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Lobster Man from Mars (1989)

A movie mogul in search of a tax shelter screens a space parody about a young woman, a mad scientist and a space monster.

Director:

Stanley Sheff
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Deborah Foreman ... Mary
S.D. Nemeth ... The Dreaded Lobster Man
Anthony Hickox ... John
Dean Jacobson Dean Jacobson ... Stevie Horowitz
Tony Curtis ... J.P. Shelldrake
Mindy Kennedy Mindy Kennedy ... Tammy
Phil Proctor ... Lou
Tim Haldeman ... Marvin
Barry Hansen Barry Hansen ... Narrator (voice) (as Dr. Demento)
Bobby Pickett ... The Astrologer / King of Mars
Richard Wright Richard Wright ... The Bearded Slave
Ava Fabian ... The Queen of Mars
Sage Whitfield Sage Whitfield ... Beautiful Martian Maiden
Erica Evans Erica Evans ... Beautiful Martian Maiden
Robert Breeze Robert Breeze ... Another Slave
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Storyline

Movie mogul J.P. Shelldrake discovers he's in desperate need of a tax write-off to keep the Internal Revenue Service off his back. Young writer, producer and director Stevie Horowitz walks in the studio with his homemade space parody "Lobster Man From Mars". What follows is one of the most bizarre and funny film within-a-film send-ups: Mars suffers from a severe air leakage, and the King of Mars sends the dreaded Lobster Man to Earth to steal its air. The Lobster Man's plot is foiled by a mad scientist, an army colonel, and a young and innocent woman. Shelldrake buys the movie, which makes a huge profit and sends Shelldrake to tax prison, with Stevie taking his place as the studio mogul. Written by <stanley@brainex.com>

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Meet the crabby crustacean from a faraway world who has clawed his way to the top of Tinseltown... Lobster Man from Mars! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 January 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El hombre langosta See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

On the last day of shooting, director Stanley Sheff and producer Steven S. Greene bought the entire cast and crew an expensive lobster dinner. See more »

Quotes

Professor Plocostomos: If you were a lobster man, would you go into a haunted house surrounded by hot springs?
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Crazy Credits

No lobsters were harmed during this production, only eaten. See more »

Connections

References The Thing from Another World (1951) See more »

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Rock Lobster
Written by Kate Pierson (uncredited), Fred Schneider, Keith Strickland (uncredited), Cindy Wilson (uncredited) / Ricky Wilson
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Dircector's Statement about the DVD
20 September 2003 | by director-59See all my reviews

It took two weeks to write and ten years to finish. In 1977 writer Bob Greenberg and I were offered $50,000 to make a science fiction movie. We thought that instead of trying to hide the low budget, we would make it a central theme using the gimmick of a film-within-a-film.

Such was the genesis of Lobster Man From Mars. We wrote the screenplay in two weeks, but the money to shoot the movie never appeared. The project was set aside until the tragic demise of Bob Greenberg in an auto accident. I was determined to get Bob's name on the screen as a writer, and thanks to the efforts of producer Steven Greene, this became a reality.

Production began during the summer of 1988 --- a mere 10 years after writing the screenplay --- and culminated with the world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival six months later. The version shown at the festival was a 95 minute "first cut", later revised to 81 minutes, then released to theaters, television and home video in the shorter format.

The special director's edition DVD is one that has never been seen by the public, having only existed on a computer editing program! I've taken some of the better moments from the long version and have integrated them with the shorter version. And now, thanks to the modern miracle of computer editing, I've added new low-tech, even cheaper looking special effects, never before possible. Once again, the Lobster Man lives!


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