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Soultaker (1990)

Four teenagers are killed in a car accident. Two of the teenagers refuse to go with "The Grim Reaper" and a race between life and death ensues!

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Michael Rissi

Writers:

Vivian Schilling (story), Eric Parkinson (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Estevez ... The Man / Soultaker
Vivian Schilling ... Natalie McMillan
Gregg Thomsen ... Zach Taylor
Robert Z'Dar ... Angel of Death
David 'Shark' Fralick ... Brad Deville (as David Shark)
Jean Reiner Jean Reiner ... Anna McMillan / Natalie's mother
Chuck Williams ... Tommy Marcetto
David Fawcett David Fawcett ... Grant McMillan / Mayor
Gary Kohler ... Sgt. Haggerty
Dave Scott Dave Scott ... Officer Mel
Peter Dach ... Store Clerk
Cinda Lou Freeman Cinda Lou Freeman ... Candice
Meschelle Manley Meschelle Manley ... Karen
Charles Bosworth Charles Bosworth ... Mr. Taylor
Jeff Deen Jeff Deen ... Dr. Richard Reiner
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Storyline

Mysterious unseen men in black (angels?) collect the souls of the recently dead. When four teenagers "die" in a car wreck, one of these beings ("The Man") is sent to retrieve their souls. However, the teens are disembodied and realize their predicament. They flee. The movie revolves around them being picked off one by one, The Man's infatuation with one of the teenagers (who was apparently his lover in a past life), and the efforts of the teens to reunite their souls with their hospitalized bodies. Written by <crow_steve@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Fantasy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some drug content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 February 1993 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Kiss of Death See more »

Filming Locations:

Mobile, Alabama, USA

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Budget:

$242,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Vivian Schilling wrote part of the script. See more »

Goofs

When Natalie and Zack are talking, just before leaving the summerfest, a white screen is seen at the top of the frame. See more »

Quotes

Brad Deville: Led Zeppelin was wrong, man. There is no stairway to heaven.
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You Got Me Kelly
By Kevin Danzig
Performed by The Kevin Danzig Band
Copyright 1986 Hey Pal/Bandanzig Publishing, BMI
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It's another case of a not that horrible film getting the "MST3000" treatment.
7 April 2014 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"Soultaker" is not a good film--that I won't even try to argue. However, I know bad films and currently have reviewed more bad films than anyone on the planet. And, compared to the many, many horrible movies I've subjected myself to, it just isn't THAT bad. So why, then, is it currently #40 on IMDb's infamous Bottom 100 List. In other words, of the thousands and thousands and thousands of eligible films on the site, only 39 have a lower overall score than this one! This means it's horrible, right? No. This means it was featured on "Mystery Science Theater 3000" and fans of the show assumed it was horrible because it was on the show. Sometimes movies on "MST3000" are bad or sub-par and that is all. This would also explain why "Girl With the Gold Boots" is also on the list, even though it's among the director's BEST! Too often people just assume the films they make fun of are that bad--but seeing it without the running comments reveals that SOME of the film isn't bad- -such as the main plot idea.

The plot is VERY simple. A total jerk is driving like a nut and wrecks his car--killing himself and the three others in the car. As their bodies are lying dead in the wreck, the souls of the four are alive and well and walking about--though no one can see them. Soon, a guy who looks almost exactly like an old version of Emelio Estevez shows up and starts sucking souls out of the four bodies. He dispatches one but stops when he sees the girl--she is the reincarnation of a girl he loved when he was alive--before he became a grim reaper! During his hesitation, the three manage to escape and run from him. This is funny, as Estevez' character NEVER runs and they constantly run--yet he always catches up to them--just like the guy from Halloween!! Can the three manage to elude the reaper and manage to be reunited with their bodies?

The film is funny to watch because of the clothes, BIG hair and styles of 1990. And, the acting isn't very good. And, it's a chance to see Joe Estevez, the black sheep of the Sheen/Estevez clan because he is a politically conservative guy--unlike his older brother Martin Sheen. But the idea of the plot is interesting--even if most of the rest of it isn't. Not bad enough to make any worst of list--but bad enough to laugh at and marvel at the amateurish way it was made.


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