Project: Kill (1976)
Nomination Year: 2008
SYNOPSIS: Leslie Nielsen, super soldier.
Okay, fine. John Trevor (Leslie Nielsen) is the head of a secret governmental program which creates supersoldiers (via drug and vitamin therapy) as elite counter-assassination operatives. But he has had enough of it, so he cold-cocks his second-in-command, Frank, and leaves. Unfortunately, without continuing his narcotics regimen, he is prone to fits of rage. As John attempts to hide forever from the US government (in the Philippines), Frank must track him down before something terrible happens.
Of course, it can be argued that the existence of this film proves that Frank was far too late.
- Worst Cover Copy
When I think of Martial Arts, I Think Leslie
Although the description of the film's plot is only marginally accurate (for instance, there are drugs involved, but not in the way implied by the back cover), the real reason that I nominated it is due to the front and back cover disagreeing as to the spelling of Leslie Nielsen's last name. As in, not N-e-i-l-s-o-n.
- Actors/Directors of Note
Actor Claim to Fame Leslie Nielsen earliest well-known role was in the classic Forbidden Planet, but probably best known as "Detective Lieutenant Frank Drebin" from the Police Squad! and Naked Gun series ... after which it became impossible to watch him in a serious role and take him seriously Gary Lockwood in addition to roles in movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey, he has a long and varied Hollywood career as "that guy in the episode of..." including Star Trek, Gunsmoke, Murder She Wrote, and on and on and on.... Vic Diaz Pamela Parsons her only role
Director Claim to Fame William Girdler killed in a helicopter crash in Manila in 1978
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