Dollman (1991)

Nomination Year: 1992
SYNOPSIS:  Brick Bardo was a cop on his home planet. The toughest, most hard-nosed and hyper-violent cop. He even owns a custom-made gun that can blow up a bulding with a single shot. When his arch-enemy, a floating cybernetic head, kidnaps and tries to kill him, it just gets him mad. He escapes the deathtrap and, pursuing the fleeing head into a warp in space, Brick suddenly finds himself on an alien planet: Earth. The trouble is that the scales of the two worlds are different -- on Earth, Bardo is only a few inches high. But that won't stop him from getting his man -- er, head. With the help and friendship of a Hispanic woman, he eventually tracks down his enemy, who is busy selling alien technology to street gangs. Unfortunately for the bad guy, being a two-inch floating head puts one at a disadvantage when haggling over price; he gets squished. Now Brick has to deal with a whole gang of giant hoodlums, all forewarned, forearmed, and gunning for him. But no matter what his physical size, Brick's a big man with a big gun and you can be sure that justice is served -- Brick Bardo style!

"Cutting Butter With A Chainsaw"

Blow-You-Into-Next-Saturday-Night Special
The bad guys on his home planet have ambushed Brick and have stolen his special gun (oh, no!). They have him surrounded completely out in the open. One thug aims Brick's own gun at him and says, "How's it feel to be on the wrong end of this baby for a change, Bardo?" Brick extends his hand in a "Stop" gesture, but he's not begging for mercy. His palm glows blue and the BFG flies out of the thug's hand into Brick's. "I dunno. You tell me," he quips. Brick fires. BOOOOM!!! The thug literally and thoroughly explodes (we see it several times from several angles). He proceeds to messily vaporize the rest of the gang (except the head, who gets away). Although slightly larger than a .45-caliber pistol, this thing easily brings down small buildings.

"WHAT?!"

It's a, Um, Invisible Universal Translator, Yeah, That's It
When Brick first crash-lands on Earth, he's found by a woman. Brik grudgingly explains his situation to the "giant." Meanwhile, we're supposed to simply ignore the fact that their ability to communicate implies that Brick's planet just happens to have developed American English...

Actors/Directors of Note
Actor Claim to Fame
Tim Thomerson Probably Full Moon's shining star; starred in Dollman and Trancers
Jackie Earle Haley  
Kamala Lopez-Dawson  
Nicholas Guest  
Vincent Klyn  
Director Claim to Fame
Albert Pyun Director who seems to have a "thing" for tech/android/cyborg movies: Cyborg, the Nemesis series, Omega Doom, and others 

Bryan Cassidy

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