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Deadly Weapon (1989)

PG-13 | | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 15 August 1989 (USA)
A teenage boy who's bullied both at school by the seniors and at his home by his abusive father finds an experimental laser weapon in a river and ponders revenge. The army general who lost the gun sends his units after the kid.

Director:

Michael Miner

Writers:

George Lafia (story), Michael Miner (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rodney Eastman ... Zeke
Kim Walker ... Traci
Gary Frank ... Lieutenant Dalton
Michael Horse ... Indian Joe
Gary Kroeger ... Glover
Barney Martin ... Mayor Bigelow
Sam Melville ... Sheriff Bartlett
Joe Regalbuto ... Fuller
William Sanderson ... Reverend Smith
Ed Nelson ... General Stone
Michael Hennessey Michael Hennessey ... Frampton
Susan Blu Susan Blu ... Shirley
Richard Steven Horvitz ... Lester (as Richard S. Horvitz)
John Stuart Wildman John Stuart Wildman ... Georgie
John Lafayette ... Sgt. Conroy
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Storyline

An expermintal gun powered by an atomic reactor is misplaced when the transport carrying it crashes into a river. The weapon soon falls into the hands of a bullied teen named Zeke, who uses it to get even with his persecutors. An army team led by the overzealous Lt. Dalton is sent to recover the weapon before it's unstable reactor overloads and causes a meltdown. Written by Ronos

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Taglines:

What happens when the most dangerous man alive... is a boy!

Genres:

Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 August 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Arma Mortal See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Empire Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Was originally envisioned by executive producer Charles Band as a sequel to Laserblast (1978) but after the fall of Empire Pictures the ideas were recycled. See more »

Connections

Features TerrorVision (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Rebel Without a Cause
Performed by Silent Rage
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To have such weapon is a big responsibility.
1 April 2014 | by krainov-artiomSee all my reviews

This movie is the best in this thread. Story about teenager whom all hurt and considered worthless, he was made to kneel all people and made them tremble with fear, without deliberately killings. This movie is filled with feelings. The movie makes you think. Not just fun for once.

Teen found the secret thermal weapon, that could destroy the entire planet. The U.S. army wants to declare martial law. This is a very topical plot.

Michael Miner, gives meaning to every scene of the film. Teen imagines himself a stranger from another planet, and that's usually fantasize of children who no longer needed nobody, it helps them cope with depression. His mother left him. His stepfather is a washed-up crazy drunk. Sister, busy personal life.

Having caught a powerful weapon, boy is not a killing spree, he only scares their abusers. He only explodes cars and empty buildings. It correctly. The film is entertaining, good special effects.

The film, which is a must for everyone of us.


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