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Lobster Man from Mars (1989)

A movie mogul in search of a tax shelter screens a space parody about a young woman, a mad scientist and a space monster.

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Stanley Sheff
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Deborah Foreman ... Mary
S.D. Nemeth ... The Dreaded Lobster Man
Anthony Hickox ... John
Dean Jacobson Dean Jacobson ... Stevie Horowitz
Tony Curtis ... J.P. Shelldrake
Mindy Kennedy Mindy Kennedy ... Tammy
Phil Proctor ... Lou
Tim Haldeman ... Marvin
Barry Hansen Barry Hansen ... Narrator (voice) (as Dr. Demento)
Bobby Pickett ... The Astrologer / King of Mars
Richard Wright Richard Wright ... The Bearded Slave
Ava Fabian ... The Queen of Mars
Sage Whitfield Sage Whitfield ... Beautiful Martian Maiden
Erica Evans Erica Evans ... Beautiful Martian Maiden
Robert Breeze Robert Breeze ... Another Slave
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Storyline

Movie mogul J.P. Shelldrake discovers he's in desperate need of a tax write-off to keep the Internal Revenue Service off his back. Young writer, producer and director Stevie Horowitz walks in the studio with his homemade space parody "Lobster Man From Mars". What follows is one of the most bizarre and funny film within-a-film send-ups: Mars suffers from a severe air leakage, and the King of Mars sends the dreaded Lobster Man to Earth to steal its air. The Lobster Man's plot is foiled by a mad scientist, an army colonel, and a young and innocent woman. Shelldrake buys the movie, which makes a huge profit and sends Shelldrake to tax prison, with Stevie taking his place as the studio mogul. Written by <stanley@brainex.com>

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Meet the crabby crustacean from a faraway world who has clawed his way to the top of Tinseltown... Lobster Man from Mars! See more »

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 January 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El hombre langosta See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

In his autobiography, Tony Curtis says that he worked on the movie because they paid him $100,000, and he needed to make child support payments. He also mentions that during the production, he never saw the scenes of the movie that his character was reacting to. See more »

Quotes

Tommy Sledge: It means that either he escaped, or he walked backwards from the horizon to commit suicide in this bonfire.
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Crazy Credits

No lobsters were harmed during this production, only eaten. See more »

Connections

References Jaws (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Rock Lobster
Written by Kate Pierson (uncredited), Fred Schneider, Keith Strickland (uncredited), Cindy Wilson (uncredited) / Ricky Wilson
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Enjoyable spoof.
21 July 2001 | by youroldpaljimSee all my reviews

A film within a film; a producer needing a tax write-off agrees to screen and buy the rights to a student film called LOBSTER MAN FROM MARS. Most the of the film spent viewing the film which about an alien lobster man wrecking havoc on Earth. The producer finds the film so shoddy that he agrees to buy it in order to lose money so he doesn't owe the IRS so much money. The film is obviously inspired by the producers. The film is loaded with many jokes that only buffs of horror and science fiction films would get. For example: the colonel is named "Ankrum", after Morris Ankrum who played military men and other authority figures in dozens of 1950's science fiction and horror films. The film is loaded with gags like these that most viewers probably would not get. I would mention any more as I would not want to spoil it for people who are in the know.


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