Deep Red (1994)

Nomination Year: 2007
SYNOPSIS:  This movie is like something you'd get if you used a computer program to randomly generate hardboiled detective novel dialog and then ran it all together at random. Every line, every shot, every event, is a cliche. A group of scientists lead by Dr. Newmeyer (John de Lancie) discovers nanites -- called Reds -- that can cure disease, turn back aging, and even bring back the dead. Unfortunately, Newmeyer is evil, so his chief scientist steals the Deep Red -- the breeder nanite -- and hides it in his eight-year-old daughter. The family then hires washed-up detective Joe Keyes to keep them safe from Newmeyer and his evil milkmen (don't ask) until the bad guys' nanites pass their sell-by date and they all lose their superpowers.

Best One-Liner

A Public Service Announcement from Your Local Mad Science Council
Car backs into milk truck, milkman goes flying out window, John de Lancie walks up, glares, and makes snide comment.

"Cutting Butter With A Chainsaw"

When Cheap Jet Fuel Replaced High-Priced Gas, Trouble Ensued
This station wagon must have been made by the same company as the exploding motorcycles from two years ago.

Inane Dialogue

Er, No You Can't
The heroes are being menaced by invulnerable milkmen. "We can take 'em!" says the sidekick. No, you can't.

Actors/Directors of Note
Actor Claim to Fame
Lindsey Haun  
Michael Biehn  
John De Lancie The irrepressible "Q" on Star Trek 
Joanna Pacula  
Director Claim to Fame
Craig R. Baxley  

Greg Pearson

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