment has risen: The Congress of Settlement Nations (CONSENT). This new government tries to cover up the discovery of a... See full summary »

Director: Graeme Campbell | Stars: Brennan Elliott, Enuka Okuma, David Lovgren, Blu Mankuma

Votes: 257

26. Bug Wars (2000 Video)

Not Rated | 79 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Two women are cryogenically frozen, but wake up a century later to find Earth in shambles, with its dwindling population in the middle of an intergalactic war.

Director: Timothy Hines | Stars: Darlene Sellers, Corrie Dibble, Rob Miller, Timothy Hines

Votes: 86

27. The Demolitionist (1995)

R | 100 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

A murdered police officer is brought back to life by a cold-hearted scientist to serve as "The Demolitionist", the ultimate crime-fighting weapon in a city overrun by criminals and internal... See full summary »

Director: Robert Kurtzman | Stars: Nicole Eggert, Bruce Abbott, Susan Tyrrell, Peter Jason

Votes: 832

28. Habitat (1997)

R | 120 min | Sci-Fi

In a future world where Earth's ozone layer has been completely destroyed, a brilliant but obsessed scientist, Hank Symes uses illegally obtained biological materials for an experiment that... See full summary »

Director: Rene Daalder | Stars: Balthazar Getty, Tchéky Karyo, Alice Krige, Kenneth Welsh

Votes: 799

29. The Custodian (1993)

R | 109 min | Drama, Romance

A police detective decides to expose the pervasive corruption that permeates his department.

Director: John Dingwall | Stars: Anthony LaPaglia, Hugo Weaving, Barry Otto, Kelly Dingwall

Votes: 251

30. Termination Man (1998)

R | 92 min | Action, Drama

Technologically "enhanced" Special Agent Dylan Pope is tasked with stopping a terrorist who is in possession of a powerful toxic gas.

Director: Fred Gallo | Stars: Steve Railsback, James Farentino, Athena Massey, Eb Lottimer

Votes: 116

31. Firehouse (1987)

R | 91 min | Comedy

Some sexy women get out of Fire Fighter School and go for the jobs they trained for, but first they must survive their male counterparts teasing them.

Director: J. Christian Ingvordsen | Stars: Gianna Palminteri, Martha Peterson, Renee Raiford, Gideon Fountain

Votes: 258

32. Shocktroop (1989)

117 min | Action, Adventure

The special commando Delta Force is sent behind the line of fire into the terrain of the enemy. Their mission goal is to destroy a base where the enemies prepare a new weapon: a combat ... See full summary »

Director: J. Christian Ingvordsen | Stars: Danny Aiello, Lyle Alzado, J. Christian Ingvordsen, John Weiner

Votes: 20

33. Blue Vengeance (1989)

Not Rated | 103 min | Action, Crime, Horror

Considered too dangerous to be on the force, ex-cop Mickey McCardle is tormented by the brutal murder of his partner. When a serial killer begins to stalk the streets of New York, McCardle ... See full summary »

Directors: J. Christian Ingvordsen, Danny Kuchuck | Stars: J. Christian Ingvordsen, John Weiner, Garland Hunter, Tony Kruk

Votes: 140

34. The Little Patriot (1995)

PG | 90 min | Family, Adventure

Join in one boy's heroic adventure as he fights in the struggle for freedom on the American frontier. James Todd is a young boy growing up in the hostile American wilderness-a rugged and ... See full summary »

Director: J. Christian Ingvordsen | Stars: Dan Haggerty, Ryan Washburn, Jacqueline Konx, J. Christian Ingvordsen

Votes: 94

35. Last Lives (1997)

Not Rated | 92 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A telepathic terrorist from a parallel universe kidnaps a woman on her wedding day. The groom tracks them down after receiving assistance from the inventor of a life restoring bracelet. The... See full summary »

Director: Worth Keeter | Stars: C. Thomas Howell, Jennifer Rubin, Billy Wirth, Judge Reinhold

Votes: 230

36. Ten Zan - Ultimate Mission (1988)

84 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Terrorists are making genetic experiments on kidnapped girls. Professor Larson, dreams of creating a master race to rule the world. Scientific organizations in Asia and Europe hire a group of mercenaries who are tasked to kill them.

Director: Ferdinando Baldi | Stars: Frank Zagarino, Mark Gregory, Romano Kristoff, Jinny Rockers

Votes: 75

37. Fort Doom (2004 Video)

R | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

A new start in the post Civil War era old west bring a young budding photographer and four women together as they try to establish a new life in Fort Doom. They soon find out that the natives are the least of their worries.

Director: J. Christian Ingvordsen | Stars: Billy Drago, Joshua Park, Jennifer Lauren Grant, Debbie Rochon

Votes: 85

38. Cold Sweat (1993)

R | 93 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

Mark Cahill is a good family man with a loving wife and two wonderful children. Mark also happens to be a hit man who is haunted by his last victim, a blonde, who keeps appearing in his ... See full summary »

Director: Gail Harvey | Stars: Ben Cross, Adam Baldwin, Shannon Tweed, Dave Thomas

Votes: 416

39. Dead by Dawn (1998)

R | 91 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

It was the best of times... When Tim Marsh has a chance encounter with old high school buddy Don White, his life changes forever. Tim and his wife Wendy quickly find themselves drawn into ... See full summary »

Director: James Salisbury | Stars: Jodie Fisher, Shannon Tweed, Bill Ferrell, Ted Prior

Votes: 223

40. Shadowhunter (1993)

R | 93 min | Action, Drama, Horror

An L.A. cop tracks down a seemingly mystic murderer on an Indian reservation.

Director: J.S. Cardone | Stars: Scott Glenn, Angela Alvarado, Benjamin Bratt, Robert Beltran

Votes: 413

41. Final Mission (1994 Video)

R | 88 min | Action, Sci-Fi

Captain Tom "Outlaw" Waters is one of four Air Force pilots taking part in a "black" Defense project involving virtual reality. The project is managed by a secretive Colonel Anderson and ... See full summary »

Director: Lee Redmond | Stars: Billy Wirth, Steve Railsback, Elizabeth Gracen, Richard Bradford

Votes: 218

42. Steel Frontier (1995 Video)

R | 105 min | Action, Sci-Fi

In a post-apocalyptic 2019, a lone gunman named Yuma fights a gang of bandits called the United Regime who have invaded the town of New Hope.

Directors: Joe Hart, Paul G. Volk | Stars: Joe Lara, Bo Svenson, Stacie Foster, Brion James

Votes: 458

44. Little Bear and the Master (2008)

Not Rated | 87 min | Adventure, Family, Western

A family martial arts film in which Native American Ute traditions come face-to-face with their ancestor's Asian traditions. When Jung Lee shows up on the Ute reservation, he seems out of ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Dresch | Stars: Julian Lee, Bill Allard, Sabra Barton, Christoph Clark

Votes: 12

45. Lessons for an Assassin (2003)

84 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

Criminal Gavin Matthews finds himself an unwilling recruit, who's identity and past has been erased by "The Corporation," a secret underground organization that acts as a rogue "Justice ... See full summary »

Director: James Glenn Dudelson | Stars: Shannon Lee, Robert Vitelli, Michael Dorn, Marianna Elliott

Votes: 88