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.
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