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      R Released Jan 25, 1991 1h 28m Sci-Fi List
      Reviews 7% Audience Score 50+ Ratings A U.S. scientist (Chris Lemmon) must stop his creation: a telekinetic Soviet defector with laser eyes. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member seriously one of the worst movies I've ever had the displeasure to watch no wonder Rifftrax destroyed it Rated 1 out of 5 stars 07/10/21 Full Review Audience Member Rifftrax version was pretty funny. Don't think I could have finished it without the commentary though. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member Firehead (???) is another one of those movies that is clearly ripping off anything and everything that is popular at the time that it was shot and released. It's a pretty terrible movie, but has some surprising names pop up in it like Christopher Plummer and Martin Landau, but I could have done without Chris Lemmon. The son of the great Jack Lemmon, he is clearly not a chip off the old block. He sucks this movie down with his horrible acting and poor comedic ability, as well as just being annoying for most of the running time. Sure you can get some laughs out of this one, particularly with Rifftrax's recent riffing on it, but chances are good that you'll find it irritating, get bored with it and fall asleep. Id' wager money on it. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Audience Member Ineffectual action movie about an ineffectual cyborg and his ineffectual sidekick Chis Lemmon doing rather ineffectual things. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Audience Member The only mystery in this film is how they got Christopher Plummer to be in it. As a bad movie lover, this film moved me in ways only images of men zapping things with laser vision can. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member This movie really isn't very good. It tries to cash in on the last gasp of the Cold War by pitching us a story about a renegade Red Army dude with laser vision who's gone AWOL and is now blowing up factories. The thing that sucks about it is that Firehead never does anything spectacular. He's got all this power but never uses it. Why not? You're freak'n Firehead. Christopher Plummer plays ... himself as a crotchety old man who leads, "The Upper Order", a secret society of stuck up white dudes. The funny thing about his character is every time he got upset all I could think about was that he was going General Chang on us. DON'T WAIT FOR THE TRANSLATION! ANSWER ME NOW! That sort of thing. Anyway, the Upper Order, who wear these cutesy totalitarian smocks of victory, got together so they could hatch their plan to blow up an NIH facility with the president inside. NOTHING IS OUT OF MY CONTROL! Sorry, I was just channeling General Cha ... I mean ... Colonel Garland Vaughn (Christopher Plummer). The only problem is they forgot that you can't just sit the president down like a two year old and say "Ok Billy, you be good and watch the nice movie." So, obviously, the president gets up and is about to leave when they have to hit the nuclear bomb shelter button just to keep him shuttered in. After that it just gets stupid as biological scientist man becomes bomb diffuser action hero guy and the day is saved. Gee all it took was shooting Christopher Plummer. Why couldn't you guys do that before? People missing with firearms in movies bothers me a lot but this movie takes it to another level. There's a scene where the good guys are standing in a narrow hallway and someone comes up 30 feet behind them, with their backs turned, gets a shot off, and misses. How can that possibly happen? There's no where else for the bullet to even go? That's like getting a gutter ball in bumper bowling! It's not even possible. Oh I forgot to mention that these are SPECIAL OPERATIONS SOLDIERS! They wouldn't miss from 1 mile much less 30 feet in a narrow hallway with an unaware target. Ok, I've said my peace about that. In closing I'd like to say that I've tried to watch this movie before but never succeeded. I probably just wasn't patient enough with it. It's kind of like a special needs child. It's frustrating but it's not their fault, they can't help it. So all you can do is love on em and try to be patient. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis A U.S. scientist (Chris Lemmon) must stop his creation: a telekinetic Soviet defector with laser eyes.
      Peter Yuval
      Production Co
      Coppola Films, Winters Group, Action International Pictures, Sovereign Investments
      Original Language
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jan 25, 1991, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Oct 29, 2017
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      1h 28m
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