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Cyclone (1987)

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Rick has developed the ultimate motorcycle, the Cyclone. It is a $5 million bike equipped with rocket launchers and laser guns. Rick meets his fate and it is up to his girlfriend Teri to ... See full summary »

Director:

Fred Olen Ray

Writers:

Paul Garson (screenplay), T.L. Lankford (additional material)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Heather Thomas ... Teri Marshall
Jeffrey Combs ... Rick Davenport
Ashley Ferrare ... Carla Hastings
Dar Robinson ... Rolf
Martine Beswick ... Waters (as Martine Beswicke)
Robert Quarry ... Knowles
Martin Landau ... Bosarian
Huntz Hall ... Long John
Troy Donahue ... Bob Jenkins
Michael Reagan ... McCordy
Tim Conway Jr. Tim Conway Jr. ... Barrell
Dawn Wildsmith ... Hanna
Bruce Fairbairn Bruce Fairbairn ... Lt. Cutter
Sam Hiona Sam Hiona ... Buyer
John Stewart ... Scruffy #1
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Storyline

Rick has developed the ultimate motorcycle, the Cyclone. It is a $5 million bike equipped with rocket launchers and laser guns. Rick meets his fate and it is up to his girlfriend Teri to keep the Cyclone from falling into the wrong hands. Teri can trust no one but herself. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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Taglines:

The Ultimate Team Of Woman And Machine.

Genres:

Action | Drama | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 June 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tornado See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$41,174
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Cinetel Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

When Teri is untied from the chair where she was being electrocuted, the rope tying her right elbow to the chair arm falls off before she even touches it. See more »

Quotes

Teri Marshall: You're as plastic as your tits!
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Crazy Credits

This film is dedicated to the memory of Dar Allen Robinson. See more »


Soundtracks

Sputnik Liks
Music by Shawna Wright, Anthony Riparetti and James Saad
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Leave Cyclone well alone.
20 May 2007 | by Skutter-2See all my reviews

Cyclone is a piece of dreck with little redeeming value, even on the so bad its entertaining front. A friend of mine took the tape from an overflowing St. Vincent DePaul clothes bin. Okay, that may be a little bit dodgy but it was meant to be a clothes bin, not a crappy old VHS bin, something the less fortunate members of our society don't really need to make their lives better. It could be considered a mercy. Watching a movie like Cyclone would really only add to their problems. Anyway the basic premise of a woman with a super-powerful motorcycle that it armed to the teeth with rockets and lasers isn't even properly exploited. The two 'high speed' chase sequences involve vehicles travelling at less than hair raising speeds of around 40 KMPH and a super-fast motorcycle that is in danger of being overtaken by a crappy old station wagon is not that awe inspiring when you get down to it. There is only one scene where the bikes goofy weaponry is used, at the film's climax, and it is laughably ineffectual, or just laughable, when it is. This includes laser beams that look like they should be coming out of the hands of an evil wizard in a cheesy eighties sword and sorcery that produced large bursts of flame which seem to have no noticeable effect on their targets even when they hit directly. The rest of the movie is just tedious hard to watch filler. Lots of bad actors, yes even Combs and Landau suck in this, most of whom seem like they have been lifted from the set of a porno movie stand around exchanging really bad dialogue in a desperate attempt to pus forward the barely coherent plot. There are a few badly staged fight sequences and some excruciatingly unfunny comic relief scenes with some cops and the owner of the motor cycle repair shop. Comedy of the sub Benny Hill horny old man can't stop staring at the female leads chest variety. Basically the 'money' scenes involving the bike actually doing stuff are few and lame and the rest is clunky filler material. Skip it.


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