Sunstorm (2001)

Nomination Year: 2009
SYNOPSIS:  This movie stars Bo Derek (as the villain) and Stacy Keach (as the guy who gets killed ten minutes into the movie). In 1972, Richard Nixon ordered the government to print $2 billion (or $3 billion; the writers keep forgetting which) in cash to hide around the country for use in the event of nuclear war. Eventually, it occurred to someone that this plan was moronic and three generals, including Stacy Keach, were ordered to destroy the money. Of course, they stole it instead, and have been living in luxurious retirement ever since. Unfortunately, they can't just spend the cash because it's unsigned -- Nixon didn't know who the Secretary of the Treasury would be when the money was actually needed, so he just left that part blank (because, obviously, money signed by a former Secretary of the Treasury would be no good). Fortunately, the generals have signature plates for the money (because... oh, who the hell knows). One of the generals dies and his son teams with Bo Derek to kill the other two and steal the money and the signature plates from their "rightful" owners, our heroes. 90 minutes and a lot of machine-gunned fruit later, the villains are dead and the money has been blown up, along with my suspension of disbelief.

Most Ludicrous Premise

...not even for $2 billion.
In 1972 Richard Nixon had $2 billion printed and hidden in bunkers around the country to be used in the event of nuclear war. However, these bills have no signatures because Nixon didn't know who the Secretary of the Treasury would be when they actually got used. Even the hero doesn't buy it.

Worst Acting

Michael Manasseri as Packard Walsh.
Packard Walsh (Michael Manasseri) is a bottom-feeding maggot, and Bo Derek is going to kick the crap out of him for bringing down the movie with his Scarlet O'Hara accent.

Actors/Directors of Note
Actor Claim to Fame
Bo Derek yes, that Bo Derek 
Stacey Keach Hard-boozing "Mike Hammer" 
Geoffrey Lewis Clint-Eastwood-film regular and father of Juliette Lewis 
Michael Manasseri  
Director Claim to Fame
Mike Marvin  

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