Max Hell, Frog Warrior  (2002)
Max Hell Comes to Frogtown
Nomination Year: 2007
SYNOPSIS: Although imdb lists it separately, Scott Shaw's website says that this movie is the same as The Toad Warrior (aka Hell Comes To Frogtown III), but with additional and extended scenes. Max Hell Comes to Frogtown is actually this film edited down to its "Zen Speed" essence of about 30 minutes in length. And now that we have all the backstory out of the way....

The plot of this movie is pretty simple ... like the movie itself. A scientist (Dr Trixie T) has developed a formula which either will stop people from turning into toads (thus claimed at one point in the film), turn toads back into people (claimed at a different point in the film), or possibly it's the serum that turned people into toads in the first place (which is suggested by the website, but not the film). Max Hell (Scott Shaw) is hired by Humphrey Bogart Bullfrog to retrieve the scientist and the serum from Mickey O'Malley (Joe Estevez). And in its slow, roundabout fashion, that's pretty much exactly what happens. In the interim, Max Hell kills the same guy in silhouette about a dozen times, has the same conversation (literally) three times with three different woman, kills one (or possibly more) Frog Ninja (said Ninja wearing an apricot cravat), and spanks a government agent (Agent Spangle, I think) while elaborating on how Speed *spank* Plus Accuracy *spank* equals Precision *spank*. Oh, and apparently it's not post-apocalyptic any more, like it was in the first Frogtown movies -- now it's just kind of froggy. All in all, another Zen Film Jumbled Mess.
Kevin Hogan
Smithee Award Nominations
Best One-Liner
O'Malley's Toady
It's a classic interrogation scene:
"Who sent you?"
"Your mother!"
"How much is she paying you?"
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Smithee Award Winner!MegaMetaSmithee Award Winner!Ye UltraMegaMetaSmithee Award Winner! Worst Acting
Mickey O'Malley (Joe Estevez)
Mickey has heard that Max Hell is on the way. Mickey decides to send out the ninjas! There's no scenery in this shot because Mickey's already chewed it all.
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Worst Picture
My Kind of Frog
Max Hell and compatriots are meeting in the bar to discuss what they're going to do next. There is a torch singer, and a guy with a guitar. She's singing a song which is probably called "My kind of frog," but which could equally be called "Let's kill a couple minutes of screen time."
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Directors
Director Claim to Fame
Donald G. Jackson aka "Maximo T. Bird" when he felt like it 
Scott Shaw popularizer of the "Zen Film"; frequent collaborator with Donald G. Jackson 
Cast
Actor Character Claim to Fame
Scott Shaw <Not Yet in Database> Not the comic book writer/artist, this one is the filmmaker/martial artist. 
Jill Kelly <Not Yet in Database> Primarily known for her work in the "adult film industry" in such classics as Hooter Heaven and Sorority Sex Kittens 3 
Joe Estevez <Not Yet in Database> Martin Sheen's brother, making him Charlie Sheen's and Emilio Estevez's uncle; he plays a lot of bit parts. 
Conrad Brooks <Not Yet in Database> He was one of the actors who appeared in all three of Ed Wood's classic early movies: Glen or Glenda?, Bride of the Monster, and Plan 9 From Outer Space
Roger Ellis <Not Yet in Database> looks a lot like a low-rent David Carradine 
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