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Dream Machine (1991)

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Barry drives his parents to the airport, then tunes a rich woman's piano. He gets her cheating husband's Porsche. The husband's body's in the trunk. Then there's the fraternity's extreme initiation ritual. Will he get his dream girl?

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Lyman Dayton

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Eric Hendershot
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Corey Haim ... Barry Davis
Evan Richards ... Brent Meese
Jeremy Slate ... Jack Chamberlain
Randall England ... Lance Harper
Tracy Fraim ... Royal Clayton III
Brittney Lewis Brittney Lewis ... Robin Marchbanks
James MacKrell James MacKrell ... Claude Davis
Suzanne Kent ... Jean Davis
Susan Seaforth Hayes ... Margo Chamberlain
Brynja McGrady Brynja McGrady ... Carolee Harper
Don Shanks ... Juan Valdez
Sam Shamshak ... The Imposter
Julie Simper Julie Simper ... Mistress
Billy Judkins Billy Judkins ... Pest Exterminator (as Billie Judkins)
Kipp Shiotani ... Pledge Quarterback
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As a reward from a jilted millionairess, Davis is given the $100,000 Porsche of the unfaithful husband. Unknown to Davis and the wife, the body of the husband is in the Porsche. The killer tries in vein to recover the body before it is discovered. Written by Rob Hartill

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Perfect Car. Perfect Girl. Perfect Murder... Almost.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 November 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Máquina dos Sonhos See more »

Filming Locations:

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

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EDS Productions See more »
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Stereo

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Color
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Same old Haim (spoilers).
2 August 2005 | by vertigo_14See all my reviews

I hope the viewer who regards 'Dream Machine' as one of Corey Haim's finest and the "best movies of the century" was kidding. Undetected sarcasm on my part? I sincerely hope so.

'The Dream Machine' marks the first of a long line of mediocre capers that would plague the rest of Corey Haim's career (except 'Prayer of the Rollerboys' which was surprisingly decent). Here, Haim plays nonchalant college boy, Bernie, who supposes that a cool car will attract his dream girl's attention. Lucky for Bernie, a rich woman aiming to get back at her cheating husband, hastily decides to reward her faithful piano tuner--Bernie--with a gift: a slick Porsche Turbo. However, unbeknownst to the woman, and unfortunate for Bernie, is that her dead husband was murdered and his body was hidden in the trunk. Now, being that in this movie, bodies don't seem to decay or possess a rather foul funk, Bernie is unaware of this. In fact, the oblivious boy has no idea that something suspicious is afoot despite several odd circumstances that arise. In particular, a grizzly man follows him around, desperate to get hold of that body relatively undetected.

This is a low-grade action fizzle as many of Haim's films like this are (see The Double O Kid). Despite being part action, part romantic comedy, this movie fails to offer the viewer much of anything of interest for at least the first forty-five minutes in which the filmmakers take more than enough time to show the immediate problem (i.e. Bernie being in possession of a car and a dead body, and a hit-man finding out that the Porsche is going to be hard to find). After which, and thanks to poor acting by Haim (I loved this kid, too, but it's not exactly sacrilegious to admit the times when he obviously couldn't act well) and the lack of real immediacy and emergency between Bernie and the villain that makes much of the events unconvincing and as a result, inappreciable. To add injury to insult, the soundtrack was unbelievably laughable and sounded more like self-evident songs you would hear in Team America (see the 'date' montage).

Loyal Corey Haim fans, however, should not be disappointed to see their boy in abundance. However, others understanding that Haim's career probably peaked when he was 14 or 15 and never recovered, might expect mediocrity, as will viewers just looking for early 90s b-comedy fluff to pass the time.


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