The Ambulance (1990)
Nomination Year: 1995
SYNOPSIS: A mad scientist is going around kidnapping diabetics to use in his diabolical, diabetical experiments. To this end, he's employed a crew of loyal goons who utilize an old, vintage ambulance. It's up to a struggling artist to save the day when a pretty woman he's barely met is taken captive.
- "Alas, Poor Yorick"
Chew On This
The police detective played by James Earl Jones evidently never saw Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory as a kid, because he continually chews about nineteen sticks of gum simultaneously. Obnoxiously. Hearing rumors of a strange ambulance picking folks up (who are never heard from again), he stops just such a vehicle. His wary investigation comes to a bad end, though, as the "patient" on the stretcher -- to whom James had turned his back -- springs up and stabs him with a scalpel. The ambulance then roars off, does a bootlegger reverse, and runs down the noble detective, who dies...chewing. His jaws open and shut slower and slower until the inevitable. A death scene reminiscent, in a repulsive way, of the gasping death of Miles Dyson in Terminator 2.
- Actors/Directors of Note
Actor Claim to Fame Eric Roberts Julia Roberts' less talented brother James Earl Jones Once the voice of "Darth Vader," now the voice of CNN and AT&T Megan Gallagher Frank Black's wife on "Millennium" Red Buttons One of the old, venerated comics of the Friar's Club era Stan Lee Creator of Marvel Comics. Excelsior!
Director Claim to Fame Larry Cohen brief cameo in Spies Like Us
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